Ivy Tripp materialised in a small rented room in Holbrook, Long Island with producer, bandmate and one time partner Keith Spencer and is essentially her restlessly melancholic take on the complete disconnect between the mainstream conventional and the independent DIY worlds. And there’s a sadness inherent in that take, a lament of sorts for, in her view, a mutual lack of understanding of expectations and assumptions.
The album is out this week on Merge in North America and Wichita elsewhere. Waxahatchee take the road for a three month long tour of North America, Europe and they’ll even be making it to Australia for two shows in July. We’ll catch them in Portland in May.
Under A Rock
From the album, ‘Ivy Tripp’, Merge/Wichita