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Juliana Hatfield - Blood

 (Limited Edition Red Vinyl + Download Code)


Label:

American Laundromat

Genre:

Alternative

Product No.:
AMLA 54
UPC: 616011914573
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Vinyl Record


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Translucent red vinyl LP

Limited edition of 1,000 copies!

The new album from Juliana Hatfield featuring "Mouthful Of Blood"

Blood is singer-songwriter Juliana Hatfield's 19th solo studio album of originals, and a deep dive into the dark side. The album is a brutal and critical look at modern human psychology and behavior; at personal and societal sickness. "I think these songs are a reaction to how seriously and negatively a lot of people have been affected by the past four years," says Juliana. "But it's fun, musically. There's a lot of playing around. I didn't really have a plan when I started this project."

"Chunks" and "Had A Dream" are gritty and abrasive while "Mouthful of Blood" and "Gorgon" are groovy and ultra-melodic. All of it is eminently hummable and thought-provoking. Sophisticated but catchy. Challenging but danceable.

"I always love coming up with melodies and then trying to fit words into them — it's like doing a puzzle," says Juliana. "And I always find places to use the Mellotron flutes and strings, on every album, because those sounds are so beautiful to me. They are a nice counterpoint to the damaged lyrical content."

The album was recorded largely at home-Juliana's home in Massachusetts and recent collaborator Jed Davis' home in Connecticut. "During self-isolation I took the opportunity to finally learn how to record into my laptop," says Juliana, "and that's how this album came to be. (Usually I work in a studio.) I did more than half the work in my room — with Jed helping me to troubleshoot the technology, and helping with building and arranging some of the songs — and then I finished up with additional overdubs and mixing with engineer James Bridges at Q Division Studios in Somerville, Massachusetts"

 



Side A:
1. The Shame Of Love
2. Gorgon
3. Nightmary
4. Had A Dream
5. Splinter

Side B:
1. Suck It Up
2. Chunks
3. Mouthful Of Blood
4. Dead Weight
5. Torture

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