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Sep 01, 2020

Kevin Morby has announced a new album, Sundowner, and shared its first single, “Campfire,” via a video for the song that also features his real life romantic partner, Katie Crutchfield (aka Waxahatchee), who has a brief vocal part in the middle of the video. Morby has also announced a virtual tour where he’ll be performing each of his albums in order. More

Waxahatchee Announces Livestream Series Where She’ll Play Each of Her Albums

Set to Play Her Five-Album Discography, Including Saint Cloud, Out Now via Merge

May 28, 2020

Katie Crutchfield, better known in indie rock as Waxahatchee, released her latest full-length, Saint Cloud, in March via Merge.  More

Whitney and Waxahatchee Team Up to Cover John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads”

Whitney Also Cover SWV’s “Rain” and Announce Livestream Concert

May 26, 2020

Whitney (Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek) have teamed up with Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) to cover John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” The duo have also covered SWV’s “Rain.”  More

Watch Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby Perform a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Duo Performed Their Own Songs and Covered Songs: Ohia’s “Farewell Transmission”

Apr 14, 2020

Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) and Kevin Morby have done a four-song set from their home for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts series, an adjusted version of NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concerts. They did two Waxahatchee songs from her recent Saint Cloud album (“Fire” and “Lilacs”), Morby’s 2016 gun control song “Beautiful Strangers,” and a cover of Songs: Ohia’s “Farewell Transmission.”  More

Apr 01, 2020

Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) released a new album, Saint Cloud, last week via Merge. Now she has covered Caroline Polachek’s “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” for SiriusXM.  More

Waxahatchee – Stream the New Album and Read Our Review and New Interview

Saint Cloud Out Now via Merge; Rescheduled Tour Dates Announced

Mar 27, 2020

Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) has released a new album, Saint Cloud, today via Merge. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. Also, yesterday we posted our in-depth interview with Crutchfield about the album and quarantining during COVID-19 and you can read that and earlier this week we posted our rave review of Saint Cloud. Plus she has announced some rescheduled tour dates.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: I Break Horses, Perfume Genius, Waxahatchee, The Radio Dept., and More

Plus Margaret Glaspy, Shura, Moaning, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 20, 2020

Welcome to the eleventh Songs of the Week of 2020. How’s everyone doing out there? It’s definitely scary times. We know we should stop watching the news, but we can’t stop watching the news. The COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread and not everyone is taking it seriously enough. More

Waxahatchee Shares Video for New Song “Can’t Do Much”

Saint Cloud Due Out March 27 via Merge

Mar 16, 2020

Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) is releasing a new album, Saint Cloud, on March 27 via Merge. Now she has shared another song from the album, “Can’t Do Much,” via a video for the track. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Wilma Archer, Empty Country, Yumi Zouma, Waxahatchee, and More

Plus Nap Eyes, Jay Som, Wye Oak, Glass Animals, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 21, 2020

Welcome to the seventh Songs of the Week of 2020. Since Monday was President's Day here in America, it should've been a less busy week for new tracks, but there was still plenty to choose from and this week we've got 12 songs that we consider the week's best. More

Feb 18, 2020

Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) is releasing a new album, Saint Cloud, on March 27 via Merge. Now she has shared another song from the album, "Lilacs," via a video for the track. Ashley Connor directed the clip, which solely features dancer Marlee Grace dancing to the song in an empty warehouse/performance space. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wye Oak, Mitski, Katie Gately, Ellis, and More

Plus Sorry, Badly Drawn Boy, Waxahatchee, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 24, 2020

Welcome to the third Songs of the Week of 2020. It was a mixed week for new songs. There were certainly some good tracks this week, but few that screamed Top 10 of the week. More

Jan 22, 2020

Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) has announced a new album, Saint Cloud, and shared its first single, "Fire," via a video for the track. She has also announced some new tour dates.  More

Apr 22, 2019

The lineup for the 2019 Woodsist Festival has been announced. Put on by the Woodsist label and its flagship band Woods, the festival will feature the 2009 lineup of Woods (featuring Kevin Morby and G Lucas Crane) in honor of the 10th anniversary of the band's Songs of Shame. Morby will be performing solo as well and the lineup also features Real Estate, Whitney, Waxahatchee, Hand Habits, and others. More

Merge Records Announces Initial Lineup for 30th Anniversary Festival

July 24-27, 2019, in Carrboro and Durham, NC - Destroyer, Wye Oak, Waxahatchee, The Mountain Goats, Superchunk, and More

Feb 06, 2019

Merge Records are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a hometown festival July 24-27, 2019, in Carrboro and Durham, NC. The four-day festival is set to feature more than 30 artists and the initial lineup has been announced.  More

