‘Sister’ Act II: Juliana Hatfield Three announce reunion, launch Pledge campaign for new album


Twenty-one years ago the Juliana Hatfield Three released their one and only record, Become What You Are. It spawned a few catchy college-rock hits, like the MTV-approved “My Sister” and “Spin The Bottle,” a song aided by its choice inclusion in the Reality Bites soundtrack.

Not long after Become What You Are, however, Hatfield was releasing music under her name alone, and 1995’s Only Everything was a bit more alt-rocking than the Three’s previous work. This is all suddenly relevant again because whoa nelly the Juliana Hatfield Three have reunited and announced a Pledge campaign to help fund their new record.

Hatfield, Dean Fisher, and Todd Philips revealed the news yesterday via Hatfield’s website.


Here’s the word from the newly reformed trio:

Todd, Dean, and I have just begun recording with the lovely and talented Tom Beaujour (who worked with me and Matthew [Caws] on the Minor Alps album) at the Nuthouse in Hoboken, New Jersey, and so far it is going great. Some of you may have previously heard some version of some of the songs we are working on. For example, one of the songs we are exploring is “If I Could”. We have always loved this song but there have only ever been demos of it; it has never been properly finished or produced. There are multiple attempted versions of it but the nut has never been quite cracked, and this has always sort of haunted me. Now I feel like I finally have the chance to get it right with Todd and Dean.

We are also exploring electricized band versions of a couple of the punchier acoustic home-recorded songs from my last album, “Wild Animals”. And there will be some other surprises.


Stay tuned for updates – we will keep in touch during the recording and mixing and in-between processes with photos, videos, and music.

Thank you so very much for being here with us to help us and encourage us and support us.

JH3 2014

Let’s relive some of that magic…


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