Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud
Review: 5 - "A masterpiece of literature" by , written on May 4, 20020
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Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud

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    Talk about being raised on stage. Katie Crutchfield is only 31, but already has spent 15 years of life in bands. Four to be exact, kicking off with the Ackeys in her high school days, with Bad Banana, P.S. Eliot and Great Thunder also accounting for chapters in that career. It's the Waxahatchee era that has brought her the level of credit truly deserved, though, while also bringing her closer to the brink than ever. The story behind 'Saint Cloud', or rather the story behind the story behind Saint Cloud, is proof enough - a desire to quit drinking turning into an urgent need amid a gruelling live tour, leading to moments when she was ready to jack it all in and start afresh. Heavy stuff, we're glad she didn't given this record is so good - songs about looking for security, hope, and an even footing, with indie rock arrangements taking on new minimalism.

    LP with Poster

    Side 1
    1. "Oxbow" (2:49)
    2. "Can't Do Much" (3:43)
    3. "Fire" (3:34)
    4. "Lilacs" (3:08)
    5. "The Eye" (4:13)
    6. "Hell" (2:56)
    Side 2
    1. "Witches" (2:45)
    2. "War" (3:07)
    3. "Arkadelphia" (4:45)
    4. "Ruby Falls" (3:45)
    5. "St Cloud" (4:41)

    Talk about being raised on stage. Katie Crutchfield is only 31, but already has spent 15 years of life in bands. Four to be exact, kicking off with the Ackeys in her high school days, with Bad Banana, P.S. Eliot and Great Thunder also accounting for chapters in that career. It's the Waxahatchee era that has brought her the level of credit truly deserved, though, while also bringing her closer to the brink than ever. The story behind 'Saint Cloud', or rather the story behind the story behind Saint Cloud, is proof enough - a desire to quit drinking turning into an urgent need amid a gruelling live tour, leading to moments when she was ready to jack it all in and start afresh. Heavy stuff, we're glad she didn't given this record is so good - songs about looking for security, hope, and an even footing, with indie rock arrangements taking on new minimalism.

    LP with Poster

    Side 1
    1. "Oxbow" (2:49)
    2. "Can't Do Much" (3:43)
    3. "Fire" (3:34)
    4. "Lilacs" (3:08)
    5. "The Eye" (4:13)
    6. "Hell" (2:56)
    Side 2
    1. "Witches" (2:45)
    2. "War" (3:07)
    3. "Arkadelphia" (4:45)
    4. "Ruby Falls" (3:45)
    5. "St Cloud" (4:41)