Waxahatchee and Swearin’ Combine Beck-lectic Forces as ‘Great Thunder’
Stream the diverse duo's new album 'Groovy Kinda Love' now
Waxahatchee and Swearin’ are sister bands, literally, but the former’s leader Katie Crutchfield doesn’t team with her twin Allison for Great Thunder. Instead, the duo is rounded out by Swearin’ bassist Keith Spencer, who plays just about every sort of instrument you’ll hear on the musically playful pair’s new album Groovy Kinda Love. The 30-song experimental set explores all corners of the greater rock rubric, resembling early recordings by Beck, and featuring as much fuzzy wilding as atmospheric thrum as ramshackle folk as hummable moments. Select titular highlights include: “Cruisin’ for a Brusin’,” “Sorta Prima Donna,” “Ladysmith’s Breaking Point” and “I Love You so Much I Could Kill Myself Because I Hate My Parents.” Groovy Kinda Love is out December 10 and available via Salinas (vinyl), Stupid Bag (cassette), and Wichita (other). Get into it below, via Stereogum.