Waxahatchee - Tigers Blood


How Waxahatchee Made the Album of Her (Second) Life – Pitchfork Cover Story

Pitchfork: Best New Music (8.8/10)

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Waxahatchee announced Tigers Blood last month with a video for “Right Back to It,” which Pitchfork named Best New Track, and Rolling Stone called “an Americana burner full of tender twang.” On the album, Crutchfield emerges as a powerhouse – an ethnologist of the self – forever dedicated to revisiting her wins and losses. Tigers Blood also finds Crutchfield folding new collaborators into her world, with performances on the album by MJ Lenderman, Spencer Tweedy and Phil Cook as well as trusted collaborator / producer Brad Cook, whom she also worked with on her groundbreaking album Saint Cloud.

Crutchfield says that she wrote most of the songs on Tigers Blood during a “hot hand spell” while on tour in 2022. And when it came time to record, Crutchfield returned to her trusted producer Brad Cook and the Sonic Ranch in the border town Tornillo, Texas, a collaborator and place that also helped bring her sound to a groundbreaking turning point on 2020’s Saint Cloud.

Saint Cloud was a breakthrough album for Waxahatchee, and despite being released in the height of the pandemic it entered #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart & Top 10 on the Emerging Artist chart. It was a welcome musical escape for many and cemented her status as an important voice in the indie-Americana scene. Now with Tigers Blood we see Crutchfield dig even deeper, the result is a complex and beautiful album that is sure to find a special place in people’s hearts once again.


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