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Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds From Another Planet


Label: Dead Oceans – DOC133
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Violet
Country: US
Released: 2017
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Indie Rock, Indie Pop


On May 4, 2017, Japanese Breakfast released the single "Machinist" and announced the upcoming release of a second studio album, Soft Sounds from Another Planet, whose lyrics are largely concerned with Zauner's detachment and trauma. The song "Boyish" was released as a single on June 7, 2017. A third single from the album, "Road Head", was released on July 6, 2017. The full album was released on July 14, 2017. To promote the album, the band released a video game, "Japanese BreakQuest", in which the main character, "J-Brekkie", gathers a band to prevent an alien invasion. The game was developed by Zauner and game designer Elaine Fath, and uses songs from the album, rendered as 8-bit MIDI tracks by Peter Bradley. To support the album, Japanese Breakfast toured Oceania, Asia and North America from 2017 to 2019. Along the way, the band opened for English shoegaze band Slowdive, American musician (Sandy) Alex G, and Canadian duo Tegan and Sara

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