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July 16th, 2013

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May 18th, 2013

WAXAHATCHEE – Cerulean Salt


Waxahatchee is the name of the lake near Katie Crutchfield’s parent’s house in Alabama, it also happens to be the name of her band. It’s where, following a split from previous band P. S Elliot she retreated to record her first LP as a solo artist. While that album was a purely lo-fi solo recording, the new album ”Cerulean salt” has acquired a full band lineup.

Those DIY, home recording roots are still a big part of Waxahatchee. The sophomore release has that rough around the edges sound that gives it a raw power that is at once beautiful and exhilarating. Katie’s lyrics are confessional and personal, sung in a voice that has a beautiful tone and capable of a decent bit of shout-singing, somewhere between Cat Power and Sleater Kinney.

Misery Over Dispute and Waiting are gloriously noisy durges, and it’s nice to hear that contrast among the more jangly pop-folk and singer-songwriter acoustic songs. There is a purity to the song writing and recording that you don’t hear everyday. I’m really looking forward to the next album and/or watching them live to see what happens next.

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Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt is available on the very awesome Wichita Records

 


4 out of 5      

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