After the dissolution of P.S. Eliot and before they started Waxahatchee and Swearin’, Allison and Katie Crutchfield traded off writing pop punk songs in the short-lived project Bad Banana. After their Crushfield demo, Bad Banana released their only 7”, Cry About It, on Puzzle Pieces Records, and it’s now back in print!
Each twin’s diverging style is evident in each song that she wrote, but they come together for four cohesive, nasal, and lo-fi pop songs. The record’s stop-and-go urgency is most evident in “LeAnna,” an under two-minute song that smacks of drinking, friendship, and being 22. Recorded at home in Birmingham, Alabama by Kyle Gilbride of Wherever Audio / Swearin' (who also plays bass on this record!). For fans of Big Eyes and ‘90s K Records pop. Stream available here.
Artwork by Jason Roy. Covers letterpressed at the Bow & Arrow Press in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn More
Allison Crutchfield (Swearin, Waxahatchee, PS. Eliot) brings the first of her solo recordings. Straight up synth and drum machine based pop music. Featuring recording and live help from Sam from Radiator Hospital. LP version on Kingfisher Bluez. Learn More
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 last January’s American Weekend - - a collection of minimal acoustic-guitar pop written and recorded in a week at her family’s Birmingham home... Learn More
The self-titled debut album from New York/Philly's Swearin' is a 12 songs of pop-punk and lo-fi that speeds along through catchy sing-a-longs only to jar you with something just a bit off-kilter. Members of P.S. Eliot, Big Soda, Bad Blood & Radiator Hospital. Cassette Tape version on Stupid Bag Learn More
The awesome SWEARIN' (ex- PS Eliot, Big Soda) "What A Dump" Demo on Cassette tape! "When I first heard the Swearin’ demo, I listened to it for 5 hours straight. I was completely blown away. Sometimes a band just wakes you up, you hear the same chords and melodies and beats and ideas all the time and then someone comes along and just has it RIGHT, and you wonder what the fuck everyone else has been doing wrong the whole time. That’s simultaneously the best and worst thing about pop music: it’s easy and completely accessible to everyone, which means there is a whole hell of a lot of it. The best pop bands can just feel it, it’s intuitive and natural and it makes them the envy of all the nerds pouring over stacks of records and trying to figure out the trick. Kyle and Allison can write some goddamn songs, and they are blessed with one of the finest rhythm sections around. It’s just one of those perfect situations where everyone fits into their role so perfectly that this band with anyone else in it wouldn’t be half as good. This new record reaffirms how good they are at Henry’s Dress-meets-Superchunk-covering-Fastbacks punk pop, and throws in some tender GBV/Unrest style lo-fi jams for good measure. That’s some heavy name dropping and I don’t take that shit lightly. These kids are the real deal." Stupid Bag Rec. Learn More
The self-titled debut LP from New York/Philly's Swearin' is a 12 songs of pop-punk and lo-fi that speeds along through catchy sing-a-longs only to jar you with something just a bit off-kilter. Members of P.S. Eliot, Big Soda, Bad Blood & Radiator Hospital. Salinas Rec. Learn More
The self-titled debut CD from New York/Philly's Swearin' is a 12 songs of pop-punk and lo-fi that speeds along through catchy sing-a-longs only to jar you with something just a bit off-kilter. Members of P.S. Eliot, Big Soda, Bad Blood & Radiator Hospital. Learn More