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Hear Japanese Breakfast and SE SO NEON’s So!YoON! on Korean Version of ‘Be Sweet’

Japanese Breakfast is paying tribute to its leader Michelle Zauner’s Korean heritage with the release today (July 20) of a Korean-language version of its track “Be Sweet.” The new recording features vocal contributions from So!YoON!, the frontperson of eclectic Korean band SE SO NEON. “Be Sweet” is a key track from Japanese Breakfast’s latest Dead […]

July 20, 2022
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Japanese Breakfast Covers Bon Iver for Spotify Singles

For the Spotify Singles series that’s highlighting the work of the Grammy nominees for Best New Artist, Japanese Breakfast re-imagined “Be Sweet” from their 2021 album Jubilee as a funky disco tune complete with call-and-response vocals and a cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love.” The cover features a folk-rock twist accompanied by an orchestral instrumental. […]

March 30, 2022
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Artist x Artist: Ben Gibbard and Japanese Breakfast Discuss Their Appreciation of Yoko Ono

For the past year and change, Ben Gibbard has been busy working on his passion project: a Yoko Ono tribute album. Paying respect to one of the most misunderstood artists of the past half-century, Gibbard enlisted high-profile artists like David Byrne, Yo La Tengo, his bandmates in Death Cab for Cutie and Japanese Breakfast to […]

February 17, 2022
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Exit Interview: Japanese Breakfast Reflects on a Best Selling Book, Her Grammy Nomination and the Activity That Kept Her Calm

If you told Michelle Zauner in early 2021 that she’d dominate the year-end lists — both in music and books — she would’ve thought you were nuts. But here we are. And she had a perfect spot to soak it all in: Onstage in early December during a warm Mexico City evening, her confident stage […]

December 14, 2021
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The 30 Best Songs of 2021

A pair of rappers pulling off the best Tom Tom Club sample since Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy” (G Perico & Rucci), an iconic New Wave band trafficking in tongue-in-cheek nostalgia (Duran Duran), a blackgaze act embracing their love of vocal harmony (Deafheaven), and psych-rockers using the shopping mall as a metaphor for capitalist greed (My Morning […]

December 14, 2021
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The 30 Best Albums of 2021

Back in June, SPIN published The 30 Best Albums of 2021 (So Far), rounding up everything from mainstream rock to experimental hip-hop. Six months later, we’re back with our year-end recap — and it’s interesting how, even though the stylistic balance has stayed consistent, the picks themselves haven’t. While this list also covers a lot of […]

December 13, 2021
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