Allison and Katie next worked together in the short-lived group Bad Banana, until Katie formed a new group of her own, Waxahatchee
. Allison in turn formed a band, Swearin'
, which featured her on guitar and vocals, Kyle Gilbride on guitar, Keith Spencer on bass, and Jeff Bolt on drums. Swearin'
made their debut with a 2011 EP titled What a Dump, and cut two albums, 2012's Swearin' and 2013's Surfing Strange. However, Allison and Kyle Gilbride became romantically involved, and when their relationship took a turn for the worse, it led to the breakup of the band. In 2014, as Swearin'
were beginning to wind down, Allison Crutchfield made her solo recording debut with a seven-song EP, Lean in to It. In 2016, Allison and Katie reunited P.S. Eliot
for a short tour in support of the 2007-2011 collection. That same year, Allison signed a recording deal with Merge Records
and began work on her first full-length solo effort. That album, Tourist in This Town, appeared in January 2017. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi