Japanese Breakfast holds the album release show for their acclaimed new LP Psychopomp. We’ve loved what we’ve heard so far: album singles “The Woman That Loves You”, “In Heaven”, and “Everybody Wants To Love You” have all rocked so far, and surely the rest of the album will too. Also performing will be Littler (who just released their new album Of Wandering) and Myrrias. More information can be found via the XPN Concert Calender.Continue reading →
For Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, melody sounds like a walk in the park. On the newest single from the upcoming Psychopomp, “The Woman That Loves You”, Zauner literally walks through an ambient park of spacey synths and bitingly sharp guitars.
The past two singles from Psychopomp, “In Heaven” and “Everybody Wants To Love You”, were surfy indie-pop in a vein similar to Grimes or Fleetwood Mac. “The Woman Who Loves You” takes Zauner in a different direction while still maintaining that JB sound, like a chilling yet inviting breeze during the warm months of summer. Continue reading →
Japanese Breakfast, the alias of singer-songwriter Michelle Zauner, has released a new single, “Everybody Want To Love You”.
The song, which will be on Zauner’s next Japanese Breakfast album Psychopomp, is a quick two minute run of dreamy indie-pop chock-full of slicing guitars and dancing synths. Background vocals on the track were provided by Radiator Hospital’s Sam Cook-Parrot. Continue reading →
After the release of several cassettes, Japanese Breakfast will release a new full length debut album, Psychopomp on April 1st on Yellow K Records. Recorded in Eugene, Oregon, the album was co-produced by Zauner with Ned Eisenberg. Continue reading →
This week we learned via Brooklyn Vegan that Michelle Zauner, frontwoman of Little Big League, has plans to release a solo cassette called American Sound & Where Is My Great Big Feeling? via Sea Green Records. Zauner produces her own work aside from Little Big League under the name Japanese Breakfast, and this is a combination of two recent EP releases.
Last month, Zauner participated in a blog called Song a Day for a Week along with a few other artists including Frankie Cosmos. American Sound is a compilation of the songs Zauner created for Song a Day for a Week, which takes on a raw, emotional tone as she had just discovered her mother had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Zauner tells Brooklyn Vegan “The songs became incredibly cathartic. I didn’t have much time to write or record them. They became more like diary entries, lacking any real narrative. They became pieces of conversation and feelings of anger and defeat.”
You can listen to the Where Is My Great Big Feeling EP below via Zauner’s Bandcamp page: