Philadelphia-based band Little Big League recorded their first album in 2013. Soon after, the band felt creatively drained and progress came to a screeching halt. In that same period, the mother of singer/guitarist Michelle Zauner was diagnosed with cancer. Zauner then returned to her home in Oregon and began writing songs in her bedroom. As a result, three lo-fi dream pop were released under her new moniker Japanese Breakfast. Her early sketches are rough and intimate with sharp synthesizers and piercing vocals that are simultaneously abrasive and heavenly. Her later two albums, Where is My Great Big Feeling? and American Sound did not get large releases, but became underground hits through blogs and word of mouth. Come 2016, Michelle Zauner decided to revamp a collection of tracks from her first three releases as well as a few new ones for her first official full-length album. Psychopomp is a collection of nine tracks that perfectly summarizes Zauner's home-spun evolution as Japanese Breakfast. Imagine Bat For Lashes or ‘Tango In The Night’-era Christine McVie working in the New York indie-pop scene populated by the likes of Frankie Cosmos and Porches.