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Japanese Breakfast shares new single “Boyish,” ‘Soft Sounds From Another Planet’ out 7/14 on Dead Oceans

Today, Japanese Breakfast has shared “Boyish,” the latest from her upcoming album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet. Of the song, Michelle Zauner says “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.” Listen here

The follow up to Japanese Breakfast’s critically acclaimed debut 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. Soft Sounds From Another Planet is available for pre-order now and due out July 14th on Dead Oceans.

Japanese Breakfast has also announced a free record release show matinee at Brooklyn, NY’s Union Pool on July 15th and some dates in Europe. The band is currently on tour with (Sandy) Alex G and Cende and have some upcoming US dates with Tegan and Sara. All dates below.

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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