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Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner has joined forces with Crying’s Ryan Galloway for a new quarantine project called BUMPER. Today, they’ve announced their debut EP pop songs 2020, which is officially out tomorrow (September 4th) but you can stream in its entirety now. Listen to the four-track project below (via Rolling Stone).

Zauner and Galloway live three blocks apart from one another in New York City, but haven’t seen each other in person since the pandemic began earlier this year. They started sharing tracks for the new EP over email back in June. “pop songs 2020”.  “Black Light” was probably the highlight, Japanese Breakfast released her sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, in July 2017 via Dead Oceans (it was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017). Last year she announced that she has signed a book deal with the publishing company Knopf and is writing a memoir entitled Crying in H Mart. A press release described the book as such: “Crying in H Mart is Zauner’s story about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother too young, searching for identity in a hybrid culture, and finding a passion for her ancestry and Korean cooking as a way to heal and return to her roots in the wake of loss.”

Zauner’s writing has also previously appeared in Glamour and The New Yorker. There’s no word on when Crying in H Mart will be published. She’s also an accomplished music video director.

Zauner issued her last studio album as Japanese BreakfastSoft Sounds From Another Planet—in 2017. The previous year, Crying shared their Beyond the Fleeting Gales LP.

Michelle Zauner and Ryan Galloway live three blocks apart but haven’t seen each other since the beginning of quarantine. Zauner, who performs under the moniker Japanese Breakfast, and Galloway, best known for his project Crying, started trading tracks in early June, adding layers back and forth over email. Betwixt synth and sample, track and tune, concocting songs that mix the playful quirks of Cibo Matto with the bombastic power of late 80s Janet Jackson, Bumper emerges from the confines of two NY apartments and offers pop songs 2020.

EP Track Listing:
– You Can Get It!
– Black Light
– Red Brick
– Ballad 0

Bumper ‘pop songs 2020’ EP available September 4th, 2020

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Crying began as a chiptune/power pop band who embraced their love for stadium rock to write infectiously melodic tunes on a massive scale. The new incarnation retains Elaiza Santos‘ personal, conversational vocal delivery put over progressive guitar riffs, spaced out synths and gargantuan, energizing production. Put your fear of change aside and enter into the new era of Crying.

a bouncing energy; every single song just… ascends to pieces of lyrics or instrumentals that stick with you

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Crying began as a chiptune/power pop band who embraced their love for stadium rock to write infectiously melodic tunes on a massive scale. The new incarnation retains Elaiza Santos‘ personal, conversational vocal delivery put over progressive guitar riffs, spaced out synths and gargantuan, energizing production. Put your fear of change aside and enter into the new era of Crying. Band is awesome live too, I was introduced to this band when I listened to ‘Beyond the Fleeting Gales’ . That record is probably the best record I have heard this past decade! This band truly is magical and is now one of my favorite bands of all time!

Band Members
Elaiza Santos – Vocals
Ryan Galloway – Guitar and Synth
Kynwyn Sterling – Drums

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Crying began as a chiptune/power pop band who embraced their love for stadium rock to write infectiously melodic tunes on a massive scale. The new incarnation retains Elaiza Santos‘ personal, conversational vocal delivery put over progressive guitar riffs, spaced out synths and gargantuan, energizing production. Put your fear of change aside and enter into the new era of Crying.
Band Members
Elaiza Santos – Vocals
Ryan Galloway – Guitar and Synth
Kynwyn Sterling – Drums

Crying perform on Audiotree Live, March 2, 2017.

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Crying take two deeply uncool genres of music — video game music and ’80s arena-rock — and play them both like they’re the coolest thing in the world. And they do it with enough conviction to convert even the most hardened cynic. There’s no trace of irony or pretension to be found on Beyond The Fleeting Gales, just an explosion of riffage lifted to the heavens by Elaiza Santos’ sugar-sweet vocal melodies. It’s like injecting pure fun directly into your ear canals, a welcome beacon of optimism in a decidedly dark time

This album is just full of Simply wonderful. Infectious, fun, yet introspective at the same time. There’s something amazing when combining Crying’s powerful music with the calm vocal delivery. Very unique. It’s so amazing! The poppy, yet relaxing sound, mixed with upbeat and exciting melodies/drum beats. I love the energy and happiness of this album. Wool in the Wash is so relaxing, but There Was a Door is just so interesting? I haven’t heard music like this since that created in the 80s

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