Release date: April 07, 2015
Label: Merge Records, Wichita Recordings
Produced by: Kyle Gilbride, Keith Spencer, Katie Crutchfield
Ivy Tripp is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield under her stage name Waxahatchee, released on April 7, 2015 through Merge Records and Wichita Recordings. The album was produced by Kyle Gilbride, Keith Spencer and Katie Crutchfield. It was recorded and engineered by Kyle Gilbride at Crutchfield's home on New York's Long Island.
"My life has changed a lot in the last two years, and it's been hard for me to process my feelings other than by writing songs," said Crutchfield. "I think a running theme of Ivy Tripp is steadying yourself on shaky ground and reminding yourself that you have control in situations that seem overwhelming, or just being cognizant in moments of deep confusion or sadness, and learning to really feel emotions and to grow from that."
"The title Ivy Tripp is really just a term I made up for directionless-ness, specifically of the 20-something, 30-something, 40-something of today, lacking regard for the complaisant life path of our parents and grandparents. I have thought of it like this: Cerulean Salt is a solid and Ivy Tripp is a gas," said Crutchfield about the album's title.