The Julie Ruin Announce Sophomore Album ‘Hit Reset’ With New Track, ‘I Decide’

The Julie Ruin — a.k.a. onetime Bikini Kill and Le Tigre frontwoman Kathleen Hanna, former Bikini Kill bandmate Kathi Wilcox, Kenny Mellman, Carmine Covelli, and Sara Landeau…
Rachel Brodsky / April 11, 2016

SXSW 2016: SPIN Portraits of Chairlift, Waxahatchee, A$AP Ferg, Lizzo, and Many More

From March 16 through March 20, 2016, the Bud Light Factory at Brazos Hall hosted many of the hottest shows at the annual  South by Southwest…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2016

Elliott Smith Tribute Album to Feature Waxahatchee, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, J Mascis, and More

Waxahatchee, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, J Mascis, Juliana Hatfield, Lou Barlow, Yuck, and many more artists are set to appear on a forthcoming Elliott Smith tribute…
Rachel Brodsky / March 3, 2016

Waxahatchee Rates 2015 From One to Ten

An insidious and devastating collection of hard-edged, soft-centered indie-rock gems, Waxahatchee's Ivy Tripp was one of the few early 2015 releases that sounded just as…
Andrew Unterberger / December 15, 2015

Waxahatchee Shares Intimate, Pleading ‘La Loose’ Video

Waxahatchee has shared a stirring new music video for her delicate love song "La Loose," a cut from one of SPIN's Best Albums of 2015, Ivy Tripp.
James Grebey / December 2, 2015

The 50 Best Albums of 2015

If you're reading this, it's late 2015. To complement our list of the year's 101 Best Songs, we've collected the 50 Best Albums from the…
SPIN Staff / December 1, 2015

Waxahatchee Cancels European Tour Due to Health Issues

Waxahatchee has canceled her upcoming European tour dates with Kurt Vile due to Katie Crutchfield's health issues, Wichita Records announced today. Crutchfield released a statement about the sudden…
James Grebey / October 28, 2015

Review: Waxahatchee Brings the Pain (And ’90s Alt-Rock) on ‘Ivy Tripp’

Katie Crutchfield's career arc with her solo project, Waxahatchee, is predicated on incremental growth: records released by progressively larger labels, music recorded in increasingly higher…
Annie Zaleski / April 7, 2015

Watch Waxahatchee’s Grainy ‘Under a Rock’ Video

Just days before the official release of her new album, Ivy Tripp (which you can stream now, if you're eager), Waxahatchee has shared the gloriously lo-fi music…
Brennan Carley / April 2, 2015

Waxahatchee’s ‘Ivy Tripp’ Is Now Streaming

After making the rounds in Austin two weeks ago for South By Southwest, Katie Crutchfield — more commonly known as Waxahatchee — is now streaming…
Brennan Carley / March 30, 2015

SXSW 2015: The Five Best Things We Saw on Day One

Despite the threat of impending rain, Austin's annual South by Southwest music conference kicked off on Tuesday night, with performances by such big-name acts as…
SPIN Staff / March 18, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Blur ‘Go Out,’ Sufjan Stevens Finds ‘No Shade,’ and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! The SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. From resurrected Britpop legends to eyebrow-raising indie-folkies to Canadian…
SPIN Staff / February 20, 2015

Waxahatchee Is ‘Under a Rock’ in Reflective New Single

Waxahatchee — née Katie Crutchfield — is two months shy of releasing her forthcoming third album, Ivy Tripp, but she's still got a new single for…
Rachel Brodsky / February 17, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Waxahatchee Breathes ‘Air,’ Kelly Clarkson Sings ‘Heartbeat Song,’ and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Once again, the SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your mid-week playlists. From confessional indie-folk to…
SPIN Staff / January 14, 2015

Q&A: Waxahatchee Talks ‘Ivy Tripp’ and Resisting Liz Phair Comparisons

Katie Crutchfield, a.k.a. Waxahatchee, is not a fan of studios. Renting a snug house with her boyfriend and bandmate, Keith Spencer, the Alabama native recorded…
Rachel Brodsky / January 13, 2015

Waxahatchee Announces New Album, ‘Ivy Tripp’

Waxahatchee — née Katie Crutchfield — has announced plans to release her third full-length LP. Produced by Crutchfield and frequent collaborators Kyle Gilbride and Keith Spencer (who also…
Rachel Brodsky / January 12, 2015

Coachella’s 5 Best Friday Sets: OutKast, the Knife, Ellie Goulding, Haim, and Waxahatchee

OutKastWe were greeted by the cry of the hootie-hoo — a lone voice echoing through the machine fog, calling for a response that came in…
Chris Martins / April 12, 2014

Waxahatchee and Swearin’ Combine Beck-lectic Forces as ‘Great Thunder’

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…
Chris Martins / November 19, 2013

Waxahatchee’s Tap Dancing: Another Excuse to Revisit ‘Misery Over Dispute’

Even a somewhat inessential Waxahatchee video lets us remind you to check out Essential 2013 album Cerulean Salt. The Katie Crutchield-led project's offhanded "Coast to Coast"
Marc Hogan / September 11, 2013

Waxahatchee’s Eponymous Creek Makes for the Best ‘Coast to Coast’ Video

The sun is beaming down on Waxahatchee. Katie Crutchfield's emotions-baring fuzz-rock project is about to head off on a string of U.K. tour dates with…
Marc Hogan / June 5, 2013
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