JAY SOM

SHARES NEW SINGLE “BAYBEE”  LISTEN + WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO HERE

Everybody Works out March 10th via Double Denim

 

Jay Som - a.k.a. – San Francisco Bay Area-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte - will release her highly anticipated debut album next month, and today she shares its third single. “Baybee,” which was recently called a “slinky funk jam” by Pitchfork, premieres today with a snowy Charlotte Hornsby-directed music video, in which Duterte makes her first music video appearance. Watch the music video  HERE.

 

Everybody Works will be out on March 10th via Polyvinyl Records (N.A.)/Double Denim (EU/UK/Japan). Pre-order on vinyl, CD, cassette or digitally HERE.

 

PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “1 BILLION DOGS”

Everybody Works out March 10th

Jay Som - a.k.a. – San Francisco Bay Area-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte - recently announced Everybody Works, her proper debut album, which will be out on March 10th via Double Denim (EU/UK/Japan) / Polyvinyl Records (North America). Following the release of the album’s first single “The Bus Song,” today Jay Som shares “1 Billion Dogs.” 

Jay Som will take Everybody Works out on the road in the U.S. this Spring. The run will consist of stops at SXSW (showcases TBA), a co-headlining tour with The Courtneys, and newly added dates supporting The Drums. 

 

Last year, Jay Som released her critically acclaimed early collection of songs entitled Turn Into, signed with Polyvinyl Records, toured with the likes of Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, Peter Bjorn & John, and more, and put out a 7-inch single on Fat Possum Records. After a whirlwind year, Jay Som prepares to release the eagerly anticipated Everybody Works.

On her first proper album as Jay Som, 22 year-old Melina Duterte solidifies her rep as a self-made force of sonic splendour and emotional might. Everybody Works - which Duterte wrote, recorded, played and produced entirely by herself, save a few backing vocals - was made in three furious, caffeinated weeks in her bedroom studio throughout October. Duterte even ditched most her demos, writing half the LP on the spot. If last year's aptly named Turn Into compilation showcased a fuzz-loving artist in flux, chronicling her mission to master bedroom recording, then Everybody Works is the LP equivalent of a mission accomplished.

JAY SOM ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM 'EVERYBODY WORKS'

OUT MARCH 10 VIA DOUBLE DENIM RECORDS - Listen to First Single 'The Bus Song' Now 

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Last year, Jay Som - a.k.a. San Francisco Bay Area-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte - released her critically acclaimed early collection of songs entitled Turn Into, signed with Polyvinyl Records, toured with the likes of Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, Peter Bjorn & John, and more, and put out a 7-inch single on Fat Possum Records. After a whirlwind year, Jay Som now announces her long-awaited proper debut album. Everybody Works will be released via Polyