Photo by Jesse Riggins
Katie Crutchfield has been blazing a trail in the indie world for a decade, first helming pop punk outfit P.S. Eliot with her twin sister Allison before the desire to explore other projects took the sisters in their own direction, yielding Allison’s Swearin’ and Katie’s Waxahatchee.
Named after a creek in Crutchfield’s native state of Alabama, Waxahatchee released Crutchfield’s most candid and autobiographical album up to date last month, and she employs a variety of indie rock flavors to highlight her complex and multi-faceted vitality. A song about the kind of people in your life who, for so many reasons, make you want to beat your head against the wall, “Never Been Wrong” opens the album with punching guitars and pounding drums juxtaposed with her lofty vocals and bright harmonies, fusing the energies to brilliantly express that smug look Stacy Thinks-shes-the-shit smears across your face.
“Never Been Wrong” appears on Out in the Storm, out now via Merge Records.
Tune-in to KUTX to Waxahatchee live in our Studio 1A this Saturday at 1PM and that night at the Mohawk, playing with Palehound and Outer Places.