Watch a live video of Waxahatchee covering Guided by Voices’ “Game of Pricks” (playing First Unitarian Church 1/26)

Photo by Rachel Del Sordo
Waxahatchee | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Yesterday the crew over at Philebrity dug up a video of Waxahatchee (Katie Crutchfield) performing an acoustic rendition of Guided by Voices‘ “Game of Pricks” at a high school in Pomona, CA last year. Crutchfield’s ability to sing confessional music in an off-the-cuff manner sounds just as honest and stripped down with an acoustic guitar as it does with her three-piece power trio band. She brings the emotional charge of emo and the sound of indie pop in a way similar to that of Frances Quinlan from Hop Along.

With the GBV cover, Crutchfield handily transforms their snappy minute and a half power pop jammer from the 1995 album Alien Lanes into her own thing; watch the video below, and compare  it against the original. Waxahatchee’s 2013 album Cerulean Salt is available here; she plays the First Unitarian Church on January 26th with All DogsCayetana, and Heavy Bangs. Tickets and information can be found here.

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Listen to “All the Girls” by Radiator Hospital off-shoot Heavy Bangs (playing PhilaMOCA 11/9)

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Radiator Hospital guitarist Cynthia Schemmer has started a new project called Heavy Bangs, and they’re on the bill of DIY PHL‘s First Time’s The Charm event at PhilaMOCA on November 9th.  Bouncing around the lo-fi realm of bedroom confessionals and DIY aesthetics, “All the Girls” has more power and self-confidence than a lot of its peers.  Listen to the song below and check out Heavy Bangs’ first-ever live show with other first-time bands at First Time’s The Charm – information can be found here.