Stream Waxahatchee's "Coast to Coast"


If you've been following this music blog at all for the past month or so, you know we are Waxahatchee superfans here at The Phoenix. Earlier this month, we followed Waxahatchee a/k/a former PS Eliot singer/guitarist Katie Crutchfield around on tour for a week, documenting her stops at a few different towns around New England (in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, etc.) In March, Katie releases her second album for Don Giovanni Records, Cerulean Salt. It's basically all I have listened to since I first heard it in December, and I'm already quite certain that it will be one of my favorite albums of 2013. Last month, the label unveiled the record's first single, "Peace and Quiet", showcasing the change in production from the lo-fi home-recordings of 2011's American Weekend. (Cerulean was recorded and produced by Katie's Philly housemates Keith Spencer and Kyle Gilbride, who play in Waxahatchee's live band as well as in Swearin'). Today yet another excellent track from the new LP is available to stream. This one is "Coast to Coast", which I already told you about in The Phoenix last month:

Aesthetically, [Cerulean Salt] is a departure from her debut, balancing the same sentiments with tighter, more expansive production, and a new confidence and clarity, ranging from hi-fi crunchy indie-rockers like "Coast to Coast" (the closest anyone's come to writing a P.S. Eliot song since the group disbanded) to the stark, echoing drum-and-bass of "Brother Bryan." But despite refining her sound here, Crutchfield's lyrics are still what makes this album addictive. It's hard to notice the varied styles at first, when the lyrics are this unapologetically piercing.
Stream the track below. (If you like it as much as I do you will be pleased to know there was also an acoustic version of this song recorded at WPRB Princeton earlier this month; it's about three-quarters of the way through this archived stream.) And for fun, also check out some bonus videos/mp3s/Instagram photos from tour last month below too.

Live recordings from New Hampshire:

"Bathtub" live @ Charlie's Kitchen:

"Waiting" live @ WHRB

At aforementioned WPRB session:

At Music Hall of Williamsburg for the Don Giovanni Records showcase:

AND the most precious moment of all! KT sees her vinyl records for the first time while hanging in her car outside Death By Audio:

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