Waxahatchee, “Air”

Liz Pelly

Waxahatchee, Ivy Tripp

Last week, we heard the first sounds of Waxahatchee’s much anticipated new album. Now, the band has shared the album’s first single as well as the title and artwork. Ivy Tripp is out April 7 via Merge (in North America) and Wichita (in the rest of the world). Stream “Air” below. The record was recorded and engineered by Kyle Gilbride of Swearin’/Wherever Audio. The cover photo is by Jesse Riggins. Here are some thoughts Katie Crutchfield has shared today about the new release:

“My life has changed a lot in the last two years, and it’s been hard for me to process my feelings other than by writing songs. I think a running theme [of Ivy Tripp] is steadying yourself on shaky ground and reminding yourself that you have control in situations that seem overwhelming, or just being cognizant in moments of deep confusion or sadness, and learning to really feel emotions and to grow from that.

The title Ivy Tripp is really just a term I made up for directionless-ness, specifically of the 20-something, 30-something, 40-something of today, lacking regard for the complaisant life path of our parents and grandparents. I have thought of it like this: [Waxahatchee’s last album] Cerulean Salt is a solid and Ivy Tripp is a gas.”

Waxahatchee has also announced a string of tour dates with Girlpool and The Goodbye Party, for which the live band will include Keith Spencer (guitar), Katherine Simonetti (bass), Ashley Arnwine (drums), and Allison Crutchfield (guitar, keys and backup vocals). Those dates are below as well.

Waxahatchee 2015 Tour Dates:

January:
26 London, UK — St. Pancras Church
28 Paris, FR — L’Espace B
31 Brussels, B — Botanique

February:
01 Amsterdam, NL — Paradiso
04 Berlin, DE — Monarch

May:
23 Dresden, DE — Beatpol

April:
07 Washington, DC — The Black Cat ^
08 Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer ^ %
09 Brooklyn, NY — Music Hall of Williamsburg ^ %
10 Harrisonburg, VA — Clementine ^
11 Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle Backroom ^
12 Asheville, NC — The Mothlight ^
13 Atlanta, GA — Drunken Unicorn ^
15 Birmingham, AL — The Bottletree ^
16 Gainesville, FL — The Wooly ^
17 Tallahassee, FL — Club Down Under ^
18 Pensacola, FL — Vinyl Music Hall ^
19 New Orleans, LA — Gasa Gasa ^
20 Houston, TX — Walters Downtown ^
21 Austin, TX — Red 7 ^
22 Denton, TX — Rubber Gloves ^
24 Albuquerque, NM — Sister %
25 Phoenix, AZ — Valley Bar %
26 San Diego, CA — The Casbah %
28 Los Angeles, CA — The Roxy %
29 San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall %

May:
01 Portland, OR — Doug Fir %
02 Vancouver, BC — Biltmore Cabaret %
03 Seattle, WA — The Crocodile %
06 Minneapolis, MN — Triple Rock Social Club %
07 Chicago, IL — Empty Bottle %
08 Chicago, IL — The Beat Kitchen %
09 Detroit, MI — UFO %
10 Toronto, ON — The Garrison %
11 Montreal, QC — Bar Le Ritz PDB %
12 Burlington, VT — The Monkey House %
13 Boston, MA — The Sinclair %
14 East Greenwich, RI — Greenwich Odeum %

June:
08 Koln, DE — Blue Shell
10 London, UK — Electric Ballroom
11 Bristol, UK — The Fleece
12 Manchester, UK — The Ruby Lounge
13 Dublin, IR — Button Factory
14 Belfast, UK — McHughs
15 Glasgow, UK — Stereo
16 Newcastle, UK — The Cluny
17 Leeds, UK — The Brudenell Social Club
18 Sheffield, UK — The Harley
19 Southampton, UK — Joiners
20 Brighton, UK — Bleach

^ w/ The Goodbye Party
% w/ Girlpool

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