Japanese Breakfast Shares Live Video for “Heft”

With Japanese Breakfast right at the beginning of their European tour, we’re happy to share the live video for fan-favorite track “Heft”, taken from this year’s critically acclaimed album Psychopomp (out now on Dead Oceans/Yellow K).

Another deeply personal track, from an album that deals with the transitory cycle of grief, “Heft” is about 2 moments in time – related, but different. “The first half of half was written right before we found out my mom had cancer, and the second half was written after she passed away”, Michelle Zauner – the creator of Japanese Breakfast – states, “reflecting on what a painful process it was to try to manage disease and treatment.”

Japanese Breakfast is back in Europe now, kicking off her tour in the UK. See full dates below!

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Japanese Breakfast on tour:
10/21/16 Glasgow, UK – The Hug & Pint w/ Porches
10/22/16 Manchester, UK – The White Hotel
10/23/16 Cardiff, UK – SWN
10/24/16 Birmingham, UK – Hare and Hounds
10/25/16 London, UK – The Lexington
10/27/16 Belgium, BE – The Rotonde (Botanique)
10/29/16 Zwole, NL – Let’s Get Lost Festival
10/30/16 Hamburg, DE – Molotow Skybar
11/02/16 Zurich, CH – Bogen F w/ Ezra Furman
11/03/16 Vienna, AT – Wuk w/ Ezra Furman
11/05/16 Koln, DE – Gebaude
11/06/16 Berlin, DE – Musik & Frieden
11/07/16 Copenhagen, DK – Ideal Bar
11/08/16 Stockholm, SE – Obaren
12/03/16 Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
12/14/16 Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
12/15/16 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church – Chapel
12/16/16 Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium
12/17/16 Providence, RI – Columbus Theater
12/18/16 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs

Califone’s ‘Roomsound’ Deluxe Reissue Out Now

You know that feeling when an old friend walks through the door? They’re familiar and new all at once? Well today our dear friend Califone has released the beloved record Roomsound as a deluxe reissue. And boy are we excited to share it with you. Initially released 15 years ago, Roomsound began as a Red Red Meat record. But a stolen car, a few lost notebooks, and a particularly brutal Chicago winter later – it became Califone’s first proper album. Grab (or stream!) your copy below.


Purchase your copy of Roomsound (Deluxe Reissue):
Direct – http://smarturl.it/roomsound
iTunes — http://smarturl.it/roomsound_it
Amazon — http://smarturl.it/roomsound_amz

Stream Roomsound (Deluxe Reissue):
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4gk8bYSrbkHiehJODWuvcl

Mitski Shares “A Burning Hill” Video, Announces New 2017 European + UK Dates, US Tour Starts This Month

Having recently finished her first full-band tour of the UK – including a sold-out show at London’s Dome Tufnell Park – and leading into her next North American tour Mitski has shared a video for ‘A Burning Hill‘, the closing song from her critically acclaimed album Puberty 2 – out now.

Directed by Bradley Gray, the “A Burning Hill” video beautifully captures the intimacy of Puberty 2 following previous singles, “Your Best American Girl” and “Happy.” It’s where Mitski “opts out of the rigged game altogether . . . a glowing ember of acoustic fingerpicking and a subtle choral bed . . . She decides to love ‘the littler things.’ It sounds like giving up, but she’s taking control, robbing her emotions of the power to capsize her wellbeing” (NPR Music).

The director and I spent a weekend just driving around New York and Pennsylvania while the camera kept running, and most of the time I’d forget I was being filmed. It felt like a vacation, but it was also quite emotional, as I was thinking about the song and what it means to me now while jumping in rivers and driving down dirt lanes.

Mitski kicks off her North American tour on October 31st. She’ll tour the southeast for the first time this year, plus return to larger venues in many cities throughout the Midwest and east coast. She has also announced a new run of European and UK dates for February and March 2017, including her biggest UK headline show to date at London’s Village Underground. Tickets are on sale Friday at 10 am UK time. A full list of dates can be found below.
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Japanese Breakfast Releases “Everybody Wants To Love You” Video

How about a slice of Friday night for your Tuesday morning? Today Japanese Breakfast has shared a brand-new music video for “Everybody Wants To Love You.” The third installment co-directed by Michelle Zauner (principal songwriter) and Adam Kolodny, the video follows a bar-hopping Zauner through NYC, multiple games of Pac Man, and to the top of a semi. Styled by Celeste Welch, Zauner is wearing a hanbok, a traditional Korean dress, that her mother wore to her wedding.

It’s a party you don’t wanna miss out on. As is their forthcoming European tour! Japanese Breakfast is currently on the road with Porches in North America and will tour Europe later in the autumn. All dates below.

Japanese Breakfast’s critically acclaimed debut album, Psychopomp, is out now via Yellow K Records in North America and via Dead Oceans in the rest of the world. You can purchase your copy of Psychopomp via Pledge Music, iTunes, Amazon, or at your local record shop!
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Kevin Morby Shares New Non-Album Track, “Tiny Fires”


Today, Kevin Morby is sharing the song “Tiny Fires,” a non-album track that comes from the same time period as his recent critically acclaimed album Singing Saw . “Tiny Fires” was recorded and mixed by Drew Fischer in Los Angeles shortly after the completion of Singing Saw. What’s special about this live band recording is that it features members of Kevin’s current live band – including Meg Duffy on slide guitar and bass, and Justin Sullivan on drums – which the album does not, so not only is it representative of Kevin’s current live show, it’s a highlight. (Catch Morby live in one of the below cities!)

Since “Tiny Fires” was also written right after the completion of Singing Saw, so, as Morby says, “it is from that same brain.” Released as a digital 7″, “Tiny Fires” is b/w a solo acoustic demo version of the song, which was written and recorded in Kevin’s bedroom in Mt. Washington, Los Angeles.

Tue. Sept. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at the Ace Hotel w/ Wilco
Tue. Nov. 8 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
Wed. Nov. 9 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
Fri. Nov. 11 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
Sat. Nov. 12 – Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theater
Mon. Nov. 14 – Munich, DE @ Strom
Tue. Nov. 15 – Dudingen, SW @ Bad Bonn
Wed. Nov. 16 – Feyzin, FR @ L’Epicerie Moderne
Thu. Nov. 17 – Angers, FR @ Chabada
Sat. Nov. 19 – Bordeaux, FR @ Rock School Barbey
Sun. Nov. 20 – La Rochelle, FR @ La Sirene
Mon. Nov. 21 – Nimes, FR @ Paloma
Tue. Nov. 22 – Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo


“Kevin Morby speaks the language of records… His music comes from another place, one where you try and piece together meaning by tapping into a kind of collective unconscious, using whatever tools you have at your disposal.” – Pitchfork [Best New Music]

“Morby has a certain kind of light about him that touches even his darkest despair” – NPR Music

“The indie rocker punctuates the timely politics of his lyrical message—a manifesto about modern police brutality and racism that references a Martin Luther King Jr. quote—with fiery guitars and a huge choir.” – Entertainment Weekly on “I Have Been to the Mountain” [Best Songs of 2016]

“The former Woods bassist and Babies frontman reaches a new high on his beautifully arranged third solo effort, which merges Dylan-esque folk rock with a distinctly modern sensibility.” – Consequence of Sound

“Singing Saw is a force of a listen, and the most complete body of work of his career to date.” – Noisey

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Amazon: http://smarturl.it/kevinmorby_amz
Support your local independent record store: http://smarturl.it/kevinmorby_indie

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The Halfwit In Me by Ryley Walker
The Roundabout by Ryley Walker
Dhoodan by Ryley Walker
I Have Been To The Mountain by Kevin Morby
Hello Miss Lonesome by Marlon Williams
Dark Child by Marlon Williams
Earth:2015 by Mark McGuire
Sons Of The Serpent by Mark McGuire
Dream Lover by Destroyer
Times Square by Destroyer


A Burning Hill by Mitski

Everybody Wants To Love You by Japanese Breakfast

The Roundabout by Ryley Walker

Jane Cum by Japanese Breakfast

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