Waxahatchee, the musical project from Katie Crutchfield, has just announced that her newest album is on the way. The new LP is titled Saint Cloud and is due out March 27 via Merge Records. It’ll be the first full length since 2017’s excellent Out In The Storm, and just two years after the short and sweet Great Thunder EP. It’s Crutchfield’s fifth overall studio album under the Waxahatchee name.
Saint Cloud was recorded last summer at the Sonic Ranch studio as well as Long Pond (Aaron Dessner of The National’s home studio). The record was produced by Brad Cook and features additional help from Josh Kaufman (guitar, keyboard), Nick Kinsey (drums), and backing band Bonny Doon.
In addition to the album announcement, Crutchfield has shared the album’s lead-off single “Fire.” The new track definitely shows a new direction for her, but just as fresh as it sounds, it also feels completely at home with her past work. The song comes along with a beautifully shot new video, which was directed by Crutchfield herself as well as Andreina Byrne.
Check out “Fire” right below here, and just beyond that take a look at the album art and tracklist for Saint Cloud.
Saint Cloud tracklist:
02 Can’t Do Much
05 The Eye
10 Ruby Falls
11 St. Cloud
And in addition to all that good news, there’s also a full spring tour on the way. Check out the full list of dates below.
Saint Cloud tour
4/10 Detroit, MI @ Jam Handy
4/11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
4/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/15 Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
4/16 Boston, MA @ Royale
4/17 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
4/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
4/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
4/23 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/24 Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
4/25 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
4/26 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
4/27 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
4/29 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
4/30 Houston, TX @ The Satellite
5/01 Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
5/02 Austin, TX @ Scholz Garten
5/04 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
5/07 Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s
5/08 Los Angeles, CA @ First Congregational Church of LA
5/09 San Francisco, CA @ The Castro Theatre
5/10 Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery
5/12 Portland, OR @ The Old Church
5/13 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
5/14 Vancouver, BC @ Christ Church Cathedral
5/15 Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre
5/20 Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barn
5/21 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
5/22 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
Pre-order Saint Cloud right here.
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