Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt LP (Ltd Clear Vinyl)Don Giovanni Records
Limited clear colored vinyl LP pressing. 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. At times, Cerulean Salt creeps closer to the sound of PS Eliot: moody, 90s-inspired rock backed by Keith Spencer and Swearin' guitarist Kyle Gilbride on drums and bass. The full band means fleshed-out fuzzy lead guitars on "Coast to Coast", it's poppy hook almost masking it's dark lyrics. Big distorted guitars and deep steady drums mark songs like "Misery over Dispute" and "Waiting".