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Listen: Japanese Breakfast - “Boyish”

Soft Sounds From Another Planet Due Out July 14 via Dead Oceans

Jun 07, 2017
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Japanese Breakfast (aka Michelle Zauner) is releasing her sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, on July 14 via Dead Oceans. Previously she shared a video for its first single, "Machinist." Now she has shared another song from the album, the lush ballad "Boyish." Listen below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

Zauner had this to say about the song in a press release:  "Craig Hendrix [band member and the album's co-producer] and I wanted to produce this sort of grandiose Roy Orbison-esque ballad. We wanted the chorus to have big arrangements, lots of harmonies and synth strings, to create a really sweeping, melancholic effect that mirrored the nature of the lyrics. The song is about jealousy and sexual incompetence. It's about feeling ugly." 

The album is the follow-up to 2016's well-received debut, Psychopomp. A previous press release said Soft Sounds From Another Planet "is a work of self-reflection that looks out at the cosmos in search of healing, finding inspiration in science fiction, outer space, and the Mars One Project."

Japanese Breakfast 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 ~
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
~ Free Record Release Show w/ Yohuna (Starts at 2PM)

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