5/06/2020

Japanese Breakfast announces ticketed livestream to benefit touring band & crew

JAPANESE BREAKFAST

ANNOUNCES TICKETED LIVESTREAM
TO BENEFIT TOURING BAND & CREW

PLAYING NEW SONGS AND COVERS


Photo Credit: Jackie Lee Young

Japanese Breakfast has announced a ticketed livestream on Thursday, May 14th at 7 PM EST to benefit her touring band and crew. She will be playing new songs from her forthcoming album and special covers and selling new merchandise designed specifically for the stream. Tickets are available now.

In a statement, Michelle Zauner said "I wanted to put together a live stream of some new songs and special covers to help support my crew while we are unable to tour, which is to say, unable to work and earn income. I've also commissioned a special design that features my band family, Craig, Deven, Peter, Harry & Rachel, to help raise some money to make up for many months of touring we've had to cancel. I hope you will join me May 14 at 7pm EDT."

ABOUT JAPANESE BREAKFAST:
When the album written to memorialize your mother becomes your calling card, where do you turn for your second act? For Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner, it involved diving deeper into herself to evolve as an artist. With the release of her sophomore album Soft Sounds From Another Planet, Zauner expanded the breadth of the shimmering bedroom pop displayed on her debut Psychopomp. Her voice and vision came clearer into focus as she used the extended metaphor of outer space to observe the pain that defined the first part of her career.  

Full of gleaming guitars and haunting electronics, Soft Sounds earned critical acclaim and new fans around the world, quickly making Japanese Breakfast a household name among the indie rock contingent. Much of 2018 saw Zauner on the road, further honing her live show and performing for massive audiences. All the while, she kept busy-not only as Japanese Breakfast, but as Michelle Zauner: video game composer, prolific music video director, and author.  

Fans eager for new music from Zauner were pleasantly surprised in summer 2018, when she revealed "Glider" in the E3 announce trailer for the breathtaking new adventure game Sable. Drawing from her years of songwriting experience while making new explorations into creating ambient and experimental music, she composed the entire soundtrack for the highly-anticipated indie game, which is due out in 2020.  

Having helmed every visual for Soft Sounds, Zauner is also well underway making a name for herself as a sought-after director, working with longtime collaborator Adam Kolodny to craft music videos for other artists. To date, she's brought her visual signatures-cinematic yet homespun, stylish yet unpretentious-to artists like Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst, Jay Som and Charly Bliss. 

Between tours, studio sessions, and video shoots, Zauner has long been working on a memoir of her early childhood, time spent between the U.S. and South Korea, and the split heritage that has shaped so much of her life. An excerpt from that book, "Crying in H-Mart," was published in The New Yorker at the end of 2018. A reflection on grief and a tribute to both biracial and immigrant families, Zauner's essay is full of beautifully rendered, heartbreaking detail. The full book, also titled Crying in H-Mart, will be released via Knopf.

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