Entries tagged with: Waxahatchee
photo: ACL 2014 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
The Austin City Limits festival returns to Zilker Park from October 2-4 and October 9-11, and though the lineup isn't supposed to be announced until this Tuesday, Austin 360 points out that the festival's website appeared to have leaked it early. The posting was quickly taken down, but not before 365 Things Austin could screenshot it. And if this thing is actually accurate, ACL 2015 includes Foo Fighters, Drake, The Strokes, The Weeknd, Disclosure, Deadmau5, Bassnectar, Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, Tame Impala, Sturgill Simpson, The Decemberists, Brand New, TV on the Radio, A$AP Rocky, Billy Idol, Chance the Rapper, Father John Misty, Brandon Flowers, Run the Jewels, Sylvan Esso, Kurt Vile, Waxahatchee, Florence + the Machine, Modest Mouse and more.
Check out the full leaked lineup below. Tickets go on sale Tuesday (5/5) at 10 AM CDT.
photo: Waxahatchee at MHOW earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The annual free Hudson River Rocks concert series on Pier 84 returns this summer with three shows. On July 9 it's Waxahatchee (who was here earlier this month) and special guests; on July 23 it's Scotland's We Were Promised Jetpacks with Boston's Krill; and on August 6 it's '90s-indie lovers Yuck with new 4AD signee U.S. Girls.
The pier is accessible at West 44th St or West 43 St at 12th Ave, and each show opens at 6 PM with the music starting at 7. Pier 84 is also the location of the (not free) 4Knots Music Festival this year.
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher
Waxahatchee brought her ongoing tour in support of her new album Ivy Tripp to NYC last night (4/9) for a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The new album is her biggest-sounding one yet, and her new live set up gets that across perfectly. Katie Crutchfield is now joined by her twin sister Allison (of Swearin') who provides harmonies on most songs, and between them and Allison's Swearin' bandmate Keith Spencer all playing guitar on several songs, they really thicken their sound. Some of the older ones (especially "Peace and Quiet" from Cerulean Salt) never sounded as big as they did last night.
And perhaps the band's newest secret weapon is drummer Ashley Arnwine (of Pinkwash and Bleeding Rainbow), who's incredibly tight and gives Waxahatchee's live show more power than ever. Sometimes it was as fun to watch her drum as it was to watch Katie and Allison sing. But while this new maximalist Waxahatchee is nice to see, her minimal side is still an important part of the show. In contrast with the full-band songs, a handful had Katie and Allison's voices backed only by a keyboard, or only by a guitar, or only by bass and drums. Katie went fully back to Waxahatchee's beginnings for the three-song encore that had her alone on stage with just a guitar, and those moments were as commanding as the newly fleshed-out ones.
Opening was Girlpool (who return to that venue in July to headline with Alex G opening) and The Goodbye Party, the current project of The Ambulars' Michael Cantor who had Radiator Hospital singer Sam Cook-Parrott and Swearin' co-lead singer Kyle Gilbride among the members of his live band. More pictures of all three bands below...
by Andrew Sacher
Waxahatchee's third and biggest-sounding album yet, Ivy Tripp, will be out next week via Merge (her first for the label), and she's now streaming it in full ahead of its release. Like a lot of great indie rock, it toys with slightly left-of-center sounds while still incorporating genuine hooks. It brings keyboards, drum machines, and more guitar effects into her once-bare sound, but also still has songs like "Blue" that would've fit perfectly on Cerulean Salt or American Weekend. Check out the album over at NPR.
You can watch a video of her playing "Under A Rock" from the new album at Pitchfork's SXSW show, with her updated list of tour dates, below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher
Katie & Allison Crutchfield @ Mohawk Austin - 3/17/15
The music portion of SXSW began in proper yesterday (3/17), and that included a solo Waxahatchee set at the House of Vans at Mohawk. Katie Crutchfield played a handful of stripped-down versions of songs off her upcoming third album, Ivy Tripp (due 4/7 via Merge), and a few older ones too. She brought her twin sister Allison (of Swearin') on stage to sing on a few songs too, including the one from Cerulean Salt where they harmonize the whole time, "Blue Pt. II." The show also featured sets from Angel Olsen, Speedy Ortiz, Torres and more. Pictures of Angel and Speedy are on BV Austin, and a set of Waxhatchee pics are in this post.