Nov 15, 2018

Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) has announced some new West Coast tour dates. They go down next February and March. Support will come from Bonny Doon, who will also be her backing band. More

Album of the Week: Spiritualized

And Nothing Hurt Out Now via Fat Possum and Bella Union

Sep 07, 2018

Spiritualized (aka Jason Pierce and backing band) released a new album, And Nothing Hurt, today via Fat Possum (and Bella Union in the U.K.) and it's easily our Album of the Week. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wild Nothing, The Love Language, Tomberlin, Tunng, and More

Plus We Were Promised Jetpacks, Saintseneca, Richard Reed Parry, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 20, 2018

Songs of the Week returned last week after a five-week hiatus and now we're back into the full swing of things. This week's list features some returning artists who have appeared on other Songs of the Week lists lately, including a repeat #1, as well as some artists making their debut on the list. It all ends with one of the silliest songs to ever make the Songs of the Week list, which will hopefully lift your spirits. More

Jul 17, 2018

Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) has announced a new EP, Great Thunder, and shared a video for its first single, "Chapel of Pines." The video features Kevin Morby (although he does not sing on the song).  More

Apr 23, 2018

Superchunk released a new album, What a Time to Be Alive, back in February via Merge. Now they have shared a video for previous single "Erasure," which features the guest vocals of Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields) and Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee),  Whitey McConnaughy directed the video, which humorously shows the negative effect President Trump's tweets can have on people on a day-to-day basis. More

Courtney Barnett Announces More Fall Tour Dates, Waxahatchee to Support

Tell Me How You Really Feel Due Out May 18 via Mom + Pop/Marathon Artists/Milk! Records

Mar 20, 2018

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett is releasing a new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, on May 18. Now she has announced some new fall tour dates. They mainly happen this October and Waxahatchee will support. More

9 Best Songs of the Week: Jack White, Madeline Kenney, Field Music, Jay Som, and More

Plus Lord Huron, Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee, Franz Ferdinand, Loma, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 26, 2018

After two weeks of a plethora of tracks vying to be one of our Songs of the Week, this week the pickings were slimmer. Thus this week we have only nine best songs, instead of 10. There were also a lot of covers this week. More

Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee Team Up to Cover Two Jason Molina Songs for Charity

“Farewell Transmission” and “The Dark Don’t Hide It” Covered to Benefit MusiCares

Jan 25, 2018

Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) have teamed up to cover two songs by Jason Molina, who died in 2013. The digital 7-inch is being released via Dead Oceans, with proceeds going to MusiCares, which "was established by the Recording Academy to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people." More

Jan 09, 2018

Superchunk are releasing a new albumWhat a Time to Be Alive, on February 16 via Merge. Previously they shared a lyric video for its title track. Now they have shared another song from the album, "Erasure," which features the guest vocals of Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields) and Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee).  More

Jul 24, 2017

Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) released a new albumOut in the Storm, a couple of weeks back via Merge. It was our Album of the Week. Now she has shared a dreamy video for "Recite Remorse" and announced some November tour dates.  More

Under the Radar Announces Summer 2017 Issue with Grizzly Bear on the Cover

Issue 61 Also Includes Interviews with The War on Drugs, The National, Broken Social Scene, Slowdive vs. Ariel Pink, Phoenix, Beach House, and Much More

Jul 18, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Summer 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Grizzly Bear on the cover. More

Album of the Week: Waxahatchee

Out in the Storm Out Today via Merge

Jul 14, 2017

In the past, Waxahatchee, the solo project of former P.S. Eliot singer/songwriter Katie Crutchfield, was easy to like, but hard to love. Though her previous three albums have songs that rival anything on here, she's never made an artistic statement so strong from start to finish. More

Listen: Waxahatchee - “Never Been Wrong”

Out in the Storm Due Out July 14 via Merge

Jun 05, 2017

Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) is releasing a new albumOut in the Storm, on July 14 via Merge. Previously she shared a video for its first single, "Silver." More

Waxahatchee Announces July and August Full Band U.S. Tour Dates

Out in the Storm Due Out July 14 via Merge

May 08, 2017

Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) is releasing a new album, Out in the Storm, on July 14 via Merge. Now she has announced some new U.S. tour dates for July and August that feature her full backing band. More

Waxahatchee Shares “Silver (Demo)” for “Our First 100 Days” Anti-Donald Trump Project

"Our First 100 Days" Will Include a New Song Every Day for the First 100 Days of Donald Trump's Presidency

Apr 28, 2017

"Our First 100 Days" is an anti-President Donald Trump project. The good folks behind the "30 Days, 30 Songs" anti-Trump campaign during the election have teamed up with Secretly Group for "Our First 100 Days." More

Waxahatchee Announces New Album and Shares “Silver” Video

Out in the Storm Due Out July 14 via Merge

Apr 18, 2017

Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) has announced a new album, Out in the Storm, and shared a video for its first single, "Silver." Out in the Storm is due out July 14 via Merge.  More

Jan 17, 2017

The New Pornographers have announced some spring U.S. tour dates. It's been two-and-a-half years since the band's last album, 2014's Brill Bruisers, but a press release promises that "the band will be performing songs from their forthcoming seventh full-length record." The details of that full-length will be announced soon. Waxahatchee will open all shows. More

Elliott Smith Tribute Album to Feature Julien Baker, Amanda Palmer, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, and Yuck

Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith Due Out October 15 via American Laundromat Records

Mar 03, 2016

American Laundromat Records have announced Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith, which is due out October 15. The Elliott Smith tribute album will feature newly recorded covers of Smith's songs by Julien Baker, Amanda Palmer, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, Yuck, Waxahatchee, Lou Barlow, J Mascis, Adam Franklin of Swervedriver, Tanya Donelly, and others. More

Watch: Waxahatchee - “Under A Rock” Video

New Album Ivy Tripp Out Now

Apr 03, 2015

Coinciding with the release of her new album Ivy Tripp this week, musical artist Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee, has shared a brand new music video featuring her single "Under A Rock." More

Stream Toro y Moi’s “What For?”

Also Stream Waxahatchee's Ivy Tripp

Mar 30, 2015

Next week Toro y Moi, aka Chaz Bundick, returns with his newest studio album, What For?, the follow-up to his 2013 LP Anything In Return. More

Jan 12, 2015

Musical artist Katie Crutchfield, otherwise known as Waxahatchee, has announced the release of her third album, Ivy Tripp, set for release on April 7 via her new label home Merge. More

Jan 22, 2014

Katie Crutchfield, better known as Waxahatchee, has announced a string of dates surrounding her Cochella performances.  More

Watch: New Waxahatchee Video for “Misery Over Dispute”

New Tour Dates With Swearin’ Announced

Sep 10, 2013

Waxahatchee has premiered a new music video for the song "Misery Over Dispute." The song is taken from the album Cerulean Salt, which was released to acclaim earlier this year.  More


Interviews

Mar 26, 2020

Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield began her musical recording career in high school with twin sister, Allison. Earlier band P.S. Eliot gave way to Crutchfield’s primary vehicle, Waxahatchee, which she records under today. More

The End: Waxahatchee on Endings and Death

"The thought of outliving everyone I know sounds lonely and tragic but also strangely powerful. It could be the pinnacle of enlightenment and wisdom."

Sep 29, 2017

To end out the week, we ask Waxahatchee (aka singer/songwriter/guitarist Katie Crutchfield) some questions about endings and death. More

Waxahatchee

Katie Crutchfield discusses Cerulean Salt, cabin recordings, and Great Thunder

May 10, 2013

Only in her early 20s, Katie Crutchfield is already a road-tested indie rock veteran. She's been forming bands, recording albums, and touring the country with her twin sister, Allison, since they were in high school. More


Reviews

Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud

Merge

Mar 25, 2020

The opening track of Waxahatchee’s (aka Katie Crutchfield) latest album, Saint Cloud, is titled “Oxbow.” Like its name implies, the song gently wends its way through boomy drumbeats and modulating synths to empty out into an alluvial plain of Crutchfield’s relationships with friends, family, lovers, and herself.  More

Great Thunder EP

Great Thunder EP

Merge

Sep 13, 2018

This is the same Waxahatchee that gave us the splendidly energetic buzz rock of Out in the Storm last year. But you won't believe it when listening to Great Thunder. More

Out in the Storm

Out in the Storm

Merge

Jul 14, 2017

Ever since starting as a bedroom recording project and debuting with American Weekend in 2012, Katie Crutchfield has edged closer to a full-band sound. On this, her fourth album as Waxahatchee, she and her bandmates not only achieve that, but produce what is unquestionably their best album to date.  More

Ivy Tripp

Ivy Tripp

Merge

Apr 10, 2015

Anyone craving a carbon copy sequel to 2013's exemplary Cerulean Salt should probably re-assess their expectations. Katie Crutchfield was a four-year veteran of punk pop band P.S. Eliot before launching her solo career; now three albums in, she's still only in her mid-20s. More