Japanese Breakfast

Japanese Breakfast soundtracks new video game “Sable”

Japanese Breakfast has made the soundtrack for a video game called “Sable.” Michelle Zauner wrote, announcing her contribution, “So honored to be working on this incredible game!!!” “Sable,” which was announced during E3, is a coming-of-age story that takes place on an alien planet and it is set to be out in 2019. Watch the trailer below, which features a Japanese Breakfast song called “Glider.”

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Window – Coma Cinema

2. Veil – The Washboard Abs

3. Cassette Jam One – Ada Babar

4. Capacity – Big Thief

5. Bread – Ben Varian

6. Time On Her Side – Future Islands

7. Heart Basel – The Drums

8. Glowing Brightly – Florist

9. Losing All Sense – Grizzly Bear

10. Road Head – Japanese Breakfast

11. Never Been Wrong – Waxahatchee

12. Baybee – Jay Som

13. 123 – Girlpool

14. Star Roving – Slowdive

15. Hard to Say Goodbye – Washed Out

16. Appointments – Julien Baker

17. The Embers – Vagabon

18. Apocalypse – Cigarettes After Sex

19. Real Death – Mount Eerie

20. Kept Women – Fleet Foxes

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Emergency – Feed Me Jack

2. Skin Gets Hot – Fraternal Twin

3. Wounds – Ourselves The Elves

4. Hunchback – Sobs

5. Grace – Lina Tullgren

6. Road Head – Japanese Breakfast

7. Wedding – Funeral Advantages

8. Phone Sex – The Cutouts

9. All The Things You Do – Winter

10. Why Aren’t You Laughing – Hales Corner

11. All The Whole – Hand Habits

12. Is It The Answer – Reality Club

13. So Tired – Crumb

14. Loner Train – Gizpel

15. Hates the Party – Long Beard

16. Giuseppe – Trash Panda

17. new Life – Tropic Harbour

18. Overthinking – Acid Ghost

19. How Past Begins – Angelo De Augustine

20. Darkroom -Ten Sleep

Japanese Breakfast joins Giraffage for new song

San Francisco producer Giraffage has released a new song called “Maybes.” It has Japanese Breakfast featured on it, hear it below. “Maybes” is off of Giraffage’s debut album Too Real, which is set to arrive October 20th via Counter. See the tracklist below. Japanese Breakfast earlier this year released Soft Sounds From Another Planet.

Too Real:

01 Do U Want Me
02 Maybes [ft. Japanese Breakfast]
03 Slowly [ft. Matosic]
04 Edge
05 Green Tea [ft. Angelica Bess]
06 Falling Softly
07 Earth
08 19 Hours [ft. Harrison Lipton]
09 Just Over the Horizon
10 First Breath

Japanese Breakfast announces tour, shares new video

The solo project of Michelle Zauner, Japanese Breakfast, has shared a new music video for her track “Road Head.” The clip, directed by Zauner, follows her character as she eats instant ramen, chain smokes cigarettes, and shares her life with a masked monster. “‘Road Head’ is the fifth music video [director of photography] Adam Kolodny and I have collaborated on,” Zauner said in a statement. “For this one we wanted to focus on staging and an exaggerated color palette. We were inspired by Fallen Angels and ‘Twin Peaks.’” “Road Head” will appear on Japanese Breakfast’s upcoming album Soft Sounds From Another Planet, which is set to be out July 14th via Dead Oceans.

Zauner has also announced new tour dates. She has shows with Tegan and Sara, (Sandy) Alex G, Cende, Yohuna, Mannequin Pussy, and Spirit of the Beehive. Find her schedule below.

Japanese Breakfast:

07-06 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg !
07-07 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom !
07-08 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer !
07-15 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool ~
07-27 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium ^
07-28 Portland, ME – State Theatre ^
07-29 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom ^
07-31 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues ^
08-02 Covington, KY – Madison Theater ^
09-07 Washington, DC – Black Cat $
09-08 Richmond, VA – Stranger Matter $
09-09 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival $
09-10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory) $
09-11 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub $
09-12 Tampa, FL – Crowbar $
09-13 New Orleans, LA – Hi Ho Lounge $
09-14 Houston, TX – Walter’s $
09-15 Austin, TX – Barracuda $
09-16 Dallas, TX – RBC $
09-18 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar $
09-20 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo $
09-21 San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall $
09-22 Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club $
09-23 Eugene, OR – HiFi $
09-25 Portland, OR – Holocene $
09-26 Vancouver, British Columbia – Fox Cabaret $
09-27 Seattle, WA – Crocodile $
09-28 Boise, ID – Neurolux $
09-29 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court $
09-30 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge $
10-02 Minneapolis, MN – The Triple Rock $
10-04 Chicago, IL – Subterranean $
10-05 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop $
10-06 Detroit, MI – UFO Factory $
10-07 Toronto, Ontario – The Garisson $
10-08 Montreal, Quebec – Bar Le Ritz PDB $
10-11 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair $
10-12 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg $
10-21 Bristol, GB – Simple Things Festival
10-23 Cologne, DE – Blue Shell
10-24 Hamburg, DE – Hakken
10-25 Berlin, DE – Badenhouse
10-26 Paris, FR – Pop Up Du Label
10-27 Gent, BE – NEST
10-28 Amsterdam, NL – London Calling
11-02 Brighton, GB – The Joker
11-03 Manchester, GB – Soup Kitchen
11-04 Edinburgh, GB – The Mash House
11-05 Glasgow, GB – The Hug and Pint
11-06 Leeds, GB – Headrow House
11-07 London, GB – The Dome Tufnell Park

! with (Sandy) Alex G & Cende
~ with Yohuna
^ with Tegan & Sara
$ with Mannequin Pussy & Spirit of the Beehive

Japanese Breakfast announces new album, shares video for new song “Machinist”

Michelle Zauner has announced a new Japanese Breakfast album. It is the follow-up to their debut Psychopomp and it is called Soft Sounds From Another Planet. It is out July 14th via Dead Oceans. Zauner has also shared the self-directed video for lead single “Machinist.” In a press release, she said, “The song is a sci-fi narrative about a woman who falls in love with a robot. In the video she hallucinates on rocket fuel and tears apart her spaceship in an attempt to build a body for her robot lover.” Watch Japanese Breakfast’s “Machinist” video below and find the Soft Sounds tracklist below that. Find her upcoming tour itinerary here.

Soft Sounds From Another Planet:

01 Diving Woman
02 Road Head
03 Machinist
04 Planetary Ambience
05 Soft Sounds From Another Planet
06 Boyish
07 12 Steps
08 Jimmy Fallon Big
09 Body Is a Blade
10 Till Death
11 This House
12 Here Come the Tubular Bells

A Year In Music: 2016 in Photos

Photos by: Isabella King and Oscar Moreno