Can’t Do Much- Waxahatchee : DJ Pick of The Week

Waxahatchee press photo
Photograph: Christopher Good

Stephanie’s DJ Pick! 

This week’s DJ pick comes from Birmingham native, Waxahatchee. The single “Can’t Do Much” is off of her brand new record release, Saint Cloud. In interviews for this album lead singer and head of Waxahatchee,  Katie Crutchfield said this album is about getting sober., which makes this such a beautiful and personal record. Her last release was in 2017 and received outstanding reviews, so this March 2020 release was highly anticipated. Saint Cloud is deeply personal and paints a vivid picture of life in the south, love, loss, and the journey to a sober lifestyle. 

Waxahatchee is also doing a series of livestream shows while the majority of the world remains in lockdown. Crutchfield says, “this idea was born as a way to help support my band & crew through this time where we’ve had to cancel and move shows thus causing a huge financial burden. I’m also donating a portion of the ticket sales to indie promoters around the country who have been so warm and hospitable to me over the years but are now facing a huge strain on their business.” Waxahatchee will play all five albums in their entirety. You can find the streams and ticket info here

“Can’t Do Much” is a beautiful indie-folk song that highlights the vocal talent of Crutchfield. Her hypnotizing voice sounds like if Alanis Morisette lived in the deep south. She has a beautiful talent for merging upbeat folk style songs with hard-hitting lyrics and melodies. By far the top pick off of the new record. Saint Cloud is a stunning album that is a perfect mix of southern grit and upbeat indie rock. Be sure to keep up with Waxahatchee’s socials for updates on live-streams and how to support indie artists and promoters. 

Tune into 100.1 FM or to hear “Can’t Do Much” by Waxahatchee featured as Stephanie’s DJ Pick of the Week. We want to hear your thoughts, too! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick to tell us if we should keep spinning the record.

written by Madison Sharp