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 […]
Tag: Soft Sounds From Another Planet
When playing Pitchfork is also about personal growth
Pitchfork artists Girlpool, Japanese Breakfast, and (Sandy) Alex G refresh the indie tradition of foregrounding emotional development, not just musical evolution.
Japanese Breakfast get expansive on Soft Sounds From Another Planet
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 […]
Reviewed: Twista’s disjointed but generous Crook County and 11 more new releases
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.