In case you’re not already aware, Katie Crutchfield pretty much owned 2013. The release of Cerulean Salt, her sophomore album under the now full-time moniker Waxahatchee, marked a raising of the bar for emotionally charged, slacker influenced rock everywhere. Now Crutchfield is back with the announcement of a new album. If that wasn’t enough, a taste of what’s to come has just hit the world in the form of the new track ‘Air’.
The track, taken from her forthcoming long player Ivy Tripp (due out 6 April on Wichita) shows Crutchfield reaching beyond her usual guitar/drums set-up and sees her deploying a range of deep harmonies and keyboards into the sound. But this isn’t to say there’s been a sea change in her output. The newer elements float comfortably over a guitar riff that confidently fires scattering shots of wistful melody accompanied by Crutchfield’s reflective vocals.
By the sounds of ‘Air’, Waxahatchee has taken an evolutionary step in her music, which makes the concept of Ivy Tripp an even more exciting prospect.
Listen to ‘Air’ below.
Waxahatchee will no doubt be showcasing new material during her upcoming shows this summer. Here’s where you can catch her:
10 June London Electric Ballroom
11 June Bristol The Fleece
12 June Manchester The Ruby Lounge
13 June Dublin Button Factory
14 June Belfast McHughs
15 June Glasgow Stereo
16 June Newcastle The Cluny
17 June Leeds The Brudenell Social Club
18 June Sheffield The Harley
19 June Southhampton Joiners
20 June Brighton Bleach