The forthcoming album from the reunited Juliana Hatfield Three will be titled Whatever, My Love.
Loving the deference to the 1993 artwork.
We have a scheduled release date of February 17, 2015.
Perhaps a little unexpectedly (given Juliana's run of solo self-released albums), the band are signed to American Laundromat Records, who now have the album listed:
The twelve songs on "Whatever, My Love" are unsentimental, funny, and honest. Hatfield, humble as always, acknowledges that, "We haven’t totally reinvented the wheel or anything" with this new album and that the recordings exhibit "stuff I am sort of known for, I guess": a guitar-centric melodicism, and lyrical examinations of emotional confusion. "But I am a lot more confident now than I was then with the first album. And I had more fun recording this one."
Hatfield’s songs’ subjects still don’t know why people are the way they are. But the music is fresh and inspired, gorgeous and punk, sleazy and sweet; fully present and alive. With their new album, the Juliana Hatfield Three has in a sense responded to its former directive to "become what you are" by making an album that is exactly what it wants to be, identifiable in its acceptance--and celebration--of the unknowable and unsolvable.
American Laundromat are now taking pre-orders which include bundle options for buttons, a decal and a t-shirt.
The shirt is a different design to that offered by Juliana through PledgeMusic and is available unbundled from the CD for $24 plus postage.
- Now That I Have Found You
- Ordinary Guy
- If Only We Were Dogs
- I'm Shy
- Dog On A Chain
- If I Could
- Push Pin
- Blame The Stylist
- I Don't Know What To Do With My Hands
- Parking Lots
A sad face emoji for the moment you realise that Blame The Stylist and Wood appear to be the only previously unheard songs here.
The following have been heard in some form before:
1,2,3,5,7 - first released during Juliana's Download Experiment in 2004-2005
4 - from Sittin' In A Tree..., a 2007 EP recorded with Frank Smith
6,8,12 - from Wild Animals, a 2013 solo acoustic album
10 - from Get There, a 2013 Minor Alps Album
They are all new recordings though and let's not forget that the involvement of Tom Beaujour in the studio with Minor Alps helped transform June 6th to Away Again last year.
Also, February isn't far off now is it? Good times ahead.