ALLISON CRUTCHFIELD "Tourist in This Town"
January 27, 2017
Indie Pop, punk, lo-fi
USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
01.Broad Daylight 03:30
02.I Don’t Ever Wanna Leave California 02:24
04.Dean’s Room 04:16
07.Mile Away 03:57
08.The Marriage 00:55
09.Secret Lives and Deaths 03:20
10.Chopsticks on Pots and Pans 04:28
All songs written by Allison Crutchfield
Recorded at Uniform Recording in Philadelphia with Jeff Zeigler
Produced by Allison Crutchfield and Jeff Zeigler
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice
All photos by Jesse Riggins
Design by Maggie Fost
Allison Crutchfield: synthesizer, piano, guitars, vocals
Sam Cook-Parrott: bass, additional guitars on tracks 2, 3, 4, and 6, additional vocals on track 8
Joey Doubek: drums, percussion
Katie Crutchfield: additional vocals on (prologue) and tracks 2, 6, and 10
Jeff Zeigler: modular synth, drum machine programming
The debut full-length by Allison Crutchfield titled Tourist in This Town sonically pulls back the curtain on her life and places Crutchfield center stage, fully revealing her power, conviction, and grace. The Alabama native has immersed herself in music since her teenage years, forming notable bands such as P.S. Eliot and Bad Banana (both with her twin sister Katie of Waxahatchee). In 2012, she co-founded Swearin’—the band in which she would truly begin to formulate and understand her full potential as a songwriter—and in 2014, she recorded and released her first solo EP Lean In To It. Her debut album is an accomplished work that integrates her past musical experiences with a pronounced growth in arrangement and instrumentation.
She's turned that feeling into an album as glittery as it is gut-wrenching, making Tourist in This Town a point on the musical map that's well worth a long, enriching stay.
Allison Crutchfield isn't forgetting anything that went wrong on Tourist in This Town, but even if the wounds seem fresh, the theme is learning from what went wrong, and this album is the work of a woman who knows plenty and has the talent and desire to make something worthwhile out of the drama.
The Line of Best Fit -
Tourist In This Town is Crutchfield shedding this baggage. It’s perhaps more cathartic for her than anyone else. But there’s always something here that you can relate to in some part.
ALLISON CRUTCHFIELD "Tourist in This Town" stream, слухати
Allison Crutchfield "I Don't Ever Wanna Leave California" (Official Music Video)
Allison Crutchfield "Dean's Room" (Official Music Video)