Ivy Tripp (CD)


Waxahatchee

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Amoeba Review

04/06/2015

Katie Crutchfield’s Waxahatchee project has grown from the home recordings of a promising young singer/songwriter to the full-bodied sound we hear on Ivy Tripp. Over a river of fuzz and organ drone, Crutchfield sings more warmly and confidently than ever on opener “Breathless.” Lyrically she can be oblique on songs like “Poison” (“Your birthday party tongue dripping/You'll summarize/Travel the world ivy tripping”), but the scenes she paints are evocative nonetheless. She pushes her sound further into brightly hued Pavement-style indie rock on tracks like “Under a Rock” and ’80s college rock on “The Dirt” while expanding it with a simple electronic beat and catchy backup vocals on “La Loose.” But some of the most stirring moments on Ivy Tripp are its sparest, as she turns staring at the ceiling midday and turning over love and life choices into Ivy Tripp’s best track, “Stale By Noon,” singing over a simple organ lick. Crutchfield’s songcraft has always been impressive, but an album like Cerulean Salt felt like an emotional outpouring whereas Ivy Tripp feels like each track has been considered and whittled down in order to make the album stronger as a whole. As such, Ivy Tripp is a significant leap forward artistically; it’s the best thing she’s done yet.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Breathless
Waxahatchee 04:45
2.
Under A Rock
Waxahatchee 02:08
3.
Poison
Waxahatchee 02:10
4.
La Loose
Waxahatchee 03:13
5.
Stale By Noon
Waxahatchee 02:44
6.
The Dirt
Waxahatchee 02:02
7.
Blue
Waxahatchee 02:06
8.
Air
Waxahatchee 03:11
9.
<
Waxahatchee 03:20
10.
Grey Hair
Waxahatchee 01:45
11.
Summer Of Love
Waxahatchee 02:20
12.
Half Moon
Waxahatchee 03:21
13.
Bonfire
Waxahatchee 04:59

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