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Japanese Breakfast

April 30 @ 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Japanese Breakfast @ The Haunt in Ithaca, NY

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 early 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 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.


April 30
8:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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The Haunt


The Haunt
702 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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