Bad Banana - Stand Next to Me 7”Merge Records
A little piece of the prolific history of sisters Katie & Allison Crutchfield is revived on this 7-inch by Bad Banana, out November 22. Even before Katie searched for indie folk/country bliss as Waxahatchee & Allison started Philly punk band Swearin’ (and released some lauded solo albums of her own), the Crutchfield sisters were already at the top of their game with P.S. Eliot -- one of the best & most celebrated punk bands of late 00s/early 10’s era. In between recording P.S. Eliot tunes & touring, the Crutchfields banded together to release the only Bad Banana album, Crushfield. This 7-inch is comprised of four hand-selected songs from that super limited tape release. It’s a lo-fi gem capturing the same hyper-creative punk energy of their P.S. Eliot days with small nods to Guided By Voices & No Idea Records to boot.