Episode 38: Allison and Katie Crutchfield

Allison and Katie Crutchfield

Happy anniversary to us! As of today, we have been stranded on this disc-filled island for a year, and what better way to commemorate the occasion than to bring back our first ever guest for one of the most love-filled episodes in our catalogue? Yep, this fortnight, Caroline Rayner makes her triumphant return to our nerdy shores to talk about possibly her favorite musicians ever: Allison and Katie Crutchfield (spoiler alert, we like them a lot too).

And what’s not to love? From their first band together (when they were teenagers!) to the continued evolution of their respective solo careers, Allison and Katie have left an indelible mark on the world of indie rock with their heart-stabbing lyrics and the kind of rock-solid hooks you can set your watch to. There’s so much to love here, you can hear us grasping for the language to capture it, gasping and going silent in the wake of so many stunning songs.

This music is also just really damn fun, as is apparent from our unbridled enthusiasm and inability to shut up all throughout. We challenge you not to feel the same way by the end. Also: regular Chumbawamba’s, what does and doesn’t rip, and what happened to Andrew the night of the Prince episode.


Broken Record – P.S. Eliot
China – The Ackleys
Today/Tonight – The Ackleys
Harlequin Romance Ruins Lives – The Ackleys
Tonight – P.S. Eliot
Like How You Are – P.S. Eliot
Troubled Medium – P.S. Eliot
Bear Named Otis – P.S. Eliot
Cross Eyed – P.S. Eliot
Mood Ring – P.S. Eliot
Dead Letter – P.S. Eliot
Here to Hear – Swearin’
Just – Swearin’
Kenosha – Swearin’
Young – Swearin’
Dust in the Gold Sack – Swearin’
Mermaid – Swearin’
Catfish – Waxahatchee
American Weekend – Waxahatchee
Noccalula – Waxahatchee
Dixie Cups and Jars – Waxahatchee
Coast to Coast – Waxahatchee
Under a Rock – Waxahatchee
Swan Dive – Waxahatchee
Under a Rock – Waxahatchee
La Loose – Waxahatchee
Grey Hair – Waxahatchee
Never Been Wrong – Waxahatchee
8 Ball – Waxahatchee
Hear You – Waxahatchee
Broad Daylight – Allison Crutchfield
Mile Away – Allison Crutchfield
I Don’t Ever Want to Leave California – Allison Crutchfield
Dean’s Room – Allison Crutchfield
Silver – Waxahatchee
Peace and Quiet – Waxahatchee
Cry Uncle – P.S. Eliot


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