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...


Swearin' -- 2015 Tour Dates
2/19 Baby's All Right Brooklyn, NY w/ The Goodbye Party, Attendant
2/20 PhilaMOCA Philadelphia, PA w/ Attendant
3/27 William Pitt Union Pittsburgh, PA w/ Waxahatchee

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