Katie Crutch­field is ner­vous. It’s a few weeks before the release of her new album, Out in the Storm , and the 28-year-old singer-song­writer — known for her deeply per­son­al, can­did work — is only begin­ning to come to terms with the fact that she’ll soon be shar­ing with the world the most unflinch­ing and detailed record she’s ever made. As she puts it in the lead track, “Nev­er Been Wrong,” “Every­one will hear me complain/​Everyone will pity my pain.” Over the past decade or so Crutch­field has played in a vari­ety of upstart DIY bands that blend folkie inti­ma­cy with cas­cad­ing elec­tric gui­tars, often shar­ing the stage with her twin sis­ter, Alli­son. Out in the Storm is her fourth release as Wax­a­hatch­ee, and her sec­ond for the indie main­stay Merge Records. She’s long been cel­e­brat­ed for the emo­tion­al direct­ness of her song­writ­ing, which places a mag­ni­fy­ing glass on her own flawed ten­den­cies and relat­able short­com­ings. But Crutch­field has nev­er put out a record quite so raw or detailed as her lat­est, which chron­i­cles the dis­so­lu­tion of her long-term rela­tion­ship with roman­tic and pro­fes­sion­al part­ner Kei­th Spencer. “I can’t believe peo­ple are going to hear this,” says Crutch­field, call­ing […]