Bonnaroo Artist | Waxahatchee
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBA
As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2016 lineup. We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day…
Hailing originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Waxahatchee, helmed by singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield, is an eclectic, indie punk/folk driven project which first rose to critical prominence with the lo-fi, bedroom recording release of her 2012 debut American Weekend. Soon relocating to Brooklyn, and subsequently bouncing between New York and Philadelphia in the ensuing years, Crutchfield returned home to craft her followup, 2013’s Cerulean Salt, which showcased a more personal, actualized, and polished batch of songs, helping further her indie darling status and grow her fervent, organic fanbase, and she toured more frequently and made countless festival appearances.
A longtime site favorite, Waxahatchee released her best effort to date and first since moving to Merge Records, Ivy Tripp, last year. Recorded in Long Island with the musical and production help of Kyle Gilbride and Keith Spencer, the LP perfectly captures the confusion and directionlessness of millennials in modern society, and yet pushes Waxhatchee’s sound and nuance to more adventurous and progressive heights. Perhaps not yet a household name, Waxahatchee is nonetheless one of the most talent and unique artists in the indie world today, and her presence at Bonnaroo is not only a perfect fit, but an absolute gem in this summer’s roster.
LISTEN | “Bathtub”
WATCH | “La Loose” (Official Video)