Live Review: Japanese Breakfast @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/21/21

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Japanese Breakfast rocks a sold-out crowd at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 21, 2021. (Photo by David LaMason)

If most of 2020 (and, let’s face it, most of 2021) was a pressure tank waiting to explode, then the packed house at The Fillmore Silver Spring was the symbolic release Wednesday night as Japanese Breakfast performed to an audience eager for live music. And they certainly got that rush of excitement when, straight off a New York Times bestseller, “Crying in H Mart,” and an acclaimed new album, Jubilee, Michelle Zauner, the creative force behind Japanese Breakfast, kicked off her US Tour with the first stop at The Fillmore.

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Song of the Day: “lmk (if you wanna see me)” by Modernlove

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Modernlove (Photo by Marc Shelley)

modernlove. are still figuring it out and that’s okay. Like their name suggests, the Irish four-piece explores the complexities of the modern lives of twenty-somethings. Even though their lives are still complicated, Barry, Cian, Danny and Graham of Drogheda have already nailed their sound; they deliver polished, indie-pop with a glossy ’90s sheen and intricate details.

Recently, the band announced their debut EP “monochrome blue” and shared the new single. “lmk (if you wanna see me)” along with a music video.

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Song of the Day: “September Song, pt. ii” by Lightning Bug

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Lightning Bug (Photo by Ingmar Chen)

Lightning Bug’s upcoming album A Color of the Sky is an album of many firsts: the band’s first album with their new label home, Fat Possum, the band’s first time recording together as a live band.

Recently, Lightning Bug released “September Song, pt. ii,” the second single from the album.

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Song of the Day: “Why Only You” by HAERTS

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HAERTS (Photo by B.Asch)

German-born, New York-based duo HAERTS (Nini Fabi and Benny Gebert) open up another chapter from their upcoming third album Dream Nation (out May 21st via Anti-Fragile Records).

One could detect the usual comparisons to Fleetwood Mac or First Aid Kid in the fourth song “Why Only You” while making way for additional influences such as Portishead and Lamb.

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Song of the Day: “You” by Keep Shelly in Athens featuring Georgia Hurd

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Georgia Hurd (Photo courtesy Force Field PR)

Greek dreampop artist Keep Shelly In Athens launches a new era for the project, which will feature primary member / producer RPR collaborating with different guest vocalists from around the world. The first single in this new series is “You” featuring LA-based vocalist Georgia Hurd.

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Song of the Day: “For the Sky” by HAERTS

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HAERTS (Photo by B.Asch)

Critically acclaimed duo HAERTS, consisting of Nini Fabi and Benny Gebert, have returned to add a new chapter to their lifelong creative and romantic partnership with the release of their new single “For the Sky” featuring Ed Droste out today on Rix Records / The Orchard & Humming Records.

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Song of the Day: “The Last Exit” by Still Corners

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Still Corners (Photo by Bernard Bur)

Today, Still Corners announces the duo’s fifth studio album, The Last Exit, for release on Jan. 22, 2021, via Wrecking Light Records. Alongside this news, the band shares the beguiling and wanderlust title track and its stark, captivating video.

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