Gorgeous Songwriting On Vinyl LP!
Includes 12x24 Poster Insert With Lyrics!
One Of Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2017!
Out in the Storm, Katie Crutchfield's fourth album as Waxahatchee and her
second release with Merge, is the blazing result of a woman reawakened. Her most
autobiographical and honest album to date, Out in the Storm is a self-reflective
anchor in the story of both her songwriting and her life. As Crutchfield
prepared for the release of her 2015 Merge debut Ivy Tripp, she found herself
depleted emotionally and professionally amidst the dissolution of a noxious
relationship. "Ivy Tripp doesn't really have any resolution. It's a lot of
beating around the bush, and superficially trying to see my life clearly, but
just barely scratching the surface. Out in the Storm digs into what I was going
through without blinking. It's a very honest record about a time in which I was
not honest with myself."
The new album was tracked at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia with John
Agnello, a producer, recording engineer, and mixer known for working with some
of the most iconic musicians of the last 25 years, including Dinosaur Jr. and
Sonic Youth. Agnello and Crutchfield worked together for most of December 2016,
along with the band: sister Allison Crutchfield on keyboards and percussion,
Katherine Simonetti on bass, and Ashley Arnwine on drums; Katie Harkin, touring
guitarist with Sleater-Kinney, also contributed lead guitar. At Agnello's
suggestion, the group recorded most of the music live to enhance their unity in
a way that gives the album a fuller sound compared to past releases, resulting
in one of Waxahatchee's most guitar-driven releases to date.
"No songwriter handles the curves and swerves of modern romance quite like
Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield. Her band's fourth album Out in the Storm is the
kind of breakthrough that heralds a major artist truly finding her voice, as she
digs herself out of what sounds like some gnarly emotional wreckage. It's like a
punk rock answer to Carole King's Tapestry. '8 Ball' and 'Silver' are full of
wise-ass guitar twang, as the Alabama-born Crutchfield talks shit about the
menfolk but mostly dishes the dirt about her heart-on-fire self. In 'Sparks Fly'
she gets a spiritual boost from twin sister Alison, who dropped her own
excellent album this year with Tourist in This Town. This is the best kind of
break-up journal – the kind you want to blast out loud." - Rolling Stone 50
Best Albums of 2017 - Rated 14/50!
"While lacking the close mic'd intimacy of her early work, Out in the Storm
is equally immersive, with songs that play like fiery exorcisms. It proves that
Crutchfield's music can retain its honesty while aiming at larger audiences,
gaining its power from the raw, relentless energy that's always fueled her best
songs. Without seeking easy answers, she's able to find peace in the explosion."
- Sam Sodomsky, Pitchfork
"She writes the kind of lyrics that can make listeners feel like
eavesdroppers." - The New Yorker
• Vinyl LP
• Matte jacket with silver foil detail
• 12" x 24" poster insert with full printed lyrics
• Limited time full album download
1. Never Been Wrong
2. 8 Ball
4. Recite Remorse
5. Sparks Fly Side 2:
1. Brass Beam
2. Hear You
3. A Little More
4. No Question