WAXAHATCHEE Out In The Storm

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - SIOBHÁN LONG

Merge Records Katie Crutch­field is the pow­er­house be­hind Waxahatchee (named after a creek in Alabama). This fourth al­bum is a no-holds barred ex­ca­va­tion of the de­tri­tus of a re­la­tion­ship, with all of the raw­ness of Sinéad O’Con­nor in her early days, but with the coun­ter­point of a mu­si­cal foun­da­tion that stokes and soothes in the right places. Crutch­field’s vo­cals are a thing apart: part Ju­liana Hat­field, part Feist, but ul­ti­mately all her own, she’s as much at home with amps at 11 as she is with the come hither whis­per of a con­fi­dante. No

Ques­tion is a per­fect amal­gam of in­sis­tent melody lines and tight, driv­ing gui­tar that prom­ises humdinger live per­for­mances. Truth to tell, Out In The Storm begs for an air­ing in three di­men­sions: and the al­bum cover has killer in­stincts too. merg­ere­cords.com

Crutch­field’s vo­cals are a thing apart: she’s as much at home with amps at 11 as she is with the come-hither whis­per of a con­fi­dante

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