Japanese Breakfast shares "Heft" live video, announces solo tour with Eskimeaux


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Today Japanese Breakfast has released a live video for "Heft." The video was shot by Philadelphia collective Out Of Town Films.

Japanese Breakfast's critically acclaimed debut album, Psychopomp, is out now via Yellow K Records in North America and via Dead Oceans in the rest of the world.

Japanese Breakfast is headed to Europe this month for a headlining tour and Michelle Zauner has announced an east coast solo tour with Eskimeaux this winter. All dates below.

10/18 Brighton, UK - Sticky Mike's Frog Bar w/ Porches 
10/19 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club w/ Porches 
10/21 Glasgow, UK - The Hug & Pint w/ Porches 
10/22 Manchester, UK - The White Hotel 
10/23 Cardiff, UK - SWN 
10/24 Birmingham, UK - Hare and Hounds 
10/25 London, UK - The Lexington 
10/27 Belgium, BE - The Rotonde (Botanique) 
10/29 Zwole, NL - Let's Get Lost Festival 
10/30 Hamburg, DE - Molotow Skybar 
11/02 Zurich, CH - Bogen F w/ Ezra Furman 
11/03 Vienna, AT - Wuk w/ Ezra Furman 
11/05 Koln, DE - Gebaude 9 
11/06 Berlin, DE - Musik & Frieden 
11/07 Copenhagen, DK - Ideal Bar 
11/08 Stockholm, SE - Obaren 
12/3 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt *
12/14 Washington DC @ Comet Ping Pong ^
12/15 Philadelphia PA @ First Unitarian Church (Chapel) ^
12/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium ^
12/17 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater ^
12/18 Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs (Matinée) ^

* w/ Guerilla Toss, LVL UP, Eskimeaux and Sharpless
^ performing solo w/ Eskimeaux

A side project from her work as front woman of Philadelphia indie punk band Little Big League, Michelle Zauner released a tape in June 2013 under the solo moniker Japanese Breakfast. The tape was titled June and boasted thirty tracks written and recorded every day of the month. A stark deviation from Little Big League's guitar- based indie rock, it showcased Zauner's dark lyrics, unique vocals and inherent knack for pop melody.

Two bedroom pop cassettes later, Japanese Breakfast returns with its first full- fledged LP and vinyl release, Psychopomp. The album explores Zauner's experimental interests and hosts a wide range of sound: jarring anime samples, minimalist ballads, rhythms and synths reminiscent of Tango in the Night-era Fleetwood Mac paired with the moody intimacy of Mount Eerie. After the foundation of the album was built, Zauner enlisted Ned Eisenberg to coproduce and embellish the record. Eisenberg helped with the mixing and production of the album. Psychopomp revisits and revamps lo-fi tracks and adds chilling new songs to fall in love with.