Carolina Chauffe doesn’t like to stay in one place for very long. Some of the most dramatic turns on her life’s path have been unplanned—she’s driven by what she calls “Coincidence with a capital C.” She thrives in uncharted territory, lured by a stretch of road, a door held open six states away, or the […]
Though live shows are returning, there’s no safer way to support artists and labels than buying music online.
If you’ve ever watched someone you love struggle through a cruel illness and eventually succumb, you know that some days it can be hard to find any lightness under the crushing weight of grief. So it’s beyond inspiring that Michelle Zauner, the solo artist behind Japanese Breakfast, made not one but two dreamy indie-pop albums […]
Pitchfork artists Girlpool, Japanese Breakfast, and (Sandy) Alex G refresh the indie tradition of foregrounding emotional development, not just musical evolution.
Headliners of Pitchfork’s 2018 aftershows include Japanese Breakfast, Girlpool, and Kweku Collins.
Michelle Zauner launched Japanese Breakfast as a solo project amid massive life changes. In 2014, while fronting her Philly emo band Little Big League, her mother was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, and Zauner eventually moved back home to Oregon to be with her family. Her mother passed away just months before Zauner wrote Japanese […]
Seven Reader writers tackle a dozen records, including the long-gestating debut from footwork producer Jana Rush, lost recordings from 60s garage-rock oddballs the Monks, and a riveting solo set from unsung improvising pianist Pat Thomas.
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