Waxahatchee: September 6, 2013 Kennedy Theatre, Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 15, 2013

[Photos by Kevin Norris for Triangle Music Blog]

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the first time we saw Katie Crutchfield as Waxahatchee, she had to perform an impromptu solo set. Even then, we were impressed by the clarity of her songwriting and the conviction with which she sings. Not long after, her latest record for Don GiovanniCerulean Salt became a critics’ favorite.

This Waxahatchee show, at the Hopscotch Music Festival, gave a more complete picture of what Crutchfield can do. Kicking off with a  song from her other project Great Thunder, Crutchfield led us through a quick mini-tour of the Waxahatchee canon, including renditions of some of the songs from Cerulean Salt and its predecessor American Weekend that more clearly evoked Crutchfield’s punk roots. “Noccalula”, streaming below, was completely transformed from the ultra-lo-fi analog recording from American Weekend; likewise, Cerulean Salt numbers like “Lively” were a good bit less subdued at high volume. But it’s still the set closer, “You’re Damaged”, that clinches everything great about Waxahatchee. Touching without being cloying and catchy as hell, it’s the strongest testament yet to Crutchfield’s songwriting, and one we were thrilled to see, finally, with a full band.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 microphones and a Sound Devices preamp to give extra clarity, with assistance from my man Dan Schram. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Noccalula”

Stream “You’re Damaged”

Download the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

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Hopscotch Music Festival
Kennedy Theatre
Raleigh, NC USA

Schoeps MK41 (DINa)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2>Sony PCM-D50>24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (trim)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.03 (tracking, amplify, balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 [Great Thunder song]
02 Coast To Coast
03 Waiting
04 Lips and Limbs
05 Tangled Envisioning
06 Grass Stain
07 Lively
08 Brother Bryan
09 Noccalula
10 Peace and Quiet
11 American Weekend
12 You’re Damaged

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3 Responses to Waxahatchee: September 6, 2013 Kennedy Theatre, Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

  1. Chad
    October 16, 2013 at 11:51 am

    This was one of the acts I was most looking forward to at Hopscotch, and they didn’t disappoint. Not the best venue for them, though. Thanks for taping and uploading this.

  2. JC
    April 17, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Well looking forward to seeing the Waxahatcee in Glasgow ,thanks for the prev, gigs, cheers. me

  3. Mark Hart
    April 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    What is listed as “Coast to Coast” is actually both Coast to Coast and Misery Over Dispute.

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