Michelle Zauner’s first two albums as Japanese Breakfast sounded promising, but not really that exciting – not that it aimed at that. But, as soon as the horns in “Paprika” kick in, you can’t help but feel this *is* the breakout album we were waiting for from a stellar songwriter. Ironically enough, it was the inward-looking, gorgeous slow burner album closer “Posing for Cars” that made us pick “Jubilee” as our album of the week. Go get it.
Brand new Kevin Morby single? Count us in, especially if the b-side is a beautiful Townes van Zandt cover. We also wanted an excuse to publish this picture of his concert at the Vodafone Paredes de Coura festival earlier this year.