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Juliana features on a track titled Easy, which she has co-written with Brad. The lyrics are on Brad's site.
*As pointed out on the This Is The Sound Group, the words are a combination of lines from Don't Wanna Dance and Candy Wrappers, the former having been previously remixed by Walsh in 2011. So, sort of New!
** Update November 4, 2015 - the EP is now available on all major download / streaming services (in the UK at least - it's out in the US tomorrow - November 5). You can also hear it at SoundCloud.
Nada Surf have today announced a new b-sides compilation, to be released later this month - September 19 (EU) and 23 (US).
The track list features extra tracks from their last 4 albums and includes 'I Wanna Take You Home', which originally appeared on a bonus CD on 'Lucky' in 2008. It has not previously been available for download / streaming.
The song features Matthew Caws and Juliana Hatfield on dual vocal. The first ever Minor Alps song, sort of.
Juliana provides backing vocals on Hold Your Breath and Hard Fall Down; two songs on Erich Luening's debut album Red Flags, which is released today.
Luening is the cousin of Evan Dando, who also appears on the record together with Joe Keefe. Read more at Martha's Vineyard Patch.
Completists may care to note that Fire Records have recently reissued Swerve by Giant Sand. The album dates back to 1990 and features Juliana's "Wonder Chirp scat & sings" backing contribution on three tracks. It's available in physical and download formats and if you have Spotify it's there too.
thanks to Carlos for the info.
First mentioned last year, Ryan Schmidt's album Black Sheep, Run is finally released today. It features Juliana's vocals on the track Night The Bells Rang.
Ryan Star's album 11:59 is released today. Despite Star's interviews in April which suggested there would be a collaboration with Juliana included, she sadly doesn't feature.
Star told MusicVice.com:
"She actually sang background vocals on “So Ordinary” which is another track from Songs from the Eye of an Elephant, but it won’t be making this album. It didn’t make the cut. I felt like people already have it. I wanted to get the new songs out to everybody first. As much as I selfishly want to have Juliana and my voice together out there in the world, it’s just not happening yet."
To clarify, the version of So Ordinary from Star's 2005 debut album Songs from the Eye of an Elephant does not feature Juliana either. If you have Spotify you can listen to this original version here (link opens Spotify) and ... imagine Juliana's voice on it.
If you want to collaborate with Juliana it helps if your name is Ryan.
Her involvement with that Cardinals fella has been well documented.
This week another Ryan - American singer / songwriter Ryan Star has revealed that Juliana performs backing vocals on his forthcoming album 11:59.
UPDATE: August 3, 2010
The album has now been released and Juliana is not on it.
In an article carried by the Huffington Post, Star says:
“(Juliana) sang on my record. It turned out she was a fan, you know, it goes years back. I saw her (when I / she) was younger, gave her one of my demos, and it turns out she knew who I was and was excited to sing.”
In CWG magazine he says Juliana was his favourite person to collaborate with, describing her as:
“the greatest fucking girl artist in the world.”
It looks like the recording may date back at least a couple of years as the release of 11:59 has been delayed several times and there is currently no firm date. Perhaps Ryan should take note of his label’s history of releasing of songs involving Juliana. Ryan Star is signed to Atlantic Records.
Ryan Schmidt - Black Sheep, Run
And to complete the Ryan theme, a reminder that as reported last year, Juliana performs a duet with Boston singer / songwriter Ryan Schmidt on the track Night The Bells Rang on his new album Black Sheep, Run. The album is due for release on June 1, 2010 November 2, 2010. Listen to the track here: