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Japanese Breakfast shares “Boyish,” added to Summer Thunder

Japanese Breakfast at Vic Theatre
Japanese Breakfast in Chicago in May (more by James Richards IV)

Japanese Breakfast (aka Michelle Zauner) has released a new single from her upcoming Dead Oceans debut, Soft Sounds From Another Planet (due 7/14). Unlike the auto-tuned robot love song lead single “Machinist,” new single “Boyish” is an update on the dream pop of her earlier material. It’s fleshed out by some gorgeous synthetic strings (Michelle said she wanted it to be a “grandiose Roy Orbison-esque ballad”). Michelle also adds, “The song is about jealousy and sexual incompetence. It’s about feeling ugly.” Listen below.

Having recently wrapped up a tour with Slowdive, Michelle and her band are now on the road with (Sandy) Alex G and Cende. As mentioned, that tour lands in NYC for shows on July 6 at MHOW and July 7 at Bowery Ballroom, which are both sold out.

There’s now yet another chance to see JB in NYC though. She is headlining the previously-TBA Saturday, July 15 edition of Union Pool‘s free, daytime Summer Thunder series. The show starts at 2 PM and Yohuna is opening.

Updated tour dates are listed, with the new song, below.

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Japanese Breakfast — 2017 Tour Dates
6/7 – Orlando, FL @ The Social *
6/9 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
6/10 – Austin, TX @ The Parish *
6/11 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
6/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
6/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex *
6/16 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic *
6/17 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
6/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel *
6/20 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
6/21 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt *
6/22 – Portland, OR @ Holocene *
6/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
6/25 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
6/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry *
6/28 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
6/29 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness *
6/30 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s *
7/1 – Detroit, MI @ El Club *
7/2 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *
7/4 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB *
7/5 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
7/6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
7/7 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
7/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
7/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)~
7/27 – Halifax, NS @ Rebecca Cohn Auditorium ^
7/28 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre ^
7/29 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom ^
7/31 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues ^
8/2 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater ^
10/23 – Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
10/25 – Berlin, DE @ Badenhouse
11/2 – Brighton, GB @ The Joker
11/6 – Leeds, GB @ Headrow House
11/7 – London, GB @ The Dome Tufnell Park

* w/ (Sandy) Alex G & Cende
^ w/ Tegan & Sara
~ w/ Yohuna

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