Summer Thunder - Featuring Japanese Breakfast

Summer Thunder - Featuring Japanese Breakfast

Yohuna

Sat, July 15, 2017

2:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

Free

This event is 21 and over

Summer Thunder
Summer Thunder
2PM - 6PM!

FREE!
Japanese Breakfast
Japanese Breakfast
A side project from her work as front woman of Philadelphia indie punk band Little Big League, Michelle Zauner released a tape in June 2013 under the solo moniker Japanese Breakfast. The tape was titled June and boasted thirty tracks written and recorded every day of the month. A stark deviation from Little Big League’s guitar- based indie rock, it showcased Zauner’s dark lyrics, unique vocals and inherent knack for pop melody.
Two bedroom pop cassettes later, Japanese Breakfast returns with its first full- fledged LP and vinyl release, Psychopomp. The album explores Zauner’s experimental interests and hosts a wide range of sound: jarring anime samples, minimalist ballads, rhythms and synths reminiscent of Tango in the Night-era Fleetwood Mac paired with the moody intimacy of Mount Eerie. After the foundation of the album was built, Zauner enlisted Ned Eisenberg to coproduce and embellish the record. Eisenberg helped with the mixing and production of the album. Psychopomp revisits and revamps lo-fi tracks and adds chilling new songs to fall in love with.
Yohuna
Yohuna
Yohuna is the synth-pop project of Wisconsin-born songwriter Johanne [yo-HUN-ah] Swanson. Coming off the debut album "Patientness" on Orchid Tapes, Yohuna tells stories with words as much as she does with ambient sound.

"Intimate synth-pop... There's a confidence in every word that wasn't there before. Yet at the center, it is still Swanson and her vulnerability, her willingness to lay out her emotions in a fairly barebones manner. It's just now she has channeled all of that into something rapturous." -Pitchfork

"Complex and layered... Her voice is yearning, but knowing." -NPR

"Introverted songs that derive just as much power from their dreamy atmospherics as they do from Swanson's languishing, yearning lyrics." - Stereogum, Artist To Watch feature

"A spiritual descendant of Cat Power's Moon Pix and Elliott Smith's early recordings." - Bandcamp
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/