It's been an incredible year for alternative rock reunions, and it looks like that trend is going to carry over into 2015. Twenty-two years after the Juliana Hatfield Three released their influential 1993 LP Become What Your Are, the trio will finally follow up their debut with their long-awaited sophomore album, Whatever, My Love, on February 17th. Singer/guitarist Hatfield, drummer Todd Philips and bassist Dean Fisher also shared the album's first single, the jangly and nostalgic "If I Could."
While Hatfield remained prolific in the years following Become What You Are, that album – with its 120 Minutes smashes "My Sister" and "Spin the Bottle" – marked the only time the trio of Hatfield, Fisher and Philips would record together; only Fisher joined Hatfield on her 1995 solo album Only Everything – his last record with the singer – while Philips contributed drums to Hatfield's 1998 disc Bed and 2000's Beautiful Creature.
The Three recorded their 12-song new album at Hoboken, New Jersey's Nuthouse Recording with Hatfield and Tom Beaujour co-producing. "We haven’t totally reinvented the wheel or anything," Hatfield said of Whatever, My Love in a statement. "But I am a lot more confident now than I was with the first album…" Whatever, My Love is available for pre-order in various bundle packages at the American Laundromat Records site. The reformed band will embark on a North American tour starting in February.
The Juliana Hatfield Three joins a remarkable list of alt-rockers who have reunited in the past year, including Sleater-Kinney, Failure, Ride, Faith No More, Veruca Salt, Slowdive, Luna and, for two nights at least, Temple of the Dog.
Whatever, My Love Track List
2. "Now That I Have Found You"
3. "Ordinary Guy"
4. "If Only We Were Dogs"
5. "I'm Shy"
6. "Dog On A Chain"
7. "If I Could"
8. "Push Pin"
9. "Blame The Stylist"
10. "I Don't Know What To Do With My Hands"
12. "Parking Lots"
The group also announced details of a three-week tour beginning in February, according to Brooklyn Vegan. All dates below:
February 26 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
February 27 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
March 1 - New York City @ The Bowery Ballroom
March 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
March 4 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
March 6 - Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club
March 7 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
March 8 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
March 11 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
March 12 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
March 14 - Napa, CA @ City Winery Napa
March 15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
March 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre