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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

All the songs chosen for 5 Best Songs this week are, intentionally or not, crushingly self-reflective and introspective. They concern relationships and how we actually relate to others emotionally, not just romantically, as well as how we treat ourselves. But that's a lot to think about on a Friday afternoon. Let's say that they're all… More »

By: Stereogum / February 20, 2015

Waxahatchee – “Under A Rock”

Waxahatchee makes the kind of music you listen to when you're barely hanging on. That's evident in "Under A Rock," the latest single from the upcoming Ivy Tripp. The song clocks in at just over two minutes, thrumming by on garage-rock-angst and disappointment. Katie Crutchfield's voice twists like barbed wire, lashing out but keeping the… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 17, 2015

Waxahatchee – “Fish Eyes” (Bottomless Pit Cover)

Bottomless Pit are the Chicago band that formed from the ashes of the excellent, unsung '90s indie rock act Silkworm, after that band's drummer, Michael Dahlquist, was killed in a car crash in 2005. Bottomless Pit are excellent and unsung, too, and you should get to know their catalog if you don't. (Their last wa… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 13, 2015

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

If we approached this column with a more literal set of guidelines, there's a good chance you would see a different list before you, one including five songs from Sleater-Kinney's No Cities To Love. (But which five?!) That album's not in stores till next week, but we got the stream this past Sunday, and… More »

By: Stereogum / January 16, 2015

Waxahatchee – “Air” + Ivy Tripp Details

The last album from Katie Crutchfield's Waxahatchee -- her second, 2013's Cerulean Salt -- was a total revelation: a record that used minimalism, melody, and Crutchfield's powerful unadorned voice to achieve crushing emotional and psychological impact. She's since signed to Merge and teased one new song -- and today we get both… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 12, 2015

Hear Waxahatchee Preview New Song In Birthday Video

Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield turns 26 today (happy birthday!) and to celebrate, she's shared a short video on her Tumblr with a preview of a new song from her forthcoming third album, which is due out in April on Merge Records. The video shows some behind-the-scenes footage of the recording process for the new… More »

By: James Rettig / January 4, 2015

Waxahatchee Signs With Merge For LP3

Waxahatchee's sophomore album, Cerulean Salt, was one of my favorites of 2013 -- Katie Crutchfield writes the kind of songs that burrow into your skin and never seem to get old, and since its release I've barely gone a week without revisiting it. Cerulean Salt was named one of our best albums of last… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 11, 2014

Ariel Pink Dissed By Grimes, Dismissed By Madonna

Ariel Pink has been agitating people lately, between his trolly comments on misogyny and the Westboro Baptist Church and his whole "maced by a feminist" story. Just yesterday, Pink said in an interview that he had been asked to work with Madonna and gave a harsh assessment of the pop star's body… More »

By: James Rettig / October 14, 2014

Watch Waxahatchee & White Lung Frontwomen Perform Together In An Acoustic Session

Well, this is cool. Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee and Mish Way of White Lung are two awesome women who front awesome rock bands, and now they're being awesome together! In an acoustic session for Noisey, Crutchfield and Way performed an unabashedly pretty rendition of Waxahatchee's "Coast To Coast" and a still-pretty-rocking version of White… More »

By: Peter Helman / August 20, 2014

Watch Nardwuar Interview Waxahatchee

Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee is one of the recent artists to be interviewed by Nardwuar The Human Serviette during a stop in Vancouver. In the new video, Crutchfield is interviewed about everything from her song's recent appearance on The Walking Dead to a house show in San Antonio that she had to cancel. Watch the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 2, 2014

Watch Beth Sing Waxahatchee On The Walking Dead (Because They Couldn’t Get Neutral Milk Hotel)

The Walking Dead takes place in a tragic, apocalyptic reality where armies of corpses are after flesh and the fellow survivors are even more dangerous, so you'd think the show's characters wouldn't have much time for indie rock. Apparently, they do, though! The character Beth Greene (played by Emily Kinney) has already established herself a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 10, 2014

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we're rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum's annual readers' poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013's best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we're… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process of appreciating the trees in a forest so sprawling it can never be mapped out entirely, celebrating… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2013

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2013

Stream Great Thunder Groovy Kinda Love

Waxahatchee frontwoman Katie Crutchfield and Swearin' bassist Keith Spencer comprise an experimental duo called Great Thunder. We heard "Kees" from the Strange Kicks EP way back in April. Now they've returned with sophomore LP Groovy Kinda Love, which clocks in at a whopping 30 tracks and spans a wide genre gamut as per their… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 19, 2013

Q&A: Swearin’ Discuss Making Music With Friends And Their New Album Surfing Strange

It was only just a year ago that Band To Watch Swearin' -- featuring the prodigious talents of former P.S. Eliot band member Allison Crutchfield -- released their excellent self-titled debut album. For fans of P.S. Eliot (in which Crutchfield played opposite her twin sister, Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield) the excellent Swearin' not only helped… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / October 1, 2013

Waxahatchee – “Misery Over Dispute” Video

Katie Crutchfield, bka Waxahatchee, has released a video for her Cerulean Salt track "Misery Over Dispute." The black-and-white clip features Crutchfield tap-dancing, so now we know not only can shred on the guitar and write songs that can kick you in the gut, but she can seriously cut a rug, too. Check out the… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 10, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Earlier today, I posted a bigass list of my favorite music videos of the year. That should honestly be enough to keep your optic nerves crammed full for the day. But if you're done with it, or you're somehow low on viewing options this weekend, please note that plenty of other good music video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2013

Waxahatchee – “Coast To Coast” Video

Waxahatchee's Cerulean Salt remains my favorite album of 2013 (and it did pretty well on our half-year list, too), but when I recommend it in conversation, I usually find myself having to explain the band name: "It's named after a creek or something, I think." Well, Katie Crutchfield's project is indeed named after… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2013

Katie & Allison Crutchfield – “Oblivion” (Grimes Cover)

Well, this is pretty dope. Rookie has commissioned a theme song for the month of May, and it's badass both in theory and in execution. Waxahatchee leader Katie Crutchfield and her twin sister, Swearin' leader Allison have recorded a punked-up cover of a song that never exactly screamed for a punked-up cover: Grimes' ethereal burble… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2013
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