Waxahatchee "Cerulean Salt" LP


On her second full-length record as Waxahatchee, former P.S. Eliot singer Katie Crutchfield's compelling hyper-personal poetry is continuously crushing. "Cerulean Salt" follows 2011's "American Weekend" - a collection of minimal acoustic-guitar pop written and recorded in a week at her family's Birmingham, AL home. At times "Cerulean Salt" creeps closer to the sound of PS Eliot: moody, '90s-inspired rock backed by Keith Spencer and Swearin' guitarist Kyle Gilbride on drums and bass. The full band means fleshed-out fuzzy lead guitars on "Coast To Coast," its poppy hook almost masking its dark lyrics. Big distorted guitars and deep steady drums mark songs like "Misery Over Dispute" and "Waiting." 

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