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Great Thunder EP by Waxahatchee

Waxahatchee

Great Thunder EP
Merge

***CHECK STOCK!!!  Received a 7.3 rating from Pitchfork.  KATIE CRUTCHFIELD's ever-shifting musical project WAXAHATCHEE returns with the Great Thunder EP. Featuring a collection of songs written with now-dormant experimental recording group GREAT THUNDER while Crutchfield was also writing the Waxahatchee albums Cerulean Salt and Ivy Tripp, the original recordings have mostly faded into obscurity. Unearthing and reimagining them with producer BRAD COOK at Justin Vernon’s April Base studio in Wisconsin was a cathartic experience, she says. On the heels of last year’s critically acclaimed Out in the Storm, Crutchfield found herself looking to take a sharp turn away from the more rock-oriented influences of her recent records towards her more folk and country roots. Some of the songs on Great Thunder, like “Chapel of Pines” and “Singer’s No Star,” stayed the same and will be recognizable to those intensely familiar with Crutchfield’s catalog to date, while closer “Takes So Much” was built back up on piano from the bones of the original version.

CD $10.50

09/07/2018 673855065120 

MRG 651 CD 


12" $15.00

09/07/2018 673855065113 

MRG 651 


Out In The Storm by Waxahatchee

Waxahatchee

Out In The Storm
Merge

***Out in the Storm 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 KATIE CRUCHFIELD's songwriting and her life. The album tells the story of taking control of a volatile situation, embracing flaws, and exploring a new sonic freedom. The album was tracked at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia with JOHN AGNELLO, 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. Crutchfield’s voice oscillates between effortless grace and commanding righteousness, taking the listener with her on an explicitly personal journey. CD packaged in 4-panel uncoated digipak with foil stamp and printed insert. Regular LP version in uncoated jackets with foil stamp, black dust sleeve, a poster and download. Deluxe LP version in uncoated gatefold jackets with silver foil detail, black dust sleeve, full fold-out poster, downlaod and a bonus ten track disc pressed on white vinyl.

LP $18.50

07/14/2017 673855059419 

MRG 594 


CD $13.75

07/14/2017 673855059426 

MRG 594 CD 


***NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL!!! KATIE CRUTCHFIELD’s southern roots are undeniable. The name of her solo musical project WAXAHATCHEE comes from a creek not far from her childhood home in Alabama and seems to represent both where she came from and where she’s going. Waxahatchee’s latest record, Ivy Tripp, drifts confidently from its predecessors and brings forth a more informed and powerful recognition of where Crutchfield has currently found herself. The lament and grieving for her youth seem to have been replaced with control and sheer self-honesty. 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 aged version of Waxahatchee.

LP $17.50

04/14/2015 673855054919 

MRG 549 


CD $13.50

04/07/2015 673855054926 

MRG 549 CD