Katie Crutchfield is a natural at writing confessional pop songs. Since picking up the guitar as a teenager she has spent the better part of her young adult life travelling the country to play basement shows for feminist punks with bands like P.S. Eliot, Bad Banana and The Ackleys, all of which she sang for. Crutchfield and her twin sister Allison started these bands in high school, inspired by touring bands that would pass through Alabama, as well as a local community-run show space called Cave 9 where they both volunteered. The sisters were best known as P.S. Eliot, a band that developed a cultish underground following until disbanding in 2011. Deciding to go it alone, Crutchfield became Waxahatchee and released her debut album American Weekend in 2012 and its lo-fi acoustic guitar-pop songs made for one of the year's best unsung records.


Swearin' is a young band grounded by co-songwriters Allison Crutchfield (ex-P.S. Eliot) and Kyle Gilbride (of Big Soda). On their self-titled debut, out via Detroit's Salinas Records, the group work beyond their pop-punk foundations to offer fast-paced, charming, and monstrously hooky re-readings of 1990s big-guitar indie rock and Slumberland pop. But Swearin' inject enough of their own youthful character to properly revitalize those sounds

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