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Snail Mail – “Valentine”

It’s been a minute since Snail Mail released Lush, one of the best debuts from an artist in recent memory. After touring hard behind that album, Lindsey Jordan stepped out of the spotlight. The album’s official biography (written by friend and fellow musician Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee) notes that Jordan went to a rehab facility in Arizona, which is where she started to sketch out the shape of her follow-up despite not having access to her instruments. Earlier this year, Jordan went to Dur...
Tags: Music, Arizona, Jordan, New Music, Durham North Carolina, Waxahatchee, Snail Mail, Katie Crutchfield, Brad Cook, Lindsey Jordan, Josh Coll

Staff pick: Waxahatchee at Skully's

Katie Crutchfield returns to town one year after the release of perhaps her best album yet, "Saint Cloud"        [Author: Columbus Alive]
Tags: Religion, Waxahatchee, Katie Crutchfield, Columbus Alive

Bedouine – “The Wave”

Azniv Korkejian, the singer-songwriter and Artist To Watch known as Bedouine, has never really stopped releasing music in the interim since 2019’s Bird Songs Of A Killjoy. Last year she released a bunch of covers: Margo Guryan’s “The Hum,” the folk traditional “All My Trials,” Ron Sexsmith’s “Imaginary Friends” (for our Save Stereogum comp), Big Star’s “Thirteen” (alongside Waxahatchee and Hurray For The Riff Raff), and Bill Withers’ “Let Me In Your Life” (for an all-star voting rights comp). No...
Tags: Music, New Music, Waxahatchee, Ron Sexsmith, Margo Guryan, Bedouine

Waxahatchee – “Talkin’ Dust Bowl Blues” (Woody Guthrie Cover)

Waxahatchee has covered Woody Guthrie. This tracks! But why has it come to pass? Because the iconic folk singer’s 1940 album Dust Bowl Ballads is about to get a tribute album curated by Grammy-winning music supervisor and producer Randall Poster, who worked on such projects as Skyfall, The Wolf Of Wall Street, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Boardwalk Empire.
Tags: Music, Woody Guthrie, New Music, Randall Poster, Waxahatchee

Why bands are disappearing: 'Young people aren’t excited by them'

Maroon 5’s Adam Levine was scoffed at for suggesting there ‘aren’t any bands any more’ – but if you look at the numbers, he’s right. Wolf Alice, Maximo Park and industry insiders ask why“The moment that we started a band was the best thing that ever happened,” sings Matty Healy on the 1975’s recent single Guys. The song is an ardent love letter to the band, and to the romance of bands in general: the camaraderie, the solidarity, the joyous fusion of creativity and friendship. It’s an old sentime...
Tags: Music, Media, Social Media, Rap, Culture, Pop and rock, Digital Media, Dance music, Haim, Adam Levine, Apple Music, Bts, Phoebe Bridgers, The 1975, Zane Lowe, Levine

Music made 2020 better, but we failed to make 2020 better for musicians

“Are you okay?” I don’t have a good answer to the question. Knowing full well that I’m talking back to an algorithm — even one asking the same question of everyone with a different band mad-libbed in — doesn’t soften the blow. Am I? Are we? Is anyone, really? In this case, it’s referring to Waxahatchee. I mean, yeah, I totally listened to a lot of Waxahatchee this year. Waxahatchee is good. Saint Cloud was one of my favorite albums of the year. Katie Crutchfield’s music doesn’t exist in the Elli...
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Gift Guide: TechCrunch’s Favorite Things of 2020

It goes without saying, but 2020 was a bad year for a lot of people. For many, it was a year of stress, of sadness, and anxiety. It was a year of missing friends and family; of just getting to the next day, even as each day seemed to blur into the last. As we’ve done at the end of each of the past few years, we invited our team to look back and highlight some of their “favorite things” — the things that, as we look back from the depths of December, put smiles on our faces, or helped us pass the ...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Hbo, Christopher Nolan, UK, England, Australia, India, Amc, Toronto, San Francisco, Tech, ESP

The 20 best songs of 2020

Our writers considered hundreds of contenders – and here are their picks of the year. Listen to all 390 tracks they voted for on our playlistDelivered from a nightmare: why our No 1 song works so wellWe kick off our end of 2020 music coverage with Guardian critics’ favourite songs, with our album of the year countdown starting tomorrow. As ever, each critic votes for top 20 songs and albums, with points allocated for each placing, and those points tallied to make these lists. There were 390 song...
Tags: Music, Rap, Culture, Pop and rock, Bob Dylan, Hip-hop, Dance music, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Electronic Music, The Weeknd, Cardi B, Fiona Apple, Waxahatchee, Rina Sawayama, Dua Lipa

