Sat April 26, 2014 9:30 pm $12 *SOLD OUT*
On her second full-length record as Waxahatchee, former P.S. Eliot singer Katie Crutchfield’s compelling hyper-personal poetry is continuously crushing. Cerulean Salt follows her 2012 release, American Weekend, a collection of minimal acoustic-guitar pop written and recorded in a week at her family’s Birmingham home. On this new record, Crutchfield’s songs continue to be marked by her sharp, hooky songwriting; her striking voice and lyrics that simultaneously seem hyper-personal yet relentlessly relatable, teetering between endearingly nostalgic and depressingly dark. But whereas before the thematic focus of her song craft was on break ups and passive-aggressive crushing, this record reflects on her family and Alabama upbringing. And whereas American Weekend was mostly just Crutchfield and her guitar, Cerulean Salt is occasionally amped up, with a full band and higher-fi production. Columbus, OH trio ALL DOGS make their Bottle debut tonight, palling around the Midwest with WAXAHATCHEE and openers CARBONLEAK. The two ladies and one gentleman add a fair amount of noisy, punk-inflected indie-rock to the bill and they're sure to stir shit up from the get-go. Hailing from the south suburbs of Chicago, CARBONLEAK opens the show with their dark and distorted brand of vicious post-punk. The trio only has a demo up on their Bandcamp page right now, but it's well worth your time and we can't wait to witness their raw power live.