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Over the past four years, Juliana Hatfield has kept fans engaged and intrigued as she oscillates between impassioned original releases (Pussycat, Weird) and inspired covers collections (Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John, Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police). This year she returns with her latest album of originals, “Blood”, out May 14th, 2021.

Her 19th solo studio album takes a deep dive into the dark side with a lens on modern human psychology and behaviour. “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.”

With the pandemic limiting studio safety and availability, Juliana took the opportunity to learn to record at her Massachusetts home with recent collaborator Jed Davis assisting from Connecticut. “Usually I work in a studio,” explains Juliana. “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, MA.”

The first single, “Mouthful of Blood”, is gritty and abrasive yet groovy and melodic. That duality is represented throughout “Blood”. 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.” 

Releases May 14th, 2021

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Juliana Hatfield has announced new album “Blood” that will be out May 14th via American Laundromat Records. Juliana Hatfield has announced the release of her 19th studio album, Blood, which will be out on May 14 via American Laundromat Records. Coinciding with the announcement, she has shared the album’s lead single, “Mouthful of Blood.” Check out the song and see the cover art for Blood ,

I think these songs are a reaction to how seriously and negatively a lot of people have been affected by the past four years,” states Hatfield in a press release regarding her new album. “But it’s fun, musically. There’s a lot of playing around. I didn’t really have a plan when I started this project. I always love coming up with melodies and then trying to fit words into them—it’s like doing a puzzle. 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.” Hatfield also speaks a bit on the album’s creation, in which she was forced to record in her home in Connecticut as a result of the pandemic: “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, MA.”

Hatfield’s most recent album, Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police, a cover album of songs by The Police, was released in 2019.  “Mouthful of Blood” released on American Laundromat Records, Inc. Released on: 2021-01-28

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First solo album in four years from the Academy, Grammy, Americana and Academy of Country Music award nominated artist. “Blood” is not only Moorer’s most personal and revealing work to date, but also her finest and most important. Blood stands on its own as a complete work, but the album serves as a companion piece to her anticipated autobiography, Blood: A Memoir, being released on October 29th through Da Capo Press, an imprint of Hachette Books.

Blood: A Memoir is a detailed account of Moorer and her sister’s (Grammy Award winner Shelby Lynne) childhood growing up in a troubled home in Southern Alabama, which ended with the well-documented murder-suicide of her parents in 1986. Much of what the public has known about the tragic event begins and ends there. For years Moorer had avoided going into the traumatic details of the abuse, alcoholism, intimidation, poverty and neglect, that existed prior to the deaths, and for good reasons which she addresses in the memoir. Moorer also addresses the fact that there was so much more to her family than tragedy, darkness and what people thought they knew. There was love, there was a protective mother, there was the bond of sisterhood and there was music. There was always music.

Moorer first gained recognition in the pop music world with her 1998 debut single “A Soft Place To Fall,” a song she wrote with Gwil Owen and which actor-director Robert Redford heard, instantly loved and incorporated into his film “The Horse Whisperer,” earning her an early-career Oscar nomination for best original song.

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Alison Moorer has been making records for years, She has a wonderful voice and she can certainly write a song. But it wasn’t until her collaboration of covers with her sister Shelby Lynne, 2017’s “Not Dark Yet,” that I got on board. I wish I could tell you the precise reason why 20 years of prior recording failed to pique my interest. But I can’t. Wrong place, wrong time, I guess.  Now seems to be the right time, as her new release, “Blood,” the companion to her memoir of the same name, has really shaken me up.

Moorer’s not so secret life includes among other things, a divorce from husband Steve Earle, and of course, the 1986 murder-suicide of her parents, both of which I imagine take up more than a few pages in the book. While I plan on reading the memoir, until then, “Blood,” the album, gets heavy rotation, thanks to some truly amazing songs, like the beautifully heartbreaking “I’m The One To Blame,” a song with lyrics written by her father and found in a box, or “All I Wanted (Thanks Anyway),” a song Jagger & Richards have been trying to write since 1975.

From the album “Blood” – the musical companion piece to Allison Moorer’s memoir by the same name.

A band with already two excellent songs featured from their soundcloud site, this London band have a new EP titled “Blood” they have a great vocalist with wonderful harmonies from the rest of the band these are a young band to watch for the winter months

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Osca have boundless musical talent , uplifting and inventive London based Indie band their debut EP was one of the best releases of this year.

OSCA – ” Blood “

Posted: October 1, 2014 in MUSIC
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South London based band Osca, met as friend at University  their first issued track “Blood” emotionally charged, slow building and as catchy as hell