Japanese Breakfast shares track, adds show with SALES (who are touring)
Little Big League are playing shows again, and singer Michelle Zauner’s much newer band Dog Island are kicking around a bit on the live circuit too, but as far as recorded output goes, Michelle is currently focusing on her solo project Japanese Breakfast. The new JB album, Psychopomp, comes out April 1 via Yellow K Records, and we’ve already posted the singles “Everybody Wants To Love You” and “In Heaven.” The third single is “The Woman That Loves You,” and you may remember that an earlier version of that song came out in 2013, followed by another version in 2014. Here’s what we wrote about it then:
With Japanese Breakfast Michelle takes the opportunity to experiment with lots of sounds, ranging from bedroom folk to wacky dance music, and “The Woman That Loves You” is the closest we’ve ever heard her come to new wave. It’s a chilly, moody take on the thumping rhythms and earworm melodies of early ’80s synth pop, and also a little reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac from that era (but maybe just because the song’s title reminds me of that “Silver Springs” lyric).
Listen to the album version below. Japanese Breakfast will be touring soon, including a trip to SXSW.
UPDATE: Her SXSW schedule now includes the free BrooklynVegan Saturday day party at Cheer Up Charlies. She plays at 3:45 PM on the inside stage, right before Margo Price and Mothers. That show also includes Protomartyr, Into It. Over It., Julien Baker, and more.
She also has previously-mentioned album release shows in Brooklyn and Philly. The Brooklyn show is 3/31 at Shea with Adult Mom, Emily Reo and Bethlehem Steel. She since added another Brooklyn show, April 30 at Baby’s All Right opening for lo-fi pop duo SALES. Tickets for both shows are on sale now. All JB dates are listed below.
For SALES, that’s one of two Brooklyn shows on their upcoming tour. The other is a Northside show on June 9 at Rough Trade with Long Beard (another good double bill). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/11) at noon, and you can also get in with a Northside badge. All SALES dates are listed below.
Japanese Breakfast — 2016 Tour Dates
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 ~
4/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right*
^ NY Record Release Show w/ Adult Mom, Emily Reo & Bethlehem Steel
~ Philadelphia Record Release Show w/ Littler & Myrrias
* with SALES
SALES — 2016 Tour Dates
Sat 12 Mar 2016 Savannah Stopover Festival 2016 Savannah, GA, US
Fri 25 Mar 2016 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT, US
Sat 26 Mar 2016 Treefort Music Festival 2016 Boise, ID, US
Sun 17 Apr 2016 Club Downunder Tallahassee, FL, US
Wed 20 Apr 2016 Will’s Pub Orlando, FL, US
Thu 21 Apr 2016 Bardot Miami, FL, US
Sun 24 Apr 2016 Bar le Ritz PDB Montreal, QC, Canada
Tue 26 Apr 2016 The Space Hamden, CT, US
Wed 27 Apr 2016 The Middle East Upstairs Cambridge, MA, US
Fri 29 Apr 2016 Middlebury College Middlebury, VT, US
Sat 30 Apr 2016 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn, NY, US w/ Japanese Breakfast
Sun 01 May 2016 World Café Live Philadelphia, PA, US
Mon 02 May 2016 DC9 Nightclub Washington, DC, US
Sun 08 May 2016 Analog Cafe & DRD Records Little Theater Portland, OR, US
Wed 11 May 2016 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA, US
Fri 13 May 2016 The Loft, UC San Diego La Jolla, CA, US
Sat 14 May 2016 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA, US
Sun 15 May 2016 The Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ, US
Tue 17 May 2016 Lost Lake Lounge Denver, CO, US
Thu 09 Jun 2016 Rough Trade NYC Brooklyn, NY, US w/ Long Beard