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Sunday Video: Allison Crutchfield

The Swearin’ singer plays a new song.

Troubled Medium
  • Troubled Medium
  • P.S. Eliot
  • Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds
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hollowed out between the places to go there might be something there but you know i don’t know and i think we both find comfort in the reckless exterior because its 3 a.m. again and we’re both still awake our senses shut off for simplicity’s sake we both have a way with words but the silence sounds much better for tonight i’m sorry for the mess, you see my mind is somewhere else we revel in obscurity, surmount when we dwell now you’re making coffee in an unfamiliar house indulge in frailty, looking for a way out and temperance engulfs your mind every time our aversion intertwines it’s early morning and we’re both wide awake kind of nostalgic but clearly a mistake we connect through detachment we prosper in a troubled medium

Farm
  • Farm
  • All Dogs
  • Split Tape w/ Slouch
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We’ve been blessed with a pretty fantastic Autumn by way of August day here in Philadelphia today. It feels, and even SMELLS(!), a bit like Fall outside and I really couldn’t imagine a more perfect day for Columbus, Ohio’s All Dogs to have entered my life! An ongoing Columbus mystery for a little while now, they’ve finally released a stunning, exuberant half a tape with fellow Ohioans Slouch taking on the other half.

Mentioning the house of Crutchfield feels a little too easy here, but it’s also a pretty accurate touchpoint (along with a bit of That Dog, Team Dresch, and Superchunk)—and certainly not a bad one, indeed. The wide-eyed punk-pop energy of lead-off track “Farm” serves as a near-perfect intro to an EP’s worth of songs that never let up even an ounce of that drive. And as if I wasn’t already in love with them enough from the start, the six-song run closes with a Muffs cover. A Muffs cover! Well shit.

Listen to (and buy!) the rest of the split on bandcamp!

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Swearin’- "Dust in the Gold Sack"

I feel like I just want to listen to this over and over again. 

"Oblivion" by Katie and Allison Crutchfield // Originally by Grimes

I’ve spent many hours of this year listening to the works of Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) and as luck would have it, there seems to be no shortage of her brand of excellence. Here, collaborating with her sister, Allison Crutchfield, she takes “Oblivion” by Grimes and shifts it from an ethereal electro pop number into a jangly, garage rock jam with killer harmonies and a driving beat. The whole spectacular thing is part of Rookie Magazine's May “Theme Song”, so be sure to check them out for future theme song goodness.