Watch Phoebe Bridgers, Waxahatchee, Jeff Tweedy, Beck, & More Cover Daniel Johnston

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of Daniel Johnston's death. As a tribute to the beloved outsider singer-songwriter, New York's Electric Lady Studios organized Honey I Sure Miss You, a tribute concert featuring Phoebe Bridgers, Waxahatchee, Jeff Tweedy, Beck, Devendra Banhart, the Lemon Twigs, Kevin Morby, Fontaines D.C., and more covering Johnston's songs. Watch … More »
Tags: Music, New York, News, Beck, Phoebe Bridgers, Jeff Tweedy, Kevin Morby, Devendra Banhart, Johnston, Waxahatchee, Daniel Johnston, Electric Lady Studios, The Lemon Twigs, Fontaines D.C, Phoebe Bridgers Waxahatchee Jeff Tweedy Beck, Lemon Twigs Kevin Morby Fontaines D

Bett Williams' Playlist for Her Memoir "The Wild Kindness"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Roxane Gay, and many others. Bett Williams' memoir The Wild Kindness is a fascinating and compelling exploration of self and discovery through psychedelics. Kirkus wrote of the book: "An exuberant endorsement of the use of ps...
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Whitney – “Hammond Song” (The Roches Cover)

Back in May, the gently sighing Chicago retro rockers Whitney released , renditions of John Denver's soft '70s folk-rock hit "Take Me Home, Country Roads" (with Waxahatchee in tow!) and SWV's '90s R&B jam "Rain." Turns out those are part of a whole album of covers the band … More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, Whitney, John Denver, Waxahatchee, The Roches

The 10 Best Waxahatchee Songs

Katie Crutchfield decamped to her parents' home in the dead of winter to record an album. It was 2011 and Crutchfield was nearing the end of P.S. Eliot, the band she had started with her twin sister Allison a few years earlier. Like many bands before them, its members wanted to go in different directions, … More »
Tags: Music, 10 Best Songs, Allison, Waxahatchee, Eliot, Crutchfield, Katie Crutchfield

Save Stereogum: An ‘00s Covers Comp

I started Stereogum in 2002 with a LiveJournal and a dream (to get free CDs). Seriously though, I started this site to discuss new music with strangers on the internet. Without all of you who comment thoughtfully on our features, send us hot tips, and aggressively point out our typos, this would be a really … More »
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 So Far

You've seen the memes. It's only been five months and 2020 has already been a historical shitshow of a year. Thousands and thousands died while the rest of us slowly lost our minds in lockdown. And then, just as things finally seemed to be returning to some shattered semblance of normalcy, cities all … More »
Tags: Music, Tame Impala, Jay-z, Bob Dylan, Charli Xcx, Sorry, Envy, Grimes, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, Caribou, Kehlani, Lil Uzi Vert, Freddie Gibbs, Braids, Arca

Katie Crutchfield Performing Each Waxahatchee Album In Weekly Ticketed Livestreams

For a while there, Katie Crutchfield was hopping on Instagram Live with Kevin Morby on a weekly basis, covering songs and playing her own music, with a focus on tracks from her recently-released classic Saint Cloud. Their last stream was at the end of April, though, and today Crutchfield … More »
Tags: Music, News, Kevin Morby, Waxahatchee, Crutchfield, Katie Crutchfield

Whitney – “Take Me Home, Country Roads” (John Denver Cover) (Feat. Waxahatchee) & “Rain” (SWV Cover)

Whitney, the deeply chill Chicago indie duo, recently went through a traumatic experience, when the members of the band were robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight in Portland. But today, they are returning to the business of releasing profoundly relaxing guitar music into the world. Whitney released their most recent album
Tags: Music, Chicago, Portland, Whitney, John Denver, Waxahatchee, SWV, John Denver Cover Feat Waxahatchee

The Benevolent Celebrity Livestream Parade Is So Bleak

Livestreams suck. Livestreams have always sucked. There are exceptions -- when your favorite artist logs on, when something incredibly charming and unexpected happens -- but in general, watching musicians perform onscreen from home is underwhelming and sometimes depressing. By necessity, the format has become a mainstay of the music industry during the coronavirus pandemic, which … More »
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Charli Xcx, Sam Smith, Elton John, Dave Grohl, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Jordin Sparks, Naughty By Nature, Avril Lavigne, Hailee Steinfeld, New Kids On The Block

The Precarious Comeback Of StageIt, Where Live-Streaming Musicians Actually Get Paid

