“Someone might say, I don’t understand music; but most people experience music emotionally and would agree that music is an abstraction. You don’t need to put music into words right away – you just listen.”
-- David Lynch, in Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity
I have been listening to WAXAHATCHEE + SWEARIN' non-stop for months now, I have become quite familiar and definitely intimately involved with this music, but I’m at a loss for words to describe it really. There is such sincerity and beauty and exuberance and exposition – brutally honest lyricism, frantically catchy sugary sweet pop melodies [I’m describing two bands together here who are pretty different, except for shared genetics – Waxahatchee is Katie Crutchfield + lead vocalist of Swearin’ is Allison Crutchfield, twin sisters and both members of the beloved PS Eliot] – do these words mean anything though? You have to listen to understand maybe. You have to experience this music, it’s ready to make itself vulnerable and explode into your heart if you allow it.
SWEARIN' just released their first full-length LP on Salinas Records, fully establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with after stirring up the waters with their wildly successful demo released last year. WAXAHATCHEE's album, American Weekend, was released on Don Giovanni Records, home to our pals Screaming Females!
Wednesday June 27th
++ GIFFORD'S TREATMENT
@ Lost Cross
9p, all-ages, $4