Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield strips down both emotionally and musically on Great Thunder, the same title of a now-defunct experimental group she was in. The material was written between 2013 and 2015 and has been given a home on this EP. Aided nearly exclusively by piano or acoustic guitar, the clean sounds on all six tracks allow the listener to focus on Crutchfield’s voice and lyrics. “Singer’s No Star,” “Takes So Much,” and “Chapel of Pines” are highlights, the last of which is a track Waxahatchee has performed live for years and has now finally recorded. (4/5)
By Kathryn Hensch
Great Thunder was released September 7.
This article originally appeared in the October/November 2018 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!
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