WAX­A­HATCHEE

Ivy Tripp

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - Wi­chita TONY CLAY­TON-LEA

Birm­ing­ham, Alabama, singer-song­writer Katie Crutch­field is one of those DIY mu­si­cians that works out of bed­rooms and tiny stu­dios, where they write and record in­tensely per­sonal songs that res­onate and rat­tle with the kind of bounce that quickly set­tles into a rhythm. Wax­a­hatchee’s 2013 al­bum,

Cerulean Salt, looked at loss of in­no­cence, and Ivy Tripp con­tin­ues, chrono­log­i­cally, such a theme with a suite of songs that fo­cus on what Crutch­field sees as the lack of di­rec­tion (in life and ca­reer as much as any­thing else) of peo­ple in her gen­eral age bracket. The songs high­light gen­uine con­cerns (be­ing over­whelmed and dis­tressed by cer­tain sit­u­a­tions), and while all are son­i­cally phrased in per­haps too typ­i­cal genre tra­di­tions such as folk and pop each is as re­ward­ing and en­rich­ing as the other. wax­a­hatcheemu­sic.com

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