Video of the Day: Waxahatchee

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Video of the Day: Waxahatchee

Waxahatchee is a Katie Crutchfield‘s solo project, formed in the wake of the demise of her previous band, P.S. Eliot. There are moments with a Juliana Hatfield /90s vibe, and perhaps fittingly Crutchfield put out both 2012’s American Weekend and 2013’s Cerulean Salt (out July 1st) on a label known for its punk leanings (Don Giovanni Records).

“Coast to Coast” is the first track released from the upcoming album, and its sun-washed video features Crutchfield jumping into the Alabama creek after which the band is named. Her sparse, stripped down songs cut right to the core of the matter, eschewing anything that gets in the way of the central theme. Which, pretty much sounds like a punk ethos even if it has little musical kinship with punk rock, no?

 

 

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Behrnsie has a love for music that dare not speak its name. He attends many shows and can often be found counting out the beats for no discernible reason. He played alto saxophone in his middle school jazz band, where he was best known for infuriating his instructor when it was revealed that he played everything by ear, and could not in fact read music. He takes great pride that this is the same talent/affliction that got Tori Amos kicked out of the Peabody Academy. He does not live in his parents’ basement….except during the holidays.