Waxahatchee is an American indie music project, formed in 2010 by American singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield.
While a member of P.S. Eliot, a band formed with her twin sister Allison, Crutchfield released her first music as Waxahatchee as a split cassette with Chris Clavin on Plan-It-X Records. Her bedroom-recorded debut album, American Weekend, was released on Don Giovanni Records in 2012. Crutchfield wrote and recorded the album in one week at her family home in Birmingham, Alabama. Her lyrics focused on personal relationships, devastation and longing.
The album garnered positive reviews and was named a top album of 2012 by Dusted magazine. “Be Good” was a song of the day on NPR and listed as one of the best 50 songs of 2012. “Catfish” was featured in Welcome to Night Vale.
Waxahatchee’s fourth album, Out in the Storm, was released on 14 July 2017 on Merge Records. It is way beyond the low-fi sound quality of the early albums, partly due to the guidance of co-producer John Agnello. It was recorded in a proper studio (Miner Street Recordings) and with a full band. The Pitchfork review expresses appraisal for “Katie Crutchfield’s sharp, gorgeous songwriting”, “immersive” band sound and “songs that play like fiery exorcisms”.
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