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Stereo Embers The Podcast: Juliana Hatfield (The Blake Babies, The I Don’t Cares, The Lemonheads)

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The Maine born, Massachusetts-raised Julian Hatfiled studied at both Boston University and the Berkleey College of Music. Along with John Strohm and Freda Love she founded the Blake Babies, who put out five fabulous, critically-acclaimed albums.One of the most potent artists out there, Hatfield has put out nearly 20 solo albums, including Hey Babe, Become What You Are and Whatever, My Love. She’s also put out full length albums of covers by Olivia Newton John and the Police. She’s been in the Juliana Hatfield 3, Minor Alps with Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws, the I Don’t Cares with Paul Westerberg of The Replacements and Some Girls with Freda Love and Heidi Gluck. She’s also had stints in the Lemonheads, recording and touring with Evan Dando’s outfit.  Her resume just never stops, so here’s more highlights, but keep in mind, this is a partial list.She’s contributed vocals to tracks by Belly, Aimee Mann and Susanna Hoffs, she started her own label called Ye Olde Records, she played Conan and Letterman, appeared on the “Adventures of Pete and Pete,” “My So-Called Life”, and “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” and her book When I Grow Up is one of the best memoirs you’ll ever read. Which brings us to her new album Blood. A truly riveting affair, it’s one of the best albums of 2021—open-wounded pop that’s as sweet as it is raw. From the delicious distortion of the murderous “Had A Dream,” to the percussive blast of “Chunks,” to the dark ’60s pop of “Mouthful of Blood,” the album is stirring, it’s feral and it’s undeniably and deliciously melodic. Hatfield is one of the sharpest writers around—she’s funny, smart, caustic, observant and deeply, deeply wise. In this conversation Juliana talks to Alex about being in a post-love state of mind, if she gets recognized at the gym and the reverse of seasonal affective disorder. They also talk about cupcakes and muffins….

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