Category: Waxahatchee

Waxahatchee – American Weekend

ARTIST: Waxahatchee              220px-American_Weekend_cover_art

TITLE: American Weekend

YEAR RELEASED: 2012

CHART ACTION: None

SINGLES: None

OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Be Good

LINEUP: Katie Crutchfield

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Debut solo album was recorded in a bedroom and was noticed by NPR, kick starting a career.

SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: I’m not against lo-fi, but at times it seems like a big effort to listen to the tracks. Also, I’m not against bedroom recordings, as the intimacy. But again, the fidelity can be a challenge.

Katie Crutchfield’s solo project (as Waxahatchee ), overcomes those challenges by writing some damn fine tunes. The recording has quite a bit of treble, and is mastered pretty hot, but Crutchfield’s songs carry the day.

Just a guitar and a voice can make a powerful statement.

NOTES & MINUTIAE: Crutchfield was a leader in the band P.S. Eliot, with her twin sister.

IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No 

GRADE: A: It’s the songs, excuse the fidelity.