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Waxahatchee announces new album, Ivy Tripp, premieres “Air” — listen

on January 12, 2015, 10:50am

On April 7th, Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee, will make her major label debut with Merge Records. Ivy Tripp marks Crutchfield’s third album to date and follow-up to 2013’s excellent Cerulean Salt. The new LP was co-produced by Crutchfield along with Kyle Gilbride and Keith Spencer (Swearin’).

In a statement, Crutchfield explains the title refers to “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.”

“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,” she continues. “A running theme [of Ivy Tripp] is steadying yourself on shaky ground and reminding yourself that you have control in situations that seem overwhelming … or just being cognizant in moments of deep confusion or sadness, and learning to really feel emotions and to grow from that…”

As a first preview of the LP, she’s shared “Air”. It features all the winning ingredients of a Waxahatchee song: a subtle, slow-building composition, winsomely heartfelt lyrics, and a passionate and sincere vocal performance from Crutchfield. Listen in below.

Beginning January 26th, Crutchfield will embark on an extensive world tour that stretches through mid-May. Her touring band will feature her sister Allison (of the band Swearin’ and the sisters’ former project P.S. Eliot). Dates are below.

Waxahatchee 2015 Tour Dates:
01/26 – London, UK @ St. Pancras Church
01/28 – Paris, FR @ L’espace B
01/31 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
02/01 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
02/04 – Berlin, DE @ Monarch
04/07 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat *
04/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *#
04/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *#
04/10 – Harrisonburg, VA – Clementine *
04/11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Backroom *
04/12 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight *
04/13 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn *
04/15 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree *
04/16 – Gainesville, FL – The Wooly *
04/17 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Down Under *
04/18 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall *
04/19 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa *
04/20 – Houston, TX – Walters Downtown *
04/21 – Austin, TX – Red 7 *
04/22 – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves *
04/24 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister #
04/25 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar #
04/26 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah #
04/28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy #
04/29 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall #
05/01 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir #
05/03 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile #
05/06 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club #
05/07 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle #
05/08 – Chicago, IL – The Beat Kitchen #
05/09 – Detroit, MI – UFO #
05/10 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison #
05/11 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB #
05/12 – Burlington, VT – The Monkey House #
05/13 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair #
05/14 – East Greenwich, RI – Greenwich Odeum #

* = w/ The Goodbye Party
# = w/ Girlpool

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