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Shadows And Light: Allison Crutchfield Forges Ahead

Allison Crutchfield’s career began between the hours of after-school snack time and dinner, when she and her identical twin sister Katie started their first band…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 18, 2017 - 12:00 pm

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Streets Of Philadelphia: How The Former “Sixth Borough” Became Rock’s First City

There's a small plastic turtle on the dashboard of Cayetana's old blue van. Her name is Tracy. She wears red glasses and does a little…
Michael Tedder | June 8, 2015 - 11:38 am


Shout Out To Swearin’s Kyle Gilbride And Talented Second Bananas Everywhere

Allison Crutchfield is, understandably, the center of attention where Swearin' is concerned. The origin story almost demands it: After conquering the tiny, insular kingdom that…
Chris DeVille | November 7, 2013 - 10:25 am

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New Swearin’ Album “Coming Soon” On Merge Records

Swearin' reunited for some shows earlier this year and, if you happened to be at one of them, you probably noticed that they played a…
James Rettig | April 18, 2018 - 1:25 pm

Swearin’ Reunite For 2018 Shows

The great Philadelphia band Swearin' broke up in 2015 a couple years after releasing their sophomore album, Surfing Strange, and when Allison Crutchfield released her…
James Rettig | November 8, 2017 - 10:37 am

Watch The Reunited P.S. Eliot Play Two Songs Live In Studio

Once upon a time, Katie and Allison Crutchfield had a band together called P.S. Eliot. They are one of the best pop-punk bands of all…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 15, 2016 - 5:42 pm

Watch Katie & Allison Crutchfield Reunite As P.S. Eliot In LA

Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and Swearin's Allison Crutchfield used to play music together under the name P.S. Eliot. They split up to pursue their own separate…
Peter Helman | September 10, 2016 - 11:45 am

Allison Crutchfield’s Debut Solo LP Out On Merge Next Year

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
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2016 - 11:09 am

Field Mouse – “The Mirror”

Field Mouse have announced that their brand new LP, entitled Episodic, will be released this summer on Topshelf Records. They've also shared its first single,…
Zac Gelfand | June 2, 2016 - 12:08 pm

P.S. Eliot Announce Reunion Tour, Compilation

Before Katie Crutchfield started her solo project Waxahatchee, and before Allison Crutchfield teamed with Kyle Gilbride to form the punk band Swearin', the sisters played…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 1, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Allison Crutchfield – “Special To Me” (Phantom Of The Paradise Cover)

Record Store Day may have rejected Faux Real II, a new compilation from Father/Daughter Records, but that doesn't mean you should. The comp features DIY-scene…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Sam Cook-Parrott & Allison Crutchfield – “Something About What Happens” (Lucinda Williams Cover)

It's by no means a surprise to hear that Swearin's Allison Crutchfield has been collaborating with Sam Cook-Parrott, the songwriter behind Radiator Hospital's understated but…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 5, 2015 - 11:37 am

Stream Allison Crutchfield Lean In To It EP

Allison Crutchfield is the leader of the very good indie rock band Swearin', and her twin sister (and former bandmate) Katie Crutchfield is Waxahatchee's Katie…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Members Of Swearin’, Speedy Ortiz, Perfect Pussy, Joanna Gruesome Share What It’s Like Being The Only Girl In A Band

A couple weeks ago, Noisey posted an article by Mariel Loveland of the New Jersey band Candy Hearts titled "How To Survive Being The Only…
Michael Nelson | May 28, 2014 - 11:26 am

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…
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2013 - 10:22 am