On June 17, Katie Crutchfield will reissue Early Recordings on limited-edition cassette and digital download. Featuring new artwork by Chelsea Dirck, this release includes the first songs she wrote and recorded as Waxahatchee.
Katie shared the impetus behind the release: They came out five years ago as a super limited split cassette that was mostly for friends and family, and truth be told, I had largely forgotten about them until this spring while on a solo tour of the West Coast. At first I was tentative about re-listening to these recordings, but the nostalgia I felt when re-hearing them was warm, and I thought it might be nice to make them available again.
This week, “Home Game” from Early Recordings is available to download for $1 on The Spark Mag, accompanied by a lengthy interview with Katie (“Home Game” will begin streaming publicly on June 6). Artist proceeds will go to DIY PHL’s First Time’s The Charm, an event that encourages inclusion and diversity in the music community by actively soliciting the participation of women, queer-identified folks, transgender people, people of color, and musicians playing a new instrument or in a band for the first time.
Waxahatchee on tour:
Jun 03 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ^
Jun 06 Washington, DC – Black Cat *
Jun 07 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight *
Jun 09 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
Jun 10 Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5 *
Jun 11 Birmingham, AL – Saturn *
Jun 13 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s *
Jun 14 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway *
Jun 15 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews *
Jun 16 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club *
Jun 17 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon *
Jun 19 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen *
Jun 20 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme *
Jun 21 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *
Jun 22 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club *
Jul 09 Halifax, NS – Gridlock Festival %
^ w/ Hop Along
* w/ Allison Crutchfield
% solo performance