LAS VEGAS, NV-
“…My peers have been raving about Japanese Breakfast for a minute now, so I was very excited to see Michelle Zauner and company do their thing to kick off the music on the second day of Intersect.
I really enjoyed Japanese Breakfast’s shoegaze sprinkled indie rock. Michelle’s deceptively delicate vocals had enough edge to give each song, even the bedroom pop ones, a bit of a bite. The fuzzy guitar licks went big when they needed to, and I thought that their music played well in such a large room. They included a performance of a cover of The Cranberries’ “Dreams”, which was cute for its recognition factor, but I’ll be honest … I personally liked them performing their original material better.
While some of the emotional gravitas in the lyrics would have had more impact in a smaller or more intimate venue, I thought that this was a very solid showing, especially if you weren’t familiar with the band or their music. I was impressed…”