Japanese Breakfast, the dreamy lo-fi solo project of Michelle Zauner, has signed to Dead Oceans, the label announced today. To celebrate, Zauner has shared a new video for “Jane Cum,” a wistful cut from her debut album, Psychopomp. With the signing, Japanese Breakfast joins the same label as current tourmate Mitski.
Zauner, who’s now based in Brooklyn, was previously a member of Philadelphia bands Little Big League and Post Post. After her mother died of cancer, she returned to her home state of Oregon to spend time with her father and work on Psychopomp — a Greek word for the figures who guide the souls of the deceased into the afterlife. The album was originally released in April by Yellow K Records (not to be confused with another yellow-logo’d K Records). Dead Oceans will re-release it outside of North America on August 19.
Inspired by cult teen horror movie The Craft and directed by Adam Kolodny, the “Jane Cum” video features Zauner and three friends gathering objects (a crystal, a feather) and completing mysterious rituals in the woods. Watch “Jane Cum” below, listen to Psychopomp via Bandcamp, and read an interview with Zauner over at Rookie.