out 14th July via Dead Oceans / Rhythmethod

Today, Japanese Breakfast has shared a music video for “Road Head,” the latest from Soft Sounds From Another Planet, the much anticipated follow up to the critically acclaimed Psychopomp. Of the video, Michelle Zauner says: “‘Road Head’ is the fifth music video Adam Kolodny and I have collaborated on. For this one we wanted to focus on staging and an exaggerated color palette. We were inspired by Fallen Angels and Twin Peaks.”

Soft Sounds From Another Planet is a work of self-reflection that looks out at the cosmos in search of healing, finding inspiration in science fiction, outer space, and the Mars One Project. The album is due out July 14th on Dead Oceans / Rhythmethod.


“Another great Japanese Breakfast album in the style of Psychopomp would’ve been a gift, but this is something better. It’s proof that we’re only beginning to glimpse Zauner’s capacity for evolution.” –Pitchfork

“Mines the dark drama of Vangelis and the melancholic fall-out from Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak.” –NPR

“Japanese Breakfast follows up one of our favorite songs of the year with another absolutely lovely jam from her forthcoming LP” –Gorilla vs Bear

Soft Sounds is shaping up to be just as multifaceted and varied as Zauner’s first.” –Stereogum

“Critics everywhere best start making room on their Best of 2017 lists… ‘Machinist’ is proof that Zauner is growing and changing in an adventurous, unafraid way. Even the sky isn’t the limit.” –Paste Magazine

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Kane StrangView Post
releases music video for
My Smile Is Extinct
Two Hearts and No Brain
album release June 30th
on Dead Oceans / Rhythmethod

Fresh off the back of a successful series of gigs, showcases and press days across the UK and EU, Kane Strang returns home for the launch of his sophomore album, Two Hearts and No Brain on Dead Oceans and launches a brand new music video for latest single My Smile Is Extinct, that has held the number one spot at NZ Alternative Radio for three weeks.

Once again, Kane has collaborated with Christchurch based film-maker Julian Vares
(Nadia Reid, Fazerdaze, Doprah) to create the new music video, resulting in a colourful glittery kaleidoscope extravaganza that charmingly belies the song’s narrative. Shot on location in one of New Zealand’s traditional Scottish halls complementing the sardonic and dry humour of Kane and his lyrics.

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Kevin Morby shares title track from forthcoming album City Music

Today, Kevin Morby shares the title track off his forthcoming record, City Music (out 6/16 on Dead Oceans / Rhythmethod). The song nearly hits the 7-minute mark and challenges what fans may have come to expect from Kevin. The song builds like a slowly accelerating subway train, as does this deeply impressionistic video, directed by Christopher Good. The video stars Kevin and actress Tipper Newton, and features cameos from friends Rodrigo Amarante, Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), Matt Johnson, Kim Schifino (Matt & Kim). “It’s a rare song for me in that it’s more about the guitar than the lyrics,” explains Morby, “So when it came time to write lyrics, I wanted to make something as relatable and simple as possible to conjure up the feeling of being elated by a city’s beautiful mania.” Continue reading

Kevin Morby announces release of new album ‘City Music’ on Dead Oceans

Press Photo Album Announce

City Music is the new album by Kevin Morby, which will be released June 16th via Dead Oceans. Full of listless wanderlust, it’s a collection inspired by and devoted to the metropolitan experience across America and beyond by a songwriter cast from his own mold. As he puts it: “It is a mix-tape, a fever dream, a love letter dedicated to those cities that I cannot get rid of, to those cities that are all inside of me.” Continue reading

Strand of Oaks shares video ‘Cry’


Today, Strand Of Oaks premieres the video for “Cry,” the confessional crux of their “rock ’n’ roll masterpiece” (Salon) ‘Hard Love.’ Directed by Brody Bernheisel, the video serves as an intimate portrait of Tim Showalter’s relationship with his wife Susan Showalter — rife with struggle and laughter, letdowns and reconciliation. Continue reading