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Japanese Breakfast Releases Music Video for “Boyish”

Japanese Breakfast has released a video for “Boyish,” one of the highlights from her critically acclaimed 2017 album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet. Upon the single’s release Pitchfork called it “a profound example of how Michelle Zauner has grown since her solo project’s beginnings.”

Michelle Zauner, who also directed the video, says “The video for Boyish was always sort of our magnum opus for Soft Sounds. I think it took Adam Kolodny and I working on so many videos together to prepare for the enormity of a school dance–lighting and decorating such a large space, casting and dressing so many extras. The song is about insecurity, particularly what it’s like to love someone who isn’t physically attracted to you. It’s an old song, the meaning of which has transformed for me over time, but it has always been about a tension and rejection perfectly encompassed by a school dance. I did not attend my own senior prom, so it was the perfect opportunity to bring my own vision of a gorgeous, space dance to life.”

Additionally, Japanese Breakfast expanded her 2018 tour to include support dates with Belle & Sebastian, stops at Coachella, Bonnaroo and Sasquatch, and new headlining dates through the summer that includes shows with LVL UP, Radiator Hospital and Snail Mail.

Soft Sounds From Another Planet, is out now via Dead Oceans.

TOUR DATES:
3/23 – Ewing, NJ @ TCNJ
3/24 – Greenfield, MA @ Hawks & Reed Ballroom
4/2 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar SOLD OUT
4/3 – Durham, NC @ Motorco
4/4 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt *
4/5 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn *
4/6 – Orlando, FL @ The Abbey * SOLD OUT
4/7 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar *
4/9 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
4/10 – Austin, TX @ The Scoot Inn *
4/11 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger *
4/13 – Tuscon, AZ @ 191 Toole *
4/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *
4/18 – San Louis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew *
4/20 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic *
4/22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/23 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room *
4/24 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
4/26 – Norman, OK @ Norman Music Festival
4/27 – Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz *
4/28 – Nashville, TN @ Exit / In *
4/29 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups SOLD OUT
5/25-27 – Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
5/30 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club + =
5/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw = SOLD OUT
6/1 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair + = SOLD OUT
6/2 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair + = SOLD OUT
6/3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer + =
6/6 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
6/7-10 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
6/9 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
6/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit
6/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre Ballroom
6/16 – St Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
6/17 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
6/19 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater ~
6/20 – Sundance, UT @ Sundance Amphitheater ~
6/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
6/22 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park ~
6/23 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
6/25 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater ~
6/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre ~
6/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre ~
6/30 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater~
7/12 – Dennis, MA @ Cape Cinema
7/13 – Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
7/14 – Porstmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
7/15 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
7/16 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
7/18 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
7/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
7/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
7/24 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
7/28 – New York, NY @ Panorama Music Festival
9/12 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
9/13 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
9/14 – DeKalb, IL @ The House Cafe
9/16 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
9/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
9/23 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
10/3 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile

  • w/ Snail Mail
  • w/ LVL UP
    = w/ Radiator Hospital
    ~ w/ Belle & Sebastian

 

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