HEAR THEM NOW: Waxahatchee

Waxahatchee (a.k.a. Katie Crutchfield) might just be my next Jenny Lewis.  First of all, Waxahatchee is a name both Shaman and I can enjoy. More importantly, her album Cerulean Salt is a raw, rocking self-portrait reminiscent of Exile in Guyville Liz Phair and is easily one of the best releases of 2013 thus far.

While the increasingly overrated Arcade Fire introduced their meandering, self-indulgent “Reflektor” video last week, Waxahatchee quietly debuted her video for “Misery Over Dispute” which clocks in at a short and very sweet minute and 53 seconds. Check it out, but please make sure it doesn’t go mainstream!

Let us know in the comments below which up and coming artist should be next week’s “Hear Them Now” pick!