Japanese Breakfast Will Teach You How To Kiss Your Dreams & Kill Your Monsters In “Road Head”

Dream on.

Photo: Japanese Breakfast – Road Head (Official Video) YouTube

Japanese Breakfast slays a monster with Costco-sized claws in her new video “Road Head” – a thriller-esque story that conveys aesthetic influences of Fallen Angels and Twin Peaks. We see the gal Michelle Zauner driving and living with a monster in what appears to be a parasitic symbiosis. At times, she is playfully nodding the head with the creature whereas in other times its giant claws suffocate her. If you want to master the art of slaying a monster, hit play:

“So dreamin baby / Took that corkscrewed highway / Lightless miles / Of big rigs” chants Zauner. Pairing the moody undertones with the uncanny visuals, Japanese Breakfast illustrates the internal and external struggles she faced in pursuit of music in the form of a gory creature. It’s an omnipresent demon that looks like a helpful friend, but it’s actually a schadenfreude fiend who enjoys watching you slurp noodle cups:

“Road Head” is from Japanese Breakfast’s new record, Soft Sound From Another Planet, which will be out on July 14th via Dead Oceans. As of now, the gal is on tour:

North America 2017 tour

7/7 – Bowery Ballroom (New York, NY, USA)

7/8 – Union Transfer (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

7/15 – Union Pool (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

7/27 – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Halifax, NS, USA)

7/28 – State Theatre (Portland, ME, USA)

7/29 – Town Ballroom (Buffalo, NY, USA)

7/31 – House of Blues (Cleveland, OH, USA)

8/2 – Madison Theater (Covington, KY, USA)

9/7 – Black Cat (Washington, DC, USA)

9/8 – Stranger Matter (Richmond, VA, USA)

9/9 – Hopscotch Festival (Raleigh, NC, USA)

9/10 – The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA, USA)

9/11 – Will’s Pub (Orlando, FL, USA)

9/12 – Crowbar (Tampa, FL, USA)

9/13 – Hi Ho Lounge (New Orleans, LA, USA)

9/14 – Walter’s (Houston, TX, USA)

9/15 – Barracuda (Austin, TX, USA)

9/16 – RBC (Dallas, TX, USA)

9/18 – Valley Bar (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

9/20 – The Echo (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

9/21 – Swedish American Hall (San Francisco, CA, USA)

9/22 – Starline Social Club (Oakland, CA, USA)

9/23 – HiFi (Eugene, OR, USA)

9/25 – Holocene (Portland, OR, USA)

9/26 – Fox Cabaret (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

9/27 – Crocodile (Seattle, WA, USA)

9/28 – Neurolux (Boise, ID, USA)

9/29 – Kilby Court (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

9/30 – Larimer Lounge (Denver, CO, USA)

10/2 – The Triple Rock (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

10/4 – Subterranean (Chicago, IL, USA)

10/5 – The Bishop (Bloomington, IN, USA)

10/6 – UFO Factory (Detroit, MI, USA)

10/7 – The Garisson (Toronto, ON, Canada)

10/8 – Bar Le Ritz PDB (Montreal, QC, Canada)

10/11 – The Sinclair (Cambridge, MA, USA)

10/12 – Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Europe 2017 tour

10/21 – Simple Things Festival (Bristol, UK)

10/23 – Blue Shell (Cologne, Germany)

10/24 – Hakken (Hamburg, Germany)

10/25 – Badenhouse (Berlin, Germany)

10/26 – Pop Up Du Label (Paris, France)

10/27 – NEST (Gent, Belgium)

10/28 – London Calling (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

11/2 – The Joker (Brighton, UK)

11/3 – Soup Kitchen (Manchester, UK)

11/4 – The Mash House (Edinburgh, UK)

11/5 – The Hug and Pint (Glasgow, UK)

11/6 – Headrow House (Leeds, UK)

11/7 – The Dome Tufnell Park (London, UK)