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Japanese Breakfast’s “Boyish” Video Takes You Back to a School Dance

Michelle Zauner put out one of 2017’s best albums with Japanese Breakfast’s Soft Sounds From Another Planet, and she’s also amassed a collection of some…
James Rettig, Stereogum / February 13, 2018

Japanese Breakfast – “California Dreamin'” (The Mamas & The Papas Cover)

Japanese Breakfast visited SiriuxXMU and performed a cover of The Mamas & The Papas' 1965 song "California Dreamin'." The band's sole member Michelle Zauner strips the original track's sunny disposition…
Tosten Burks / January 2, 2018

50 Best Albums of 2017

Tuning into the media often felt nightmarish this year, whether you got your news from the morning paper or the sleepless churn of Facebook and…
SPIN Staff / December 18, 2017

Watch Japanese Breakfast’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Japanese Breakfast stopped by the NPR offices to record a stripped down, intimate performance of three songs from her new album, Soft Sounds from Another Planet.
Arielle Gordon / October 25, 2017

Video: Japanese Breakfast – “The Body is A Blade”

Japanese Breakfast has released a new video for "The Body is A Blade" off of her sophomore album, Soft Sounds from Another Planet. In it, Michelle Zauner…
Arielle Gordon / October 18, 2017

Video: Jay Som – “The Bus Song” (Directed by Japanese Breakfast)

Earlier this year, Jay Som released a great proper debut album, Everybody Works. Today, Melina Duterte brings us a video for that album's first advance single, "The Bus Song," directed…
Anna Gaca / October 10, 2017

Play Japanese Breakfast’s New Browser Game, Japanese BreakQuest

Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast has unveiled a new online role-playing game based on her recent album Soft Sounds From Another Planet. Japanese BreakQuest adapts the plot of the music video…
Anna Gaca / September 14, 2017

Giraffage – “Maybes” ft. Japanese Breakfast

San Francisco producer Charlie Yin, who puts out music under the name Giraffage, has been around for a while now, but he’s just getting around…
James Rettig, Stereogum / September 13, 2017

Inside Japanese Breakfast’s Planetary Daydream

The Japanese Breakfast studio, which Michelle Zauner inherited from War on Drugs bassist Dave Hartley, is behind a locked, unmarked door in an industrial neighborhood…
Anna Gaca / August 7, 2017

Stream Japanese Breakfast’s Soft Sounds From Another Planet

Softs Sounds From Another Planet, the second album from Japanese Breakfast, a.k.a. Philadelphia-based musician Michelle Zauner, is out now. On her sophomore solo outing, Zauner levels up the fidelity of her…
Anna Gaca / July 14, 2017

Video: Japanese Breakfast – “Road Head”

Japanese Breakfast is Michelle Zauner, and her sinister new music video for "Road Head" is a self-directed, vintage-inspired creature feature about a woman and a beast on…
Anna Gaca / July 6, 2017

A Guide to the Most Anticipated 2017 Summer Releases

What slow season? This summer, Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Lorde, Haim, and Broken Social Scene are just a few of the acts with hotly anticipated new releases. Find a preview of the season's…
SPIN Staff / June 8, 2017

Japanese Breakfast – “Boyish”

Japanese Breakfast, a.k.a. Philadelphia musician Michelle Zauner, has followed up excellent first single "Machinist" with another highlight from her forthcoming album Soft Sounds From Another Planet. "Boyish" is equal parts moody…
Anna Gaca / June 7, 2017

Japanese Breakfast Announces New Album, Shares “Machinist” Video

As Michelle Zauner promised during SPIN's SXSW showcase in March, Japanese Breakfast's next album will explore themes from science fiction. Today, Zauner shared "Machinist," the first song from…
Anna Gaca / May 4, 2017

Japanese Breakfast Hint at New Album, Announce Tour

Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner recently went on the Talkhouse Music Podcast to sit down with Rachel Goswell of Slowdive. While the half-hour episode finds the…
Rob Arcand / April 6, 2017
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