I’ve Been Swearin’ to see Waxahatchee For Quite a While Now

(P.S. I still Miss Eliot)

A Preview for The Waxahatchee and Swearin’ Concert on November 27th at Chop Suey in Seattle, Washington

For those who are fans of the folk punk genre of music, Katie and Allison Crutchfield have become household names. Starting in the band P.S. Eliot, the Crutchfield twins are masters of mixing punk guitar with beautiful folk lyrics and vocals. Though P.S. Eliot is now a thing of the past and the two sisters have moved into different directions musically, the folk punk community was not abandoned. With Katie heading her lovely more acoustic project Waxahatchee, and Allison leading her punk project Swearin’ the Crutchfields will continue to help push the folk punk movement as well as the female fronted band movement.

Le’ts start with Swearin’ because they’ll be opening for Waxahatchee at the November 27th concert. Releasing their self-titled album in 2012, Swearin’ has hit the ground running. The energy, and slightly creepy style, of their music create a sound that I have only seen in one other band, RVIVR. Swearin’ has now announced that their new album Surfing Strange will come out later this year, and I think the name of this album is perfect for describing their music as a strange take on surf rock. This band, because of the similar vocal sounds to Waxahatchee, will be a perfect opener for Waxahatchee.

Waxahatchee will be headleadining this tour. I started listening to Waxahatchee about a year ago and as soon as I heard her haunting, personal, and beautifully sad lyrics I fell in love with everything that Katie Crutchfield chooses to be. This year she released her new album Cerulean Salt. This album is a perfect album and can be listened in its entirety over and over again. Though my favorite songs by Waxahatchee are off of her debut album American Weekend, the maturity and continuity of Cerulean Salt is amazing and the fact that I can listen to the whole album and not realize that 32 minutes just went by is something that not many bands can do.

Waxahatchee and Swearin’ will be playing at Chop Suey in Seattle, Washington on Nov 27th. The concert will be a blast if and if you are around during the Thanksgiving Holiday this show will sing you into the holidays wonderfully.

Marcus Shriver / An Assistant to The Great Hole Puncher / KSUB Social Media and Community Outreach Director


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