Someone Should Be Covering These Songs by P.S. Eliot

The Alabama band’s retrospective is a treasure trove of stellar tunes.

P.S. Eliot
Don Giovanni

Courtesy of Don Giovanni Records

Featuring identical twin sisters Katie (vocals, guitar) and Allison (drums) Crutchfield, Birmingham, Alabama’s P.S. Eliot released two thrilling albums before the siblings embarked on separate projects, forming Waxahatchee (Katie) and Swearin’ (Allison). This wonderful two-disc, 50-track set scoops up all of their output, adding an EP, low-fi demos and home recordings to the long-players. And what a glorious noise they made, blasting out heartfelt garage pop with an unfiltered openness that could be deeply stirring in its lack of artifice or posturing. Above all, P.S. Eliot had great material. Compare the scruffy demo of “Incoherent Love Songs” with the more-polished final version—either way, its clearly a smart, catchy gem that could have been a big hit in different circumstances. Mainstream acts in need of strong songs to cover today might want to investigate this treasure trove of stellar tunes.


Mother Jones was founded as a nonprofit in 1976 because we knew corporations and the wealthy wouldn't fund the type of hard-hitting journalism we set out to do.

Today, reader support makes up about two-thirds of our budget, allows us to dig deep on stories that matter, and lets us keep our reporting free for everyone. If you value what you get from Mother Jones, please join us with a tax-deductible donation today so we can keep on doing the type of journalism 2019 demands.

We Recommend


Sign up for our newsletters

Subscribe and we'll send Mother Jones straight to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.


Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.


We have a new comment system! We are now using Coral, from Vox Media, for comments on all new articles. We'd love your feedback.