Almost two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, "going live" at home has become the new normal for scores of musicians. There's homegrown operations, like Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby's weekly living-room sessions; charity-based efforts have abounded, from Angel Olsen's new-music-previewing concert earlier this month to Global Citizen's Lady Gaga-assisted and … More »
Tags: Music, Lady Gaga, Kevin Spacey, Rupaul's Drag Race, Sounding Board, Rhett Miller, Old 97's, Kevin Morby, Olsen, Waxahatchee, Latrice Royale, Beach Bunny, Evan And Jaron, Evan Lowenstein, StageIt

Watch Waxahatchee & Kevin Morby Cover Big Star, Silver Jews, John Prine, Emmylou Harris

Waxahatchee just released Saint Cloud, an absolute stunner of an album, into the quarantine era. That means that Katie Crutchfield and her partner Kevin Morby are stuck at home together, and she can't go anywhere or do anything to promote it. So instead, the two of them have been covering various favorite songs. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Kevin Morby, Emmylou Harris, Big Star, Waxahatchee, Katie Crutchfield, John Prine Emmylou Harris

Waxahatchee – “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” (Caroline Polachek Cover)

If you were watching Katie Crutchfield and Kevin Morby's most recent Instagram Live stream on the eve of the release of Waxahatchee's Saint Cloud like I was (Crutchfiends, rise up!), there was a point when Crutchfield tried to play a cover of Caroline Polachek's Pang track "So Hot You're … More »
Tags: Music, Kevin Morby, Waxahatchee, Crutchfield, Katie Crutchfield, Caroline Polachek, Caroline Polachek Cover

Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield Is Out of the Storm, Cleareyed

The 31-year-old singer and songwriter’s new album, “Saint Cloud,” has a cleaner sound and some of her most evocative lyrics.
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Waxahatchee: 'Getting sober, you’re facing this stuff shoved deep down'

As she releases her superb fifth album, Alabama musician Katie Crutchfield shows us around her native Birmingham, and explains how sobriety opened up her songwritingKatie Crutchfield pulls up in her dad’s rugged Jeep outside my hotel in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. She grins when I voice my surprise at her ride. “I should have told you it was a ragtop with crazy tyres,” she says. It’s early March, and we head to a nearby coffee shop then she steers us into the city. As soon as I take out a n...
Tags: Music, US, Alabama, Country, Culture, Pop and rock, Indie, Folk Music, Birmingham, Americana, Birmingham Alabama, Waxahatchee, Crutchfield, Katie Crutchfield

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Life under quarantine goes on, and while we all pore over the CARES Act, artists continue to reschedule their upcoming album releases. Guess that means we're rocking Dua lipa, Waxahatchee, and those RTJ4 bangers 'til summer. Could be worse! Things at Stereogum haven't slowed yet, and hopefully you are finding some needed distraction … More »
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Premature Evaluation: Waxahatchee Saint Cloud

Katie Crutchfield creates a new vocabulary when she sings. Her voice curls around words -- she adds extra syllables to them and smushes them together, she fits them into places they cannot go. On Saint Cloud, her fifth album as Waxahatchee, Crutchfield's voice is more versatile than ever. Every enunciation feels purposeful, whether she's gasping … More »
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »
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Waxahatchee – “Can’t Do Much”

We're a couple weeks out from the release of Waxahatchee's new album, Saint Cloud. Katie Crutchfield has shared two songs from it already, "Fire" and "Lilacs," both of which made it onto our 5 best songs list when they came out. Today, she's got another one for … More »
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Waxahatchee - "Lilacs" (Singles Going Steady)

Mick Jacobs: I see why people find this song so compelling. "And the lilacs drink the water" hits you with the same country beauty as Gershwin's "Summertime". As lovely and impressive this song is, I can't help shaking the feeling there's another one exactly like it. [7/10] Jessica Brant: The juxtaposition between the looseness of the instrumentals and the dancer's staccato movement is fantastic. This is a song I wish Katie Crutchfield would've partnered with Brittany Howard from Alabama S...
Tags: Music, Alabama Shakes, Merge Records, Gershwin, Indie Rock, Waxahatchee, Brittany Howard, Katie Crutchfield, Singles going steady, Indie folk, Mick Jacobs, Jessica Brant

New Waxahatchee video: Lilacs

Video: Waxahatchee -- “Lilacs” Directed by Ashley Connor. From Saint Cloud, out March 27 on Merge. There’s something about the interplay of the guitars on this that reminds me of “Some Kind of Love” by the Velvet Underground. Which is always a good thing. If I’m a broken record, write it in the dust babe … Continue reading New Waxahatchee video: Lilacs → Read more at Glorious Noise...
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