WAXAHATCHEE / Shares new single ‘Under A Rock’ and adds more European tour dates

WAXAHATCHEE / Shares new single 'Under A Rock' and adds more European tour dates

Waxahatchee has shared the single ‘Under a Rock’ from her anticipated new album ‘Ivy Tripp’, released 6 April via Wichita. ‘Under a Rock’ is a quicker guitar-driven song that lays the foundation for the rest of the album, which as a whole resonates with strong, self-aware lyrics, energetic ballads, and powerfully hushed moments of solitude. Crutchfield’s voice is the guiding force behind ‘Ivy Tripp’ – gripping you tightly and then softly releasing you into the wilds of emotion.

Following a mesmerising sold out solo performance at St Pancras Old Church last month, Waxahatchee has announced a set of shows at this year’s SXSW in March and has added dates to her extensive European tour (global listings below). The full band will include Katie Crutchfield (guitar, vocals), Keith Spencer (guitar), Katherine Simonetti (bass), Ashley Arnwine (drums), and Allison Crutchfield (guitar, keys and backup vocals).

Listen to ‘Under A Rock’ on soundcloud BELOW:

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Waxahatchee, the solo musical project of Katie Crutchfield, is named after a creek not far from her childhood home in Alabama and seems to represent both where she came from and where she’s going. The follow up to 2013’s critically lauded ‘Cerulean Salt’, ‘Ivy Tripp’ drifts confidently from its predecessor and displays a more informed and powerful recognition of where Crutchfield currently finds herself. The previous themes of loss of youth and coming of age have been replaced with self control and sheer honesty; “My life has changed a lot in the last two years, and it’s been hard for me to process my feelings other than by writing songs,” says Crutchfield. “I think a running theme [of ‘Ivy Tripp’] is steadying yourself on shaky ground and reminding yourself that you have control in situations that seem overwhelming.”

Recorded and engineered by Kyle Gilbride of Wherever Audio at Crutchfield’s home on New York’s Long Island – with drums recorded in the gym of a local elementary school – ‘Ivy Tripp’ presents a more developed and grown up version of Waxahatchee; “The title ‘Ivy Tripp’ is really just a term I made up for directionless-ness, specifically of the 20-something, 30-something, 40-something of today, lacking regard for the complaisant life path of our parents and grandparents. I have thought of it like this: ‘Cerulean Salt’ is a solid and ‘Ivy Tripp’ is a gas.”


Waxahatchee on tour:

Tue 17 – Sat 21 March Austin SXSW Festival
Sat 23 May Dresden Beatpol
Sun 24 May Manheim Maifeld Derby Festival
Mon 25 May Nürnberg K4
Tue 26 May Strasbourg La Laiterie
Wed 27 May Paris La Maroquinerie
Thu 28 May Zurich Rote Fabrik
Fri 29 May Grenoble Le Ciel
Sat 31 May Gent Dok
Mon 1 June Münster Gleis 22
Wed 3 June Hamburg Molotow
Thu 4 June Copenhagen Beta
Sat 6 June Athens Plissken Festival
Sun 7 June Berlin Gruner Salon
Mon 8 June Köln Blue Shell
Wed 10 June London Electric Ballroom
Thu 11 June Bristol The Fleece
Fri 12 June Manchester The Ruby Lounge
Sat 13 June Dublin Button Factory
Sun 14 June Belfast McHughs
Mon 15 June Glasgow Stereo
Tue 16 June Newcastle The Cluny
Wed 17 June Leeds The Brudenell Social Club
Thu 18 June Sheffield The Harley
Fri 19 June Southhampton Joiners
Sat 20 June Brighton Bleach
Sun 21 June Hilvarenbeek Best Kept Secret Festival
Sun 19 July Chicago Pitchfork Music Festival
Fri 21 August Paredes De Coura Paredes De Coura Festival
Thu 20  – Sun 23 August Brecon Beacons Green Man Festival



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