Waxahatchee on Bandcamp.
Look I don’t like Lenderman but don’t tell the rest of Washed Music Critic Twitter that, like their opinions about anything Wednesday, assumes it’s perfect and ha ha amazing and wowe zowe isn’t shoegaze back baby. Ugh. Fine. You know who’s actually amazing? Waxahatchee. St. Cloud? Wonderful. Stunning. Yes yes. Probably a top 10 or even five album of the decade so far among derranged music industry types and actual human beings. OK. This new album? Haven’t heard it yet. Who cares! I already like “Right Back to It” more than most of the music I heard in 2023. It’s a simple thing done well, so well that I’ll forgive some profoundly horrible greenscreen action from the music video. You dorks. All you need is a banjo and a voice and something to say. Somehow Waxahatchee makes me stand to listen to an entire song featuring Mr. MJ Lenderman. Music is weird and potent. I’m glad I now have “Right Back to It” in my life. Spencer Tweedy is playing drums.
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