Allison Crutchfield leads the great Philadelphia band Swearin’, whose last album was 2013’s Surfing Strange. She’s also released solo music, like 2014’s Lean In To It EP. More recently, she’s been touring with her twin sister Katie’s band Waxahatchee, and P.S. Eliot, the sisters’ old punk band, has some reunion shows coming up. And today, we learn that she’s working on her first-ever solo LP. As a solo artist, Crutchfield has joined Waxahatchee on the Merge roster, and she’ll release an as-yet-untitled LP next year.
Of the Merge recording, Crutchfield says:
Signing with Merge was always sort of a fantasy milestone in my mind, like winning an Oscar or opening a bakery in New England. It was something I dreamed about a hundred times as a teenager but never thought could actually happen. I’ve been fortunate enough to really get to know the Merge family over the last year, and now that I’m a grown-up, I’m so grateful to be able to call Merge home.
No word yet on whether Swearin’ is still a band. We’ve asked. With her backing band the Fizz, Crutchfield will open for the Julie Ruin on tour in October.