Over the next 11 weeks I’ll dig deep into the 2014 Coachella Music Festival lineup, featuring one band per day. The purpose of this piece is to assist in difficult decisions that inevitably you’ll need to make, as well as, serve as a fun countdown to Coachella Week. Note: All bands appear in a completely random order… Enjoy, and let the countdown continue!
Day 42 = Waxahatchee
Performing = Friday
Katie Crutchfield is a do-it-yourself singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn that uses the moniker Waxahatchee. She formed her lo-fi indie-folk project in 2011 in her bedroom, and named her act after a Crick not far from her parents home in Alabama. Not sure if that’s the same bedroom she recorded her first release American Weekend in 2012. The debut release was initially recorded and made available on split cassette, imagine the look on her friends faces when she pulled that thing out of her pocket…
Ms. Crutchfield got her start with her sister playing in the punk band P.S. Elliot. Her sister Alison is currently in the band Swearin, and the two acts tour together frequently.
The Waxahatchee 2013 sophomore release Cerulean Salt was met with critical acclaim. The LP placed nicely in a few year-end lists, being recognized by Rolling Stone, Spin, and Pitchfork in the publications Top 50 Albums of 2013. This blog named the tune “Peace and Quiet” as the #55 Track Of The Year.
Visit the Waxahatchee website here:
“Peace and Quiet”