In a Q&A with Spin magazine, Katie Crutchfield (who records as Waxahatchee) said she wanted to push back against the favorable comparisons to Liz Phair, Juliana Hatfield, and other female mid-90s indie songwriters her 2013 LP, Cerulean Salt earned her. We're not entirely sure she's succeeded in shrugging off the shadow of her musical antecedents with new LP Ivy Tripp — but that's okay! Like Cerulean Salt, and American Weekend before it, the songs on Ivy Tripp are beautiful and fully realized. It might be her best yet.
Ivy Tripp is streaming in its entirety, a week ahead of its release, via NPR. Check it out below: