Japanese Breakfast – Psychopomp (Released 19th August)

£17.99 – Limited indies Opaque Violet LP

Michelle zauner is the guitarist and singer for the underrated philadelphia indie rock band little big league – after her mother was diagnosed with cancer, she returned home to oregon; while she was there, she revamped songs from her previous lo-fi releases under the name japanese breakfast.

halfway through little big league’s “year of the sunhouse,” some dope asks michelle zauner whether she’s still “playing basement shows with the band—doing the music thing?” she roars back, “well yes i fuckin’ a-a-am!” her pride was justified. the underrated philadelphia four-piece were among the best of their kind, playing knotty, effervescent indie rock that confronted darker themes like sexual violence and infidelity. shortly before that single’s release in late 2014, zauner’s mother was diagnosed with cancer. the frontwoman/guitarist stopped playing basement shows with the band, and moved back to small-town oregon to be with her mom, and later comfort her widowed father. psychopomp came together that year in rural eugene, where zauner revamped songs from her previous lo-fi releases under the name japanese breakfast. in collaboration with musician ned eisenberg, she pushed them beyond their original scrappy basement confines into shimmering gems.

Click and Collect

“Although there is no legal obligation to purchase this record, we hope and trust that you have made a commitment to collect and pay for this item in our shop. We have constructed this method of pre ordering to help provide a better service for you the loyal customer. It also helps us in buying the correct amount of records to stock, and by doing this we hope to pass on some great offers and incentives. If there are any delays, changes to price etc we will notify you by email and update you accordingly.

“By requesting our click & collect service you also agree to be added to our new release mailing list, meaning that from time to time you will receive emails notifying you of new or special vinyl releases before any one else. You can always opt out of these emails at a later date should you wish.

“Thanks for your support, and enjoy the music! - P&V”

Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 14.68MB