Waxahatchee has announced that she is releasing a new album that's called Ivy Tripp. Strange name, right? But apparently it's a term that Katie Crutchfield (irl name of Waxahatchee) came up with to describe the "directionless-ness" of people in their 20s, 30s and 40s who are nothing like their parents. Can't be, not in this economic climate! Right?!

She said, "I have thought of it like this: Cerulean Salt [her 2013 album] is a solid and Ivy Tripp is a gas." And it will be out 7th April on Wichita Recordings.

She went on to explain the emotions that fuelled the creation of the new album:

"My life has changed a lot in the last two years, and it’s been hard for me to process my feelings other than by writing songs. I think a running theme [of Ivy Tripp] is steadying yourself on shaky ground and reminding yourself that you have control in situations that seem overwhelming, or just being cognizant in moments of deep confusion or sadness, and learning to really feel emotions and to grow from that..."

The first track to be taken from the album, a single I guess, is called 'Air' – it floats with plasma synth and insubstantial clusters of palm-muted guitar, underpinned with considered, carefully placed patterns of rich drums. You can listen to it below.

Oh! And after a few shows in Europe, including one on 26th January in London, she's heading out on a North American tour in April with The Goodbye Party and Girlpool.

Check out our interview with Waxahatchee from 2013.

  • Waxahatchee tour w/ The Goodbye Party [^] and Girlpool [%]:
  • 01-26 London, England - St. Pancras Church
  • 01-28 Paris, France - L'espace B
  • 01-31 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
  • 02-01 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
  • 02-04 Berlin, Germany - Monarch
  • 04-07 Washington, DC - The Black Cat ^
  • 04-08 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^%
  • 04-09 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg ^%
  • 04-10 Harrisonburg, VA - Clementine ^
  • 04-11 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle Backroom ^
  • 04-12 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight ^
  • 04-13 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn ^
  • 04-15 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree ^
  • 04-16 Gainesville, FL - The Wooly ^
  • 04-17 Tallahassee, FL - Club Down Under ^
  • 04-18 Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall ^
  • 04-19 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa ^
  • 04-20 Houston, TX - Walters Downtown ^
  • 04-21 Austin, TX - Red 7 ^
  • 04-22 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves ^
  • 04-24 Albuquerque, NM - Sister %
  • 04-25 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar %
  • 04-26 San Diego, CA - The Casbah %
  • 04-28 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy %
  • 04-29 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall %
  • 05-01 Portland, OR - Doug Fir %
  • 05-03 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile %
  • 05-06 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club %
  • 05-07 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle %
  • 05-08 Chicago, IL - The Beat Kitchen %
  • 05-09 Detroit, MI - UFO %
  • 05-10 Toronto, Ontario - The Garrison %
  • 05-11 Montreal, Quebec - Bar Le Ritz PDB %
  • 05-12 Burlington, VT - The Monkey House %
  • 05-13 Boston, MA - The Sinclair %
  • 05-14 East Greenwich, RI - Greenwich Odeum %
  • 06-10 London, Electric Ballroom
  • 06-11 Bristol, The Fleece
  • 06-15 Glasgow, Stereo
  • 06-16 Newcastle, The Cluny
  • 06-18 Sheffield, The Harley