Waxahatchee, an individual project of Kate Crutchfield, is the new artist-to-watch in grunge-pop. The creative, grid-ditching indie artist released her first album, American Weekend, after the breakup of her previous group P.S. Eliot last year. The best part? She recorded the whole notable album in her bedroom. "Be Good," possibly the most notable track off of American Weekend, was named one of the 50 best songs of 2012 by NPR.
Waxahatchee's newest album Cerulian Salt, released on March 5th, confirms that Waxahatchee isn't going anywhere any time soon. This track, off of Cerulian Salt, is just one of the artists short and sweet songs that sounds like it could easily fit on the soundtrack of a Jason Reitman movie (mostly Juno). While the track isn't exactly new, it was released in March, it deserves the extra attention.
Waxahatchee is on tour this summer with Tegan and Sara, but she's playing a number shows on her own, too. Check her out when you can.
Waxahatchee Summer Tour Dates:
Jun 08 Ritz, Manchester, United Kingdom*
Jun 09 ABC, Glasgow, United Kingdom*
Jun 11 The Troxy, London, United Kingdom*
Jun 12 Institute, Birmingham, United Kingdom*
Jun 13 The Shacklewell Arms, London, England
Jun 17 Capitol, Offenbach Am Main, Germany*
Jun 18 Astra, Berlin, Germany*
Jun 19 Monarch, Berlin, Germany
Jun 20 E-Werk, Cologne, Germany*
Jun 21 Día de la Música 2013, Matadero Madrid, Spain
Jun 24 Point Ephemere, Paris, France
Jun 25 Le Trianon, Paris, France*
Jun 26 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands*
Jun 27 AB, Brussels, Belgium*
Jul 11 Pier 84, New York, New York
Jul 19 Pitchfork Music Fest, Union Park, Chicago, Illinois
Jul 31 Morgan's Pier, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 24 FYF Festival 2013, Los Angeles State Historic Park in Los Angeles, CA
* = dates with Tegan and Sara