JULIANA HATFIELD THREE ADD HEADLINING SHOWS TO FALL TOUR

JULIANA HATFIELD THREE ADD HEADLINING SHOWS TO FALL TOUR

June 04, 2024


The Juliana Hatfield Three have added 5 headlining shows to the previously announced fall tour with Soul Asylum. 

SEP 25 / CLEVELAND, OH @ Grog
SEP 26 / DETROIT, MI @ Magic Bag
SEP 27 / CHICAGO, IL @ Sleeping Village
NOV 02 / AMHERST, MA @ The Drake
NOV 03 / CAMBRIDGE, MA @ Sinclair


Tickets go on sale this Thursday.
 We hope to see you at the shows.


Band photo by Johnny Anguish

Juliana Hatfield Three announces fall tour with Soul Asylum

Juliana Hatfield Three announces fall tour with Soul Asylum

May 20, 2024


The Juliana Hatfield Three
will hit the road with Soul Asylum this fall to celebrate the 30th(ish) anniversary of their debut album Become What You Are. The trio will play the album in its entirety along with other songs from their catalog. The coast-to-coast tour begins September 30th at the Boulder Theater and wraps November 1st in Rutland, VT. Confirmed tour dates as follows:

 

SEP 30 / BOULDER, CO @ Boulder Theater
OCT 01 / SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ The Grand at The Complex
OCT 03 / SPOKANE, WA @ Spokane Live
OCT 05 / VANCOUVER, BC @ Vogue Theatre
OCT 06 / SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theatre
OCT 08 / PORTLAND, OR @ Revolution Hall
OCT 10 / SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Regency Ballroom
OCT 11 / LOS ANGELES, CA @ Regent
OCT 12 / SAN DIEGO, CA @ House of Blues
OCT 13 / TUCSON, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
OCT 15 / EL PASO, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
OCT 16 / ODESSA, TX @ Ector Theatre
OCT 17 / AUSTIN, TX @ Mohawk
OCT 18 / OKLAHOMA CITY, OK @ Tower Theatre
OCT 20 / KANSAS CITY, MO @ The Truman
OCT 21 / ST. LOUIS, MO @ Delmar Hall
OCT 22 / COLUMBUS, OH @ Athenaeum Theatre
OCT 24 / PITTSBURGH, PA @ Mr. Small’s
OCT 25 / HOMER, NY @ Homer Center for the Arts
OCT 26 / NORWALK, CT @ District Music Hall
OCT 28 / PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Union Transfer
OCT 29 / NEW YORK, NY @ Webster Hall
OCT 31 / PORTLAND, ME @ State Theatre
NOV 01 / RUTLAND, VT @ Paramount Theatre


The Juliana Hatfield Three - singer/songwriter/guitarist Juliana Hatfield, drummer Todd Philips, and bassist Dean Fisher - released Become What You Are in August 1993. Produced by Scott Litt (R.E.M.), the album found early success with the debut single “My Sister.” Despite the song’s title, Juliana did not have a sister, leading many to speculate about the inspiration for the song. “My Sister” reached #1 on the Billboard “Modern Rock” charts with an accompanying video, directed by Phil Morrison (Junebug), played on MTV.


The album’s third single “Spin The Bottle” (1994) was featured on the soundtrack to the Ben Stiller-directed film Reality Bites starring Winona Ryder, and Ethan Hawke. In the music video, directed by Stiller, a group including Juliana Hatfield, Todd Phillips, Dean Fisher, Ethan Hawke, and Tanya Donelly (Belly) play a game of spin the bottle while scenes from the film project behind them. Propelled by the success of the film and soundtrack, “Spin The Bottle” peaked at #39 on the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream charts.

Following a 20 year hiatus, the Juliana Hatfield Three reformed in 2014 and released their critically acclaimed sophomore album Whatever, My Love in 2015 on American Laundromat Records followed by a U.S. tour. Both Stereogum and Consequence named it “one of the most anticipated albums of 2015”.


We hope to see you at the shows!


Photo credit Johnny Anguish

Join us in welcoming Austin's On Being An Angel to American Laundromat Records!

Join us in welcoming Austin's On Being An Angel to American Laundromat Records!

November 03, 2023


We are thrilled to announce the new single & video Playin' It Cool by On Being An Angel officially releases worldwide today.


Available on limited-edition 7" Vinyl and via all your favorite digital services.

Be sure to check out their terrific video below, and if you live in or around Austin, catch their official release party show tonight at End Of An Ear.

JULIANA HATFIELD SHARES "TELEPHONE LINE" AND ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

JULIANA HATFIELD SHARES "TELEPHONE LINE" AND ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

September 20, 2023


Juliana Hatfield
gets nostalgic on third single “Telephone Line” from the forthcoming album Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO.

Some people might not know what a busy signal is and might not comprehend what it means not to be able to leave a message; what it  means to feel essentially unable to communicate. But I do and it has nothing to do with technology. ‘Telephone Line’ is really just an expression of an isolation and a loneliness which music helps to make more bearable.” -Juliana

LISTEN HERE

Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO is available for pre-order on CD, cassette, LP (4 color options), and a limited edition 7-inch featuring 2 non-album tracks (“I’m Alive” and “When I Was A Boy”). Prior to the album release, Juliana will hit the road in October on a solo-electric tour (dates below).

TOUR DATES

OCT 4 / Pittsburgh, PA @ City Winery (w/ On Being An Angel)

OCT 5 /  Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club (w/ On Being An Angel)

OCT 6 / Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café (w/ On Being An Angel)

OCT 7 /  Evanston, IL @ S.P.A.C.E. (w/ On Being An Angel)

OCT 9 / St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club (w/ On Being An Angel)

OCT 10 / Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall (w/ On Being An Angel)

OCT 11 / Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theater (w/ On Being An Angel)

OCT 13 / Northampton, MA @ The Parlor Room (w/ Freda Love)

OCT 14 / Providence, RI @ POP (w/ Freda Love)

OCT 15 / New York, NY @ City Winery (Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders)


Juliana recently signed several hundred LP's, CD's, and cassettes. Be sure to grab a copy before they are all sold-out. Pre-order HERE

Photo of Juliana by David Doobinin

Pre-Order: Il Sogno Del Marinaio - A Tribute to Miles Cooper Seaton

Pre-Order: Il Sogno Del Marinaio - A Tribute to Miles Cooper Seaton

August 04, 2023


We're stoked about this very special release from Il Sogno del Marinaio (Andrea Belfi, Mike Watt, Stefano Pilia). This is their first release since 2014 and the second official release from our Red Parakeet Records imprint.

This exclusive 7" features 3 original tracks, one written by each bandmember, as a tribute to their beloved friend Miles Cooper Seaton (pictured below, left).


"I'm so glad me and my fratelli have made this tribute to a great music cat whose life got taken, taken with yet so much to give, Miles Cooper Seaton. I hope people hearing our music for him will maybe help them to wanna explore the music he himself made to share with all of us." Mike Watt

"These pieces are a tribute to our lost and beloved friend Miles Cooper Seaton - a clever, sweet, deeply generous and inspiring soul. They are directly inspired by moments of life memories we shared together with him. We tried to let his voice still speak to us and through us thanks to the gift of knowing him and the connection we had with him, and to the practice of music, something Miles deeply loved and brought into this world with courage, love and devotion." Stefano Pilia

"Miles Cooper Seaton was a great musician, capable of writing deep and meaningful songs. The music he made with the band Akron/Family was very significant for many. He was a generous man, always there for friends needing help and support. I found in him one of the best friends I’ve ever had, someone I could open my heart to; however, the situation was about, he was never judging. His wild spirit was incredibly inspiring, as he had no fear of expressing his thoughts and emotions. I’m so happy I can pay this humble tribute to his life together with my Fratelli Mike Watt and Stefano Pilia, with whom I shared many adventures over the last years, and in doing so, doing what Miles was fearlessly suggesting to others: in a world with so much sorrow surrounding us all, the greatest tool we have is to connect and share with people we love, with passion, compassion, and understanding and for each other." Andrea Belfi

Original artwork by Andrea Belfi. Design and layout by Jed Davis. Mastering and lacquers cut by Scott Hull at Masterdisk. Records pressed at Gotta Groove in Cleveland, OH. Glue Pocket Jacket, 4-Color Insert, 3-mil Poly Bag. Limited to 1,000 units worldwide and available in 2 exclusive variants. Spins at 45 RPM with a large hole. 

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JULIANA HATFIELD RELEASES VIDEO FOR “CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD”

JULIANA HATFIELD RELEASES VIDEO FOR  “CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD”

July 18, 2023

Today, Juliana Hatfield drops the second single and first video from the forthcoming album Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO, with the release of “Can’t Get It Out Of My Head.”

Directed by David Doobinin, a frequent visual/artistic collaborator, he drew inspiration from French photographer Gilbert Garcin whose dreamlike black and white images play with light, shadow and cutouts.

“I created cutout versions of Juliana to create layered, architectural visuals. I wanted the video to capture that restless, ‘caught between two worlds’ experience we all feel sometimes, while also highlighting Juliana’s raw and poetic nature, and how she embodies both awkwardness and grace,” explains David.

“David is really good at capturing my discomfort in front of cameras, and in the world,” says Juliana. “Making it all into interesting, moving imagery works great in the context of this song about longing to escape reality into some otherworldly realm.”



In May, the latest addition to her covers series project was announced with her “more bubbly” version of the ELO classic “Don’t Bring Me Down.” Her previous covers projects include Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John (2018) and Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police (2019).

Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO is available for pre-order on CD, cassette, LP (4 color options), and a limited edition 7-inch featuring 2 non-album tracks (“I’m Alive” and “When I Was A Boy”). 

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Photo by David Doobinin

JULIANA HATFIELD ANNOUNCES ELO TRIBUTE ALBUM AND SHARES FIRST SINGLE

JULIANA HATFIELD ANNOUNCES ELO TRIBUTE ALBUM AND SHARES FIRST SINGLE

May 23, 2023
Photo Credit: David Doobinin

Juliana reveals latest addition to her covers series with release of the first single “Don’t Bring Me Down” available everywhere today. Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO will be out on November 17, 2023, and is available for pre-order now.


CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – American Laundromat Records is thrilled to announce the third installment from Juliana Hatfield’s covers series with the release of “Don’t Bring Me Down,” the first single from Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO available today!


“ELO’s ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’ is such a solid construction that trying to rework it initially felt like taking a sledgehammer to concrete,” describes Juliana of the Herculean task of reworking a beloved classic to make it your own. “I didn’t worry about matching all the original’s exact sounds and parts, and we even dared a few cymbal crashes (the ELO version has one famously unchanging drum loop--no crashes—from start to finish). This is not a radical reinvention but it is a little more bubbly.”


The covers series aims “to go deep into covering artists that were important to me in my formative years” with each album and its celebrated artist thoughtfully chosen and curated. Preceded by Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John (2018) and Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police (2019), Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO will create a trifecta of pop/rock icons that have served as inspiration.


Juliana previously noted to Billboard, “Recording covers is like a working vacation. It’s fun, and it also informs my own stuff afterwards.”


“ELO songs were always coming on the radio when I was growing up. They were a reliable source of pleasure and fascination,” she explains. “With this album of covers I wanted to get my hands deep into some of the massive ‘70’s hits but I am also shining a light on some of the later work… My task was to try and break all the things down and reconstruct them subtly until they felt like mine.”


Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO is available for pre-order on CD, cassette, LP (4 color options), and a limited edition 7-inch featuring 2 non-album tracks (“I’m Alive” and “When I Was A Boy”). More information available at American Laundromat Records.


TOUR DATES
JUN 17 / NORTHAMPTON, MA @ One Roof Concert For The Homeless
JUL 28 & 29 / NEW YORK CITY @ City Winery (Nuggets 50th Anniversary)
More Tour Dates To Be Announced


Pre-Order Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO today
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Dragon Inn 3 earns a terrific 4-star review from AllMusic

Dragon Inn 3 earns a terrific 4-star review from AllMusic

April 28, 2023


Kansas City synth pop quartet Dragon Inn 3 return with Trade Secrets, a natural follow-up to 2018's charming Double Line. The ensuing five years have done little to diminish the band's nostalgia for glowing '80s pop, which they continue to mine with pleasing results. As on their debut, the aesthetic they present is a curious mixture of noirish sci-fi and romantic sweetness with punny undertones of corporate intrigue. Led by producer, multi-instrumentalist, and former Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin frontman Philip Dickey, the group benefits from the airy vocals of Grace Bentley and Sharon Hamm, who inject enough earnest intent into repetitive lyrical hooks like "I Can't Stop" and "It's Not Enough" to make them lay just right. Nods to '80s largesse are scattered throughout the set, especially on the yearning, pastel-hued "Out of Control (Bad Boy 2)" with its steamy sax solo, and there is even a cover of Yaz's arpeggiated 1982 synth pop classic "Only You," but by and large, Dickey gets the tone just right, avoiding outright genre parody by simply making catchy, enjoyable pop music. Without breaking out of the overall arc, Dragon Inn 3 move through different tones on the new wave-leaning "Teleport," the bright indie pop of "I'll Be Right Over," and the lush and dreamy "Trade Secrets Theme," giving the album some variety as it zips along. Well-crafted and easy on the ears, Trade Secrets is another strong entry in the band's catalog. - AllMusic [4 out of 5 stars]

Buy the album here, or from your favorite record shop or digital service.

HISTORY LESSON - PART II REVIEW IN RAZORCAKE MAGAZINE

HISTORY LESSON - PART II REVIEW IN RAZORCAKE MAGAZINE

March 16, 2023

 

We're stoked about this outstanding review in the new issue of Razorcake magazine. The 7" also made Daryl's Top 5 list.

 

Tim Kerr and Mike Watt pairing up and taking stabs at covering one another’s songs. It’s a celebration. An homage. And a reaffirming statement of cultural importance. Not just a look back at a bygone era, but a proclamation that we’re still here! Side A is Watt and Co. doing a chillaxed version of “We Got Soul,” and it definitely rules, but Up Around The Sun kind of steal the show by including some twenty-something other people to contribute a line of vocals to their cover of “History Lesson—Part II.” It’s a wide range of super badass folks and it totally caught me off guard with how impactful it was when I put it on. These fuckers got me tearing up while I read along, looking at everyone who contributed. Expertly facilitated reflection on the cultural milestones of the past as well as a rare moment of true optimism for the possibilities that lay ahead. Throw it on and just let the build up of pretention and jadedness flush down the toilet. This is what it’s supposed to be! –Daryl

 

Buy the split 7" here.

WE GOT SOUL REVIEW IN BIG TAKEOVER MAGAZINE

WE GOT SOUL REVIEW IN BIG TAKEOVER MAGAZINE

November 19, 2022


We are stoked to share this outstanding review from Big Takeover Magazine.

 

       mike watt + the secondmissingmen & up around the sun
split 7”
       (Red Parakeet)
“Tribute to the other artist” split singles are fun. (There was a 1992 double Leatherface/Wat Tyler one I particularly loved.) And when you have ex-Minutemen and ex-Big Boys guys doing each other’s songs from four decades ago, it’s even better. Going with banjo-gussied inversion, UAtS’s Tim Kerr conjures an entire Greek Chorus of ’80s contemporaries to speak-intone Double Nickels on the Dime’s “History Lesson Pt. II,” including one that Watt namechecked on it back in 1984! (Good old X’s John Doe; plus Ian MacKaye, Mark Arm, Cait O’Riordan, T.S.O.L.’s Rom Emory, both bands’ old producer Spot, etc.!) It’s like one great clubhouse. Watt and mates similarly transform, converting The BBs’ 1982 Fun, Fun, Fun… EP stab at Pigbag-meets-Trouble Funk, “We Got Soul,” into a cool Captain Beefheart-Tom Waits-gone-Booker-T smoky tribal groove. More lessons, please! (redparakeet.bandcamp.com) - Jack Rabid


Order "We Got Soul" before they sell-out.

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