Today, Japanese Breakfast have shared “The Woman That Loves You,” the latest single from Psychopomp, out April 1st on Yellow K Records.
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.
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. After the foundation of the album was built, Zauner enlisted Ned Eisenberg to coproduce and embellish the record. Eisenberg helped with the mixing and production of the album. Psychopomp revisits and revamps lo-fi tracks and adds chilling new songs to fall in love with.
YELLOW K RECORDS
APRIL 1, 2016
1. In Heaven
2. The Woman That Loves You
3. Rugged Country
4. Everybody Wants To Love You
6. Jane Cum
8. Moon On The Bath
9. Triple 7
The band has announced their SXSW schedule 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.
3/16 @ 2:30 PM – Hype Hotel [DJ Set] (SXSW / Hype Machine)
3/17 @ 12:40 PM – Coldtowne Theater (SXSW / Keeled Scales x Catamount AV)
3/17 @ 2:30 PM – 2108 Rosewood Ave (SXSW / She Shreds)
3/17 @ 8:00 PM – Barracuda Backyard (SXSW / Secretly x Bayonet Official Showcase)
3/18 @ 1:15 PM – Hole In The Wall (SXSW / Stereogum x Exploding In Sound)
3/18 @ 4:30 PM – PEN (SXSW / Portals)
3/31 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium ^
4/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s ~
^ NY Record Release Show w/ Adult Mom, Emily Reo & Bethlehem Steel
~ Philadelphia Record Release Show w/ Littler & Myrrias