In related news, Radiator Hospital -- the band fronted by former Waxahatchee member Sam Cook-Parrott and including current Swearin' drummer Jeff Bolt -- are also playing some shows this month. Those include a NYC stop on March 24 at Silent Barn with Bloomington's Nice Try, and NYC locals The Meltaways and Trace Mountains (mem LVL UP). That's $7 at the door.
All Radiator Hospital dates are listed, with more Waxahatchee pics, below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Swearin' / The Goodbye Party at Baby's All Right - 2/19/15
This spring, half of Swearin' will hit the road as members of Waxahatchee's band, but they decided to squeeze in two of their own shows ahead of that, the first of which was in NYC at Baby's All Right on Thursday night (2/19). It was an all-in-the-family show, with a full-band opening set from The Goodbye Party (the project of ex-Ambulars member Michael Cantor) that included Swearin's Kyle Gilbride and Radiator Hospital singer Sam Cook-Parrott. Radiator Hospital also share a drummer with Swearin', and their bassist Jon Rybicki's other band Attendant opened the night. Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield (whose twin sister Allison is in Swearin') could also be seen watching from the side of the stage. Great show all around. Pictures are in this post and continue below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Waxahatchee at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
As first single "Air" hinted, Waxahatchee covers a lot of new ground on Ivy Tripp, her third album and first for Merge (due 4/7). The second single though, titled "Under A Rock," sounds more like something that could've been on 2013's Cerulean Salt. It's a folk song for about 10 seconds before turning into the kind of '90s-style fuzz rocker Katie Crutchfield sometimes delivered on that album (like "Coast to Coast"), but it's also bigger-sounding than any of her previous work. Check it out below.
Waxahatchee's supporting the album on a tour as a 5-piece band (including her twin sister Allison and Keith Spencer of Swearin') which hits NYC on April 9 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Girlpool and The Goodbye Party. Tickets for that show are still available. They're also on the recently-announced Pitchfork Festival.
Meanwhile, Swearin' have a few shows this week, including NYC on Thursday (2/19) at Baby's All Right. Since we last spoke, it was revealed that The Goodbye Party also open that show, as do Radiator Hospital side project Attendant. Tickets for Baby's are still available.
Updated Swearin' dates are listed, with Goodbye Party and Attendant album streams, below...
Girlpool (photo by Alice Baxley)
LA duo Girlpool were announced earlier this week as support for the upcoming Waxhahatchee tour, including the NYC show happening April 9 at MHOW with The Goodbye Party (tix on sale at noon on Fri, 1/16). They've also got a handful of other dates happening sooner than that, including a headlining Brooklyn show on January 28 at Silent Barn with quality locals Told Slant and New Brunswick/New Paltz's Fraternal Twin. That's $8 at the door.
Girlpool are also the subject of a 25-minute documentary called Things Are OK, which was directed by Cory McConnell and includes footage of their performances at the now-closed Brooklyn venues Death by Audio and Glasslands. You can watch that, with the list of tour dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Waxhatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) recently put out a teaser for her third LP and first for Merge, and she's now revealed more details. The album's called Ivy Tripp, and it will be out on April 7 via her new label home. It was produced and recorded with Swearin' members Kyle Gilbride and Keith Spencer. That's the album artwork above.
Katie also put out the album's first single "Air." I liked her last album a lot, but this immediately sounds better to me than everything on it. This is terrifically crafted indie rock with way bigger ambitions that it seemed like Katie had on her home-recorded debut, and she achieves those ambitions in a way that feels pretty effortless. Check it out below.
Waxahatchee also announced an extensive 2015 tour, which will have her joined once again by Keith Spencer as well as her twin sister Allison, also of Swearin'. Bassist Katherine Simonetti and drummer Ashley Arnwine complete the lineup.
That tour includes several dates with The Goodbye Party (who recently played Glasslands with Waxhatchee), and others with Girlpool (who, like Waxahatchee, recently toured with Jenny Lewis). Two of the dates include all three bands, including Philly and the Brooklyn show happening April 9 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon on Friday (1/16) with an AmEx presale starting at noon on Wednesday (1/14).
All dates are listed, with the new song, below...
by Andrew Sacher
As discussed, Waxhatchee signed to Merge for her third full length which will be out in April. There's still no single released from that, but yesterday (1/4) on main member Katie Crutchfield's 26th birthday, she put out an album trailer that features 54 seconds of new music. It's not a lot to go on, but it sounds good and so far it doesn't seem like Cerulean Salt part 2. Check it out for yourself below.
Waxahatchee play Portland this Tuesday, 1/6, an XRAY.FM-curated Red Bull Sound Select show which is just $3 with RSVP (much like our own upcoming RBSS show which is 1/13 at Baby's in Brooklyn).
Katie's twin sister Allison and Waxahatchee member Keith Spencer's band Swearin' also have two shows coming up in February. First they play NYC on February 19 at Baby's All Right and then Philly a day later. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.
In more related news, Radiator Hospital frontman and former Waxahatchee bassist Sam Cook-Parrott recently wrote about his Top 10 Days of 2014 for The Media, where he also premiered a cover of Lucinda Williams' "Something About What Happens" with Allison Crutchfield, with whom he toured and collaborated in 2014.
Listen to that, with the Waxahatchee trailer and list of Swearin' dates, below...
Waxahatchee at Glasslands last night (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Just this morning we posted pictures of Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) at the Glasslands show she played last night (12/10), and now comes the exciting news that she's signed to Merge Records for her third full length which will be out in early 2015. Congrats Katie! Here's what she says about the signing:
I'm so happy to announce that Waxahatchee will be working with Merge. They've been one of my favorite labels for a very long time. They're wonderful people, and I'm so excited about making records with them in the future!Merge is putting the new album out in North America and Wichita is releasing it in the rest of the world. It will follow 2012's American Weekend and 2013's Cerulean Salt, which both came out on Don Giovanni (who have their 2015 showcases soon).
Watch a video from Cerulean Salt below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Williamsburg venue Glasslands is in its final month before the building's new residents move in, and last night the venue's series of final shows continued with a stacked four-artist bill. Headlining was Waxahatchee in solo mode playing stripped down versions of fan favorites and doing a bit of previewing her upcoming album too. Before that we got psych-folk from Steve Gunn (backed by a bassist and drummer), the most likeminded set on the lineup to Waxahatchee from The Goodbye Party (aka ex-Ambulars member Michael Cantor), and Weyes Blood's classic pop stylings with her powerhouse pipes. Pictures from the show are in this post.
In related news, Waxahatchee-related band Swearin' play a free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday (12/12). Since we last spoke, Quarterbacks, Mean Creek and Bethlehem Steele were added to that show. Quarterbacks will release a self-titled album, the followup to this year's Quarterboy, on February 10 via Team Love. You can stream a track from that, with more pictures from the Glasslands show, below.
by Andrew Sacher
The Goodbye Party is the project of Michael Cantor, formerly of Philly lo-fi pop punks The Ambulars, who are currently on hiatus. He released a split with Spoonboy earlier this year, and now he's got a new full length called Silver Blues out this week on Salinas (also home of The Ambulars, as well as Radiator Hospital, Swearin' and others). Michael recorded the album with drummer Joey Doubek of Pinkwash (who are playing the 2015 Don Giovanni showcases) and while it's not a punk record like The Ambulars, some of the indie/power pop songs wouldn't be too out of place in that band. A handful of others, however, are more somber droning songs that aren't too unlike The Microphones. You can stream the album in full below, and download it (name your price) at bandcamp.
The Goodbye Party will be in NYC soon to open for Waxahatchee at one of the final Glasslands shows on December 10. Also on that show is psych folkie Steve Gunn (who's been popping up on year-end lists) and powerhouse singer Weyes Blood. That's a pretty stacked show all around. Tickets are still available.
LP stream below...
TR/ST @ Irving Plaza in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, Glasslands is planning some cool shows for their final month. Among them is Toronto's Trust, who are now offically spelling their name TR/ST, on December 29. That show is with Klaus, SoftSpot, and a DJ set by Big Al. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 1 PM. TR/ST's last NYC visit was at Irving Plaza in September.
In addition to this and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart show on 11/24, some of the other just-announced Glasslands shows that all go on sale at 1 PM today include:
Ducktails play Glasslands on December 26 with friends Julian Lynch and Family Portrait (tickets).
by Andrew Sacher
Waxahatchee at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
As previously discussed, Katie Crutchfield is planning a new Waxahatchee album, and she'll soon be going on a solo tour previewing songs from it which hits NYC on November 10 at Le Poisson Rouge. Since we last spoke, it's been announced that support at that show comes from two Cerulean Salt contributors, Swearin's Allison Crutchfield (Katie's twin sister and former PS Eliot/Bad Banana bandmate, who released an excellent solo EP this year) and Radiator Hospital (the project of former Waxahatchee bassist Sam Cook-Parrott, who released an excellent album this year that Katie sings on). Tickets for that show are on sale now. RadHos and Allison also open for Waxahatchee (separately) at her two Philly shows.
Right after the NYC show, Waxahatchee will open a few dates for one of her biggest influences, Jenny Lewis (Katie has a Rilo Kiley tattoo), on her tour. She won't be at her NYC or Long Island date, but she does open for her in Philly. Updated Waxahatchee dates are listed below.
Radiator Hospital and Allison Crutchfield (who also appear on each others' new releases) are also touring together before those Waxahatchee shows. That tour includes a previously discussed NYC show on October 19 at Silent Barn with Slutever, Girlpool and Libbie 2000. Updated list of their dates below as well.
White Lung singer Mish Way and Waxahatchee singer Katie Crutchfield recently teamed up to film a collaborative Noisey Acoustics Session on a rooftop on the Lower East Side. They take on one track from each of their bands -- White Lung's "Wrong Star" and Waxahatchee's "Coast to Coast" -- with Katie on guitar and both of them singing. Waxahatchee's normally-full-band "Coast to Coast" unsurprisingly sounds great acoustic, and much more surprisingly, the fast and heavy "Wrong Star" does too. Watch the videos below.
White Lung are also touring, hitting NYC on September 3 at Glasslands with Mormon Crosses and Flykills (tickets), and also playing NY's Basilica Sound Scape. They've added more dates to their tour too. All are listed, with the videos, below.
by Andrew Sacher
Yesterday, Pitchfork posted their top 200 tracks of the decade so far, and today they've listed the top 100 albums to have come out between 2010-2014. There's some surprises on there. For example, I didn't expect to see Bon Iver's self-titled, their #1 album of 2011 and with a score of 9.5, rank as low as #27 on this list. I was also surprised to see Chief Keef make it but not, say, Shabazz Palaces or Schoolboy Q. And there's a few other glaring omissions: nothing by The National? Grizzly Bear? One thing that will surprise no one though, is their #1 pick.
You can check out the full list below...
Waxahatchee at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
It's been a while since Waxahatchee have played NYC and even longer since they've headlined a show here, but that will finally change this fall.
A full tour hasn't been announced at the moment, but a few dates have popped up including a NYC show in-the-round at Le Poisson Rouge on November 10. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday (8/20) at 10 AM.
UPDATE: It's a full tour and will be Katie Crutchfield touring solo to preview songs from her upcoming followup to Cerulean Salt. All dates are listed below. She also gave this statement on the shows:
I'm really looking forward to my upcoming tour this fall. I'm planning on playing songs from both my albums as well as songs from a new album i just finished recording. I'll also be playing solo, which i'm really excited about. We chose most of the venues specifically because they're more conducive to a more intimate type of performance. When i first started playing these songs i only toured solo and it's always so gratifying for me to perform that way againWatch the video for "Misery Over Dispute" from last year's excellent Don Giovanni-released Cerulean Salt, with the list of currently known dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Radiator Hospital had one of 2013's most excellent relatively-overlooked albums with their full-band debut Something Wild, and they're now following it with another full-band long player Torch Song in August via Salinas. You can pre-order the LP from Salinas now, but the digital version is already out. It can be downloaded (name your price) at bandcamp and streamed in full below.
Once again, Swearin' drummer Jeff Bolt is backing Sam (as well as Cynthia Schemmer and Jon Rybicki), and the rest of Swearin' -- Kyle Gilbride, Keith Spencer and Allison Crutchfield (vocals on "Midnight Nothing") -- contribute to the album too. Allison's sister Katie Crutchfield (aka Waxahatchee) contributed vocals to "Blue Gown" and "Five & Dime," and All Dogs vocalist/Saintseneca member Maryn Jones sings on "Fireworks."
Radiator Hospital don't appear to have a tour scheduled at the moment, but they play a lot and will hopefully come back around sooner than later.
Stream the new album below...
Haim / Brody Dalle / La Luz @ Sasquatch 6/1/2014
Everyone has their own opinions on what makes for a memorable day of Sasquatch. Some believe that it's a chance of a lifetime headliner. Others think that it's a day filled with warm temps and unceasing sunshine.Sasquatch 2014 came to a close on Sunday (6/1) with sets from Haim, Queens of the Stone Age, tUnE-yArDs, Rodriguez, Parquet Courts, Tycho, Kid Kudi, Elbow, John Grant, Waxahatchee, Brody Dalle, La Luz, Lucius, Bob Mould, Major Lazer, comedians like Hannibal Burress and Kate Berlant, and lots more. Pictures from Sasquatch day 3 are in this post.
But what really makes an unforgettable day at the Gorge's perennial Memorial Day festival is a day where no matter the time, there's always a mind-blowing performance to be found. The final day this year was one of those days.
Starting promptly at 1 p.m., the first few hours of the third day were stacked with some of the best female offerings that Sasquatch had provided yet. Seattle's fun loving punk rock outfit Tacocat jammed out to a jaunty set of tunes and kept the audience rapt with a combination of irreverent humor and a hurricane of bubbles that swirled in front of them. They were immediately followed on the Yeti stage by their Hardly Art label mates La Luz who kept it cool and breezy with an engaging display of their modern surf-rock sound.
The bevy of fantastic women performers continued with another epic one-two punch on the main stage starting with bona fide punk rock ass-kicker Brody Dalle. Tune-Yards kept things thumping shortly thereafter and got the crowd moving with her one of a kind, drum-driven world music inflected sound. Dozens of people burst into a legitimate full-tilt run down the gorge as she kicked into her song "Gangsta." - [The News Tribune]
Storm King Art Center in 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
We already mentioned that one of The Baseball Project's shows (mems R.E.M., Dream Syndicate) this year is at the Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY which isn't too far from NYC. That show is actually part of Storm King's 2014 Outdoor Music Series, which includes two other concerts.
On June 8 it's Katie Crutchfield's confessional indie rock/folk project Waxahatchee and Here We Go Magic singer Luke Temple, followed by The Baseball Project with Happiness on July 20, and finally it's NY folk rockers The Felice Brothers and guitar experimenter Steve Gunn on September 21.
All shows start at 2 PM and are free with Storm King admission ($15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 children ages 5-18, free for children 4 and under).
The Felice Brothers' tour also hits NYC in July at Webster Hall.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
astronaut / Kate Nash / Replacements / Haim / Girl Talk
At 68, Bryan Ferry is one of the oldest performers at this weekend's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, and one of the most debonair. But the former Roxy Music singer and veteran solo artist was one of at least two artists who wore a tuxedo for their performance at the annual festival in Indio Friday night.We already posted Outkast and Dum Dum Girls. Here are the rest of the pictures from the first dusty day of the first weekend of Coachella 2014 (which is also streaming online). The photos continue, Replacements and Bryan Ferry included, below...
The other, a bit surprisingly considering his raucous musical legacy, was Paul Westerberg, 54, the perpetually tousled leader of The Replacments, who reunited last year after a 22-year hiatus to perform three shows (Coachella was the fourth). Yet, while Westerberg was quick to doff his tuxedo jacket, Ferry kept his on, although he undid his tie. Their sartorial style notwithstanding, Ferry and Westerberg have little in common, but both delivered winning performances that represented two very different -- and influential -- chapters in rock history. [UTSanDiego]
Forecastle Festival returns to Waterfront Park in Louisville, KY from July 18-20 with a lineup of Outkast, Jack White, Beck, The Replacements, Slint (their first US reunion date so far!), Spoon, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Jenny Lewis, tUnE-yArDs, Action Bronson, Against Me!, Sun Kil Moon, Sharon Van Etten, Black Lips, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Waxahatchee, Young & Sick and more. Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday (3/7) at noon.
Full lineup below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher
Hop Along / Swearin' @ Saint Vitus - 2/24/14
Hop Along, Swearin' and Great Thunder took over Saint Vitus in NYC last night (2/24) as part of a free show presented by Shiner in conjunction with Transmission in Austin, and us at BrooklynVegan. It was a great show and the second time in three days that I saw the Crutchfield sisters sharing a stage in Brooklyn.
Great Thunder, the side project of Katie Crutchfield (who currently fronts Waxahatchee) and Keith Spencer (of Swearin' and the current drummer of Waxahatchee's live band), kicked off the night with Katie and Keith trading songs, switching between acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and keyboard. Especially since both members have such active bands, Great Thunder can come off like a "just for fun" kind of project, but the songs they played last night were too strong for that. Some rivaled the best moments of the members' main bands.
Great as they were, there's no denying when Keith took the stage again for the Swearin' set that followed, the energy in the packed room drastically increased. Swearin' have put in many solid NYC appearances over the last few years, but this had to be the best I've seen them. With their great new album, Surfing Strange, which is bigger, heavier, and more collaborative than their still-great debut, Swearin' have developed into a serious live force. The interplay between co-lead singers Allison Crutchfield and Kyle Gilbride is spot on, and it increasingly diversifies the set. They've got the passionate slow(er) burners ("Movie Star"), the rockers ("Unwanted Place"), and the in between ("Dust in the Gold Sack").
The show wrapped up with the great as always Hop Along. They're finally getting around to following up 2012's excellent Get Disowned, and they used the show to try out some new material, which was sounding pretty great. The new album is definitely one to look forward to. The crowd seemed into it too, but of course it was the older stuff that really got them going. New-ish single "Sister Cities" didn't feel new-ish anymore, as it's now a live staple and most of the crowd seemed familiar, and on closing song "Tibetan Pop Stars," from just about anywhere in the room you could hear the crowd shouting along over Frances Quinlan's own voice. Really fun night, and you can check out pictures of the whole thing in this post.
Hop Along return to NYC to open for Paint It Black at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on March 8 with Night Birds and Bad Canoes (fronted by Screaming Females' Marissa Paternoster). Free. Hop Along are also planning to tour with Title Fight and Waxahatchee on the west coast surrounding those two bands' appearances at Coachella. Tour flyer (with all dates) below.
More pictures and videos from Saint Vitus below...