Waxahatchee’s Sleater-Kinney Cover Cements Their Status As Indie Rock Icons

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With all due respect to White Reaper, Sleater-Kinney really are the world’s greatest American band. They are living proof that the indie rock genre doesn’t have to be a small-scale and intimate affair. Decades into their career they are still using their unique and intricate guitar patterns to make make music that is huge and hugely important. Allison and Katie Crutchfield clearly understood this when they payed homage to the band during a covers set at Vulture Festival.

The masterminds behind P.S. Eliot (RIP), Swearin (RIP) and Waxahatchee played a cover of Sleater-Kinney’s The Woods song “Modern Girl” to talk about how important the band was to them and the surreal experience of touring with them. Check it out up top.

According to Vulture, the Crutchfields stressed for weeks about the setlist of their afternoon jam session full of covers, texting back and forth about what songs they wanted to play and what stories they wanted to tell. Of course, they had nothing to worry about. We’re sure the mega-influential rockers would be a fan of the sisters’ bright and sunny cover, given that they’re no stranger to an awesome cover themselves. They’ve previously trotted out takes on tracks from their own set of legends like Creedence Clearwater Revival, The B-52s and The Ramones.

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