According to Pitchfork, the new album will contain some of Katie’s first tracks she ever recorded for Waxahatchee, which were previously released on a 2011 split cassette. This reissue will be available on both digital, as well as cassette, for fans to purchase. The album cover art is done by Chelsea Dirck, and this release will be supported by an early Summer tour.
Crutchfield explained in a recent press release why she is re-releasing these songs at this time “They came out five years ago as a super limited split cassette that was mostly for friends and family, and truth be told, I had largely forgotten about them until this spring while on a solo tour of the West Coast. At first I was tentative about re-listening to these recordings, but the nostalgia I felt when re-hearing them was warm, and I thought it might be nice to make them available again”
Katie has made her song “Home Game” off the album available to download right now at $1 via The Spark Mag, with all proceeds from the downloads going towards DIY PHL’s event First Time’s the Charm, the annual gathering that “encourages inclusion and diversity in the music community by actively soliciting the participation of women, queer-identified folks, transgender people, people of color, and musicians playing a new instrument or in a band for the first time.”
After Katie is done with her tour, she plans on joining her twin sister on stage again to reunite for their P.S. Eliot US tour taking place in September.
Early Recordings official tracklist:
01. Black Candy
03. Home Game
04. Sister Saint
05. Whiskey + Math