Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt

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So here's another party I'm late too, nothing usual there, Katie Crutchfield aka Waxahatchee has announced the UK release of her album Cerulean Salt, out 1 July 2013 via Wichita. Already acclaimed State-side with accolades such as Pitchfork's Best New Music and Album of the Week at Stereogum amongst others perhaps I should have taken stock sooner but it was the stream of her track "Brother Bryan" in my inbox that brought her to my attention and probably to more UK based people a little more important too...

The track is minimal and raw throughout which brings out her voice all raspy soul and blues and her lyrics, devastating and bare, it's deceptively simple with stark slap-hazard beats and precise bass twangs the sole melody, it's all that's needed to strike home the intensity of Katie's craft.

Another track streaming on soundcloud "Coast to Coast" brings another side of Waxahatchee to the plate, a full-on 90's rocker, frightfully short at just over 90 seconds in length is amped-up and fuzzy to the extreme which whilst varying in style still pierces at your heart. Cerulean Salt is most definitely an album I shall be checking out then. Sometimes it's good to find 'discovered' acts in your own time I think...

Waxahatchee play London's Shacklewell Arms on June 13th - the last few remaining tickets here.