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Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt (Color Vinyl)

SKU# GP-DG-062

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Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt - LP (Clear Vinyl) (PRE-ORDER)
$17.99
Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt - Digital Album
$7.99
Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt - CD
$9.99
Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt - LP
$14.99

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01. Hollow Bedroom

02. Dixie Cups and Jars

03. Lips and Limbs

04. Blue, Pt. II

05. Brother Bryan

06. Coast to Coast

07. Tangled Envisioning

08. Misery Over Dispute

09. Lively

10. Waiting

11. Swan Dive

12. Peace and Quiet

13. You're Damaged

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Cerulean Salt clear vinyl LP available on 6/30! Pre-order your copy today!

Free digital download included with purchase!

Order any physical format along with the digital format and the price will be discounted upon checkout.

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 last January’s American Weekend - - a collection of minimal acoustic-guitar pop written and recorded in a week at her family’s Birmingham home.

On this new record, Crutchfield’s songs continue to be marked by her sharp, hooky songwriting; her striking voice and lyrics that simultaneously seem hyper-personal yet relentlessly relatable, teetering between endearingly nostaglic and depressingly dark. But whereas before the thematic focus of her songcraft was on break ups and passive-aggressive crushing, this record reflects on her family and Alabama upbringing. And whereas American Weekend was mostly just Crutchfield and her guitar, Cerulean Salt is occassionally amped up, with a full band and higher-fi production.

At times, Cerulean Salt creeps closer to the sound of PS Eliot: moody, 90s-inspired rock backed by Keith Spencer and Swearin’ guitarist Kyle Gilbridge 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”.

There’s plenty of American Weekend‘s instrospection and minimalism to be found, though. “Blue Pt. II” is stripped down, Crutchfield and her sister Alison (of Swearin’) singing in harmony with deadpan vox. She’s still an open booking, musing on self-doubt versus self-reliance, transience versus permanence. “Peace and Quiet” ebbs and flows from moody, minimal verses to a sing-song chorus. “Swan Dive” tackles nostalgia, transience, indifference, regret — over the a minimal strum of an electric-guitar, the picking at a chirpy riff and the double-time tapping of a muted drum. The album closes with a haunting acoustic-guitar reflection on “You’re Damaged,” possibly the best Waxahatchee song to date.

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Track List (use ordered list)

01. Hollow Bedroom
02. Dixie Cups and Jars
03. Lips and Limbs
04. Blue, Pt. II
05. Brother Bryan
06. Coast to Coast
07. Tangled Envisioning
08. Misery Over Dispute
09. Lively
10. Waiting
11. Swan Dive
12. Peace and Quiet
13. You're Damaged