Today Japanese Breakfast have shared “Everybody Wants To Love You,” the latest single from their debut album, Psychopomp, out April 1st via Yellow K Records. Japanese Breakfast will be playing shows this year at SXSW IN Austin, TX.
A side project from her work as front woman of Philadelphia indie punk band Little Big League, Michelle Zauner released a tape in June 2013 under the solo moniker Japanese Breakfast. The tape was titled June and boasted thirty tracks written and recorded every day of the month. A stark deviation from Little Big League’s guitar-based indie rock, it showcased Zauner’s dark lyrics, unique vocals and inherent knack for pop melody.
Two bedroom pop cassettes later, Japanese Breakfast returns with its first full-fledged LP and vinyl release, Psychopomp. The album explores Zauner’s experimental interests and hosts a wide range of sound: jarring anime samples, minimalist ballads, rhythms and synths reminiscent of Tango in the Night-era Fleetwood Mac paired with the moody intimacy of Mount Eerie.
Known until now for her work in the Philadelphia indie band Little Big League, Japanese Breakfast showcases Michelle Zauner’s knack for pop melody. Psychopomp comes out April 1st via Yellow K Records. You can also listen to their previous single “In Heaven,” via Soundcloud.
The band has announced they’ll be playing at SXSW (shows TBA) and 2 record release shows, one in Brooklyn, NY at Shea Stadium on 3/31 and one in Philadelphia, PA at Ortlieb’s on 4/1. Details below.
3/17-3/20 Austin, TX @ SXSW *
3/31 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium ^
4/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s ~
* Shows TBA soon
^ NY Record Release Show w/ Adult Mom, Emily Reo & Bethlehem Steel
~ Philadelphia Record Release Show w/ Littler & Myrrias
YELLOW K RECORDS
APRIL 1, 2016
1. In Heaven
2. Woman That Loves You
3. Rugged Country
4. Everybody Wants To Love You
6. Jane Cum
8. Moon On The Bath
9. Triple 7