Japanese Breakfast Releases ‘Live at Electric Lady EP,’ ft. ‘Jubilee’ Songs and a Cover of Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So”

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It’s been a whirlwind of a few months for Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, currently out on the road on a mostly sold-out tour supporting her excellent album Jubilee, which was released in June to rapturous acclaim.

The buzz of the album, as well as Crying in H Mart, Zauner’s memoir which made her a New York Times Bestselling author, has elevated her profile even more than it was before, and it’s continued now with a new Spotify EP, Live at Electric Lady.

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Recorded recently at the famed New York City studio, it features a handful of Jubilee tracks, some songs from other projects of Zauner’s and a string-heavy cover of Weezer‘s “Say It Ain’t So,” which is an interesting choice as it was the same studio the band originally recorded the song back in the early 1990s.

“Recording at Electric Lady was truly the perfect experience,” said Zauner in a statement. “The longer I’ve worked as a recording artist, the more I’ve realized it’s the simple, stripped down songs that are the hardest to get right. Having the opportunity to revisit the core catalog of my songwriting in a room with so much history, surrounded by engineers and gear of the highest caliber, it was just a dream come true.”

“I played a very sloppy basement cover of ‘Say It Ain’t So’ once with my band in college, so it was fun to revisit it from the opposite angle, stripped down with a string quartet. Craig Hendrix did the arrangement and Quartet 121 performed the hell out of it.”

Stream the full EP below, via Spotify:

Here are the remaining dates of Japanese Breakfast’s fall tour:

10/29 – Dallas, TX @ Studio at the Factory ^
10/30 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ^
10/31 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s (Levitation) ^
11/1 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger ^
11/3 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress (Outdoor Plaza) ^
11/4 – Tempe, AZ @ Coca-Cola Sun Deck at Sun Devil Stadium ^
11/7 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre ^
11/9 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades ^
11/11 – Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery ^ – SOLD OUT
11/12 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Madonna Inn ^
11/13 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst ^
11/14 – Perris, CA @ Desert Daze
11/15 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House ^ – SOLD OUT
11/16 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House ^ – SOLD OUT
3/13 – Madrid, ES @ Sala Independence
3/14 – Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo
3/16 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquineire
3/17 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
3/19 – Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso Noord
3/20 – Hamburg, HH @ Molotow Musikclub
3/21 – Copenhagen, DE @ Hotel Cecil
3/22 – Berlin, DE @ Frannz Club
3/23 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
3/25 – Bristol, UK @ SXW
3/26 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
3/27 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s
3/28 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Community Room
3/30 – London, UK @ Kentish Town Forum
3/31 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory
6/9 – Porto, PT @ NOS Primavera Sound Festival


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