Allison Crutchfield Cooks Up New Wave Taffy in ‘Dean’s Room’
Allison Crutchfield has spent most of 2016 cruising down memory lane with P.S. Eliot behind their career-spanning compilation 2007-2011, which the band took on a victory lap earlier in the year. Now, the Philadelphia-based musician is taking the exit ramp to go it alone — as she did on 2014's Lean in to It EP — with her debut solo effort, Tourist in This Town. Due out January 27 via Merge, the Swearin' mastermind's latest effort is her most maximal yet, as evidenced by her just-unveiled single "Dean's Room," a crunchy guitar-pop gem slicked over with a fresh coat of New Wave glitter.
Lara Jean Gallagher's new visual for the clip, co-starring dancer Marlee Grace, reiterates that aesthetic further. The director told Pitchfork that she "wanted to counter the upbeat tempo of the song with moments that felt like taffy": lazy pool hangouts, barely tangible embraces and plenty of fleet-footed choreography. Watch below, and scroll down to view the album artwork and track list.
Merge will release Allison Crutchfield's Tourist in This Town LP on January 27. Pre-order here.
ALLISON CRUTCHFIELD, TOURIST IN THIS TOWN TRACK LIST
1. “Broad Daylight”
2. “I Don’t Ever Wanna Leave California”
4. “Dean’s Room”
7. “Mile Away”
8. “The Marriage”
9. “Secret Lives and Deaths”
10. “Chopsticks on Pots and Pans”