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Video - Lost Ship

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Video - Lost Ship

As premiered today in an article at Vanyaland, here's Juliana's new video for Lost Ship, taken from the forthcoming Weird album.

The article features quotes from Juliana and director Rachel Lichtman on the making of the video and its location at Deer Island in Winthrop, Massachussetts.

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Video - BIRN Alive Radio Session - December 8, 2018

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Video - BIRN Alive Radio Session - December 8, 2018

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Juliana performed 6 songs for the BIRN Alive show on Berklee Internet Radio Network yesterday, including 2 new ones from the forthcoming Weird album.

This is a really good session.

Accompanied by Mike Oram, she played:

  • My Sister
  • Wonder Why
  • Suspended In Time
  • Lost Ship
  • Everything's For Sale
  • Failure

Video was streamed on Facebook and is currently available (without the need for a Facebook account) at:

https://www.facebook.com/thebirn/videos/208000820130246/

The audio is also available to listen (albeit only for the next couple of weeks) at radiofreeamerica.com

Thanks to Carlos for the links and info.

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Juliana Hatfield Announces New Album Weird and Shares First Single – American Laundromat Records

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Juliana Hatfield Announces New Album Weird and Shares First Single – American Laundromat Records

New album info time!

It's called Weird and is due for release on January 18, 2019.

Here's the first single - It's So Weird:

From American Laundromat Records blog post:

Freda Love Smith (Blake Babies, Sunshine Boys) and Todd Philips (Lemonheads, The Juliana Hatfield Three) each played drums on multiple songs while Hatfield played all of the other instruments (and some additional drums).

Album Bio:

Laura Fisher has written liner notes as an "Album Bio", which is effectively the first review. An excerpt:

Why wouldn’t you want to block out the world? Hatfield asks us. Outside the home are people who misread your facial expressions (“Staying In”), whose gestures of love feel like efforts to possess you (“It’s So Weird”), who drag you into a vortex of lies and gaslighting (“Paid to Lie”), and who have allowed every last shred of human experience to be commodified, from dignity, religion, and privacy to fake IDs and opioids (“Everything’s For Sale”). Outside the glowing orb of independence are other people’s demands, their power plays, their lies and misinterpretations. Who needs it?

Artwork:

Track List:

  1. Staying In
  2. It's So Weird
  3. Sugar
  4. Everything's For Sale
  5. All Right, Yeah
  6. Broken Doll
  7. Receiver
  8. Lost Ship
  9. Paid To Lie
  10. No Meaning
  11. Do It To Music

Bonus 7" Track List:

  1. On Your Feet
  2. The Family Stain

Order Info:

Orders are being taken now for Vinyl, CD, Cassette, and Bonus 7 inch vinyl in a variety of specialist bundles at https://www.alr-music.com/products/juliana-hatfield-weird

The album is also being distributed through Cargo Records in the UK.

T-shirts & Other Merch:

If that's not enough, American Laundromat Records also have a couple of new Juliana t-shirts for sale, for delivery in January 2019, and now Iron-On Patches too:

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Audio - Deeper Than The Night

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Audio - Deeper Than The Night

Released on SoundCloud today and previously only available on a 7 inch bonus single sold with the Olivia Newton-John covers album, here's Juliana's version of Deeper Than The Night.

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Audio - Wonder Why

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Audio - Wonder Why

Wonder Why is the second track to be revealed from next month's Pussycat album.

It premiered today at Consequence of Sound, where there's also an interview by Ben Kaye including Juliana's comments on this new song:

(CoS) Can you talk a bit about “Wonder Why”? Specifically, what was the songwriting process for this one like in particular, and what was the message you wanted to get across?

(JH) “Wonder Why” is different than the rest of the songs on the album in terms of its subject matter. It is very nostalgic. It is memories from the 1970’s when I was a child. Colors and furniture and TV shows and movies and events specific to my experience of that era soothe me, somehow. It’s escapism and lately escapism is more important to me than ever. In my mind I go back there to my childhood and it comforts me. And even the melody is reminiscent of the great AM radio pop hits of the 1970’s. It’s a little bit ELO or something. Not intentionally but just because that era and its music and feeling is really ingrained in my psyche. Some of the details in the song are factually incorrect because I needed certain words to fit and to rhyme. My childhood kitchen, for example, was light blue and not avocado green.

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Audio - Impossible Song

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Audio - Impossible Song

Impossible Song is the first track to be released from the upcoming album Pussycat.

It premiered today at PopMatters.

There's also a short article at The Boston Globe where Juliana talks about the album:

“I’m definitely not a time waster. I try to do everything as quickly and thiftily as I can,”...“But this was especially quick. I guess cathartic is the word. It was kind of like an electric flash of creativity. For better or worse, it just happened.”

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The I Don't Cares Release Single - 'King Of America', Confirm Album Track List, Artwork

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The I Don't Cares Release Single - 'King Of America', Confirm Album Track List, Artwork

The I Don't Cares (the new band featuring Juliana and The Replacements' Paul Westerberg) have released a new single.

Featuring Westerberg on lead vocal, King Of America is the 2nd track to be revealed from their forthcoming debut album Wild Stab.

So far it's only available from iTunes. (US and UK links).

Also, Amazon (US and UK) are taking pre-orders for the digital album (with a subject to change January 22, 2016 release date).

The tracklist:

  1. Back
  2. Wear Me Out Loud
  3. Born For Me
  4. 1/2 2P
  5. Sorry For Tomorrow Night
  6. Dance To The Fight
  7. Kissing Break
  8. Just A Phase
  9. Outta My System
  10. Need The Guys
  11. Love Out Loud
  12. King of America
  13. Little People
  14. Whole Lotta Nothin'
  15. Done Done Done
  16. Hands Together

The artwork:

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Juliana Hatfield & Paul Westerberg Form New Band - The I Don't Cares

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Juliana Hatfield & Paul Westerberg Form New Band - The I Don't Cares

There's a new band in town.

They're called The I Don't Cares.

Juliana Hatfield is in it.

Paul Westerberg is in it.

There's a single.

It's called 1/2 2 P.

You can buy it at Nimbit Music.

You can buy it at iTunes or stream on Apple Music in the US & UK and no doubt elsewhere.

It's on Spotify.

It's on Rdio.

It's from an album called Wild Stab.

Wild Stab is "coming soon".

There you go.

of course we are

A photo posted by @julianahatfield on

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Juliana Guests On Brad Walsh EP - Primary - Due November 2015

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Juliana Guests On Brad Walsh EP - Primary - Due November 2015

New!* Coming next month!**

Juliana features on a track titled Easy, which she has co-written with Brad. The lyrics are on Brad's site.

*As pointed out on the This Is The Sound Group, the words are a combination of lines from Don't Wanna Dance and Candy Wrappers, the former having been previously remixed by Walsh in 2011. So, sort of New!

** Update November 4, 2015 - the EP is now available on all major download / streaming services (in the UK at least - it's out in the US tomorrow - November 5). You can also hear it at SoundCloud.

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New (Old) Song - I'm Shy

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New (Old) Song - I'm Shy

The 4th track from Whatever, My Love to get the pre-release streaming treatment is I'm Shy - another of the re-recorded versions of songs previously released on mp3 a decade back.

The album's out on general release tomorrow of course.

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New Song - Wood

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New Song - Wood

American Laundromat Records are now streaming a third song from the forthcoming Juliana Hatfield Three album, Whatever, My Love.

Wood is one of two bonafide all new songs on the record.

Juliana calls the song "the opposite of 'I Wanna Sex You Up'" and describes it as being "about numbness and dissociation – feeling like a block of wood." Speaking to Rolling Stone, she says:

There are mood swings in both mind and body. Like I've said before in songs like 'I Got No Idols,' sometimes 'I don't like to be touched.' How do you handle it when you feel dead and numb? When your significant other wants affection and you don't? It's complicated and mysterious, biological and psychological and emotional.

It sounds very much like a Juliana Hatfield Three song should in 2015. Good work.

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New (Old) Song - Ordinary Guy

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New (Old) Song - Ordinary Guy

American Laundromat Records are streaming another song from the forthcoming Juliana Hatfield Three album Whatever, My Love.

Ordinary Guy is another reworked version of a song previously released in Juliana's 'Honor Download Experiment' a decade ago.

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New (Old) Song - If I Could

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New (Old) Song - If I Could

Here we go then. This track is taken from the forthcoming Juliana Hatfield Three album, Whatever, My Love.

It's a new recording of a song first heard in the 'honor downloads experiment' a decade ago.

Juliana:

I have always loved this song and I always wanted it to be done up properly and although this is not shockingly or radically different than the demo, I really love it.

Folk over on the PledgeMusic comments recall Juliana performing this song at the Bush Hall shows in London back in 2006. The website you're reading now exists because of those shows.

The song is rather special, isn't it?

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