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Juliana Hatfield

March 3, 2017

Juliana Hatfield Announces New Record and Tour

Boston-based singer-songwriter Juliana Hatfield will be releasing a brand-new record titled Pussycat (American Laundromat Records) on April 28th and will kick-off of a national tour to support the new music, on April 22nd.

“I wasn’t planning on making a record,” says Juliana Hatfield, of her new Pussycat album. In fact, she thought her songwriting career was on hiatus, and that she had nothing left to say in song form; that she had finally said it all after two decades as a recording artist. But then the presidential election happened. “All of these songs just started pouring out of me. And I felt an urgency to record them, to get them down, and get them out there.”

Hatfield produced and played every instrument other than drums—bass, keyboards, guitars, vocals. From start to finish—recording through mixing—the whole thing took a total of just twelve and a half days to complete.

“It was a blur. It was cathartic,” says Hatfield. “I almost don’t even understand what happened in there, or how it came together so smoothly, so quickly. I was there, directing it all, managing it, getting it all done, but I was being swept along by some force that was driving and controlling me. The songs had a will, they forced themselves on me, or out of me, and I did what they told me to do. Even my hands—it felt like they were not my hands. I played bass differently– looser, more confident, better.”

Pussycat comes on the heels of last year’s Hatfield collaboration with Paul Westerberg, the I Don’t Cares’ Wild Stab album, and before that, 2015’s Juliana Hatfield Three (“My Sister”, “Spin The Bottle”) reunion/reformation album, Whatever, My Love (American Laundromat Records)

“I’ve always been prolific and productive and I have a good solid work ethic but this one happened so fast, I didn’t have time to think or plan,” says Hatfield. “I just went with it, rode the wave. And now it is out of my hands. It feels a little scary.”

Pussycat is being released into a very tense, divided and inflamed America. The songs are reflective of that atmosphere – angry (“When You’re A Star”), defiant (“Touch You Again”), but also funny (“Short-Fingered Man”), reflective (“Wonder Why”), and even hopeful (“Impossible Song”, with its chorus of ‘What if we tried to get along/and sing an impossible song’).

The tour kicks off on April 22nd in New Haven, CT and will make stops in Cambridge, MA, Philly, Virginia, NYC, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio and Chicago. More dates will be announced.

Pussycat is currently available for exclusive pre-order in limited edition bundles on the American Laundromat Records website and on iTunes.

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TOUR DATES:

Saturday, April 22nd

Café Nine

240 State Street

New Haven, CT

www.cafenine.com

$16 – advanced

$20 – day of show

21 and over

 

Sunday, April 23rd

The Sinclair

52 Church Street

Cambridge, MA

http://www.sinclaircambridge.com/

$20 • 18 and over

 

Monday, April 24th

Boot & Saddle

1131 S. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA

http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com/

$20 • 21 and over

Tuesday, April 25th

Jammin’ Java

227 Maple Avenue

E Vienna, VA

http://www.jamminjava.com/

$20 • all ages

 

Wednesday April 26th and Thursday, April 27th

The Mercury Lounge

217 East Houston Street

NYC

http://www.mercuryloungenyc.com/

$20 • 21 and over

 

Saturday, April 29th

Mahall’s

13200 Madison Avenue

Lakewood, Ohio

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1457971

$20 – advanced

$25 – day of

All ages

 

Sunday, April 30th

Ace of Cups

2691 N. High Street

Columbus, OH

http://www.aceofcupsbar.com

$20 • 18 and over

 

Monday, May 1st

Lincoln Hall

2424 North Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL

http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com

$20 • 21 and over