After the storm, Waxahatchee debuts Out Of The Storm at Union Transfer

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Waxahatchee | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

On Friday night, after an immense storm descended upon Philadelphia, a tour for the ages opened up on Spring Garden street.

Waxahatchee sent their fourth album, Out In The Storm, out into the world, and, both live and on the record, itʼs very simply Katie Crutchfield at her best. Earlier in the day, she played a short set at XPN’s Free at Noon concert, and both performances were raw, and emotive, pulling us deep into her own experiences and machinations, ones that many of us can relate amply to.

Songs like “Recite Remorse,” the live setʼs opener, and “Sparks Fly,” a deeper cut on the record, beg to be sang angrily in the car with the windows down, and before too long, theyʼll be sung back at Crutchfield at live shows too.

Waxahatchee | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

It wasnʼt simply a highlight of the new stuff on Friday, however; songs like “Poison” resurfaced throughout the set, giving the crowd ample material to rock out to as they made their way into the weekend. With much of the XPN crowd having seen two similar sets from Waxahatchee in under 12 hours, we can say with confidence to the rest of cities on this coming tour that this is not a show to miss.

Snail Mail | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

Joining Waxahatchee was Baltimore three-piece Snail Mail, who combine astute and introspective lyrics by frontwoman Lindsey Jordan with smart instrumentation reminiscent of A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, among others.

Cayetana | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

Rounding out the bill was Philly three-piece Cayetana, to whom the XPN Staff gave coveted Album Of The Year honors for their 2014 release Nervous Like Me. If youʼre a Philly music lover, and a devout reader of The Key (thanks!), you know how big it is to have a touring bill will this band on it. Check out photos from the show below, and get a look at Waxahatchee’s current run of tour dates.

Waxahatchee Tour Dates
Jul 15 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
Jul 18 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
Jul 19 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Jul 20 Madison, WI – High Noon
Jul 21 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
Jul 24 Seattle, WA – Neptune
Jul 25 Vancouver, BC – Imperial
Jul 26 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Jul 28 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Jul 29 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
Aug 01 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Aug 02 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Aug 04 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Aug 05 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
Aug 06 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Aug 07 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
Aug 09 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
Aug 10 Athens, GA – Athens Pop Fest
Aug 11 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Aug 12 Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Museum of Art w/ Superchunk & Ex Hex
Aug 13 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
Aug 14 Nashville, TN – Third Man Records
Aug 15 Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon
Aug 16 Detroit, MI – El Club
Aug 17 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Aug 18 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theater
Aug 19 Boston, MA – Royale
Aug 21 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Sep 01 Gdansk, PL – Soundrive Festival
Sep 03 North Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
Sep 04 London, UK – The Garage
Sep 05 Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute
Sep 06 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Sep 07 Brighton, UK – Komedia
Sep 08 Heer, BE – Deep in the Woods
Sep 09 Leffinge, BE – Leffingeleuren
Sep 11 Paris, FR – Le Batofar
Sep 12 Lyon, FR – Le Periscope
Sep 13 Düdingen, CH – Bad Bonn
Sep 14 Zürich, CH – Rote Fabrik
Sep 15 Capri, IT – Mattatoio
Sep 16 Milano, IT – Biko
Sep 17 Munich, DE – Milla
Sep 18 Ljubljana, SI – Gala Hala
Sep 19 Vienna, AT – Arena
Sep 20 Prague, CZ – Klub 007
Sep 22 Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
Sep 23 Hamburg, DE – Reeperbahn Festival
Sep 24 Lund, SE – Mejerit
Sep 25 Göteborg, SE – Pustervik
Sep 26 Stockholm, SE – Obaren
Sep 27 Copenhagen, DK – Vega
Sep 28 Berlin, DE – Musik & Frieden
Sep 29 Groningen, NL – Vera
Sep 30 Dortmund, DE – FZW Club
Oct 01 Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet

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