The Salt Collective: Life [Album Review]

The Salt Collective LifePropeller Sound Recordings [2023] It would be easy on an album featuring a so-called “supergroup” collaboration, with so many established indie/rock artists listed as participants, to lose track of the original songwriters and the actual songs themselves. So to begin at the beginning, Salt is a Paris-based trio that includes primary songwriter … Read more

The Salt Collective – “Asylum (featuring Matthew Caws & Juliana Hatfield)” [Video]

SALT is a Paris-based collaborative music project led by French guitarist and songwriter Stéphane Schück around a core group formed in the 80s with Benoit Lautridou (drums) and Fred Quentin (bass), SALT offers shivering songs based on transcendently melodic guitars and vocals. The Salt Collective released the power pop supergroup’s beautiful mystery LIFE on May … Read more

Blake Babies: Sunburn (3-Color Splatter Wax | 300 Copies)

Blake Babies were formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The three primary members were John Strohm, Freda Love, and Juliana Hatfield. They recorded three albums before splitting up in 1991. They reformed to record a new album in 1999, and again in 2016. If you were going to own a Blake Babies album this is … Read more

The Safes – “Universal Heartbeat” [Video]

Chicago band The Safes have released a tribute to Juliana Hatfield today via American Laundromat Records. The record was engineered by the renowned Steve Albini at Electrical Audio. To turn this up to 11, The Safes asked their friends Ted Ansani and Mike Zelenko of Chicago’s one-and-only legendary power pop trio Material Issue to be the rhythm section for this recording.

The 7 inch features their cover of “Universal Heartbeat” and “I See You.” Purchase the 7 inch HERE and see below for full fall tour dates.

US Tour Dates:
Sat 10/13 – Des Moines, IA – Leftys
Fri 10/19 – Champaign, IL – Loose Cobra
Sat 10/20 – St Louis, MO – The Sinkhole
Fri 11/2 – Madison, WI – Mickeys
Sat 11/3 – Minneapolis, MN – Eagles Club
Fri 11/9 – Milwaukee, WI – Quarters Rock N Roll Palace
Sat 11/10 – Green Bay, WI – Lyric Room
Fri 11/16 – Lafayette, IN – Digbys
Sat 11/17 – Grand Rapids, MI – Tip Top Deluxe
Wed 11/21 – Chicago, IL – Schubas

The Juliana Hatfield Three: Whatever, My Love [Album Review]

The Juliana Hatfield Three Whatever, My Love American Laundromat Records [2015] Fire Note Says: The Juliana Hatfield Three return to the indie scene after 22 years. Album Review: “There is history in this place” is the first line from Sebadoh’s “Skull” which is a track from the same era when The Juliana Hatfield Three were … Read more

Minor Alps (Juliana Hatfield / Matthew Caws) Debut Music Video

Minor Alps, the collaborative of Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws and Juliana Hatfield, have premiered the Emilie and Sarah Barbault directed music video for “Waiting for You.” It is the latest song off the duo’s debut album Get There (TFN Review), out now on Barsuk Records. The video features the actors Julie Gayet and Philippe Rebbot … Read more

Minor Alps: Get There [Album Review]

Minor Alps Get There Barsuk Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Juliana Hatfied and Matthew Caws (Nada Surf) make Minor Alps a success. Album Review: I don’t think two indie voices out there right now could be more destined to join forces than Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws. The alt-rock veterans have tons of cred with … Read more

Minor Alps (Juliana Hatfield / Matthew Caws) New Music Video

Minor Alps, the collaborative vision of Juliana Hatfield and Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws, have just released the Clyde Petersen directed music video for “I Don’t Know What To Do With My Hands”, the latest song off the duo’s forthcoming album Get There, out October 29th on Barsuk Records. In our book it is really hard … Read more