Japanese Breakfast is the solo indie pop project from Michelle Zauner of Little Big League. Zauner began writing as part of a month-long song-a-day challenge; the results would eventually become Japanese Breakfast's 2013 cassette release, June. The following year, Little Big League released Tropical Jinx, and Zauner self-released a handful of works by Japanese Breakfast. In 2016, her focus shifted strongly toward her solo project, with the darker, heavier Psychopomp finding release via Yellow K Records.
That same year, Japanese Breakfast signed with Dead Oceans. The label re-released Psychopomp and the album started picking up steam among a wider fan base. In 2017, Zauner headed back to the studio with producer Craig Hendrix, with whom she had worked on Little Big League's debut LP. Jorge Elbrecht provided additional assistance in the studio. This album would become the critically acclaimed Soft Sounds from Another Planet.Japanese Breakfast kicks off a lengthy US tour this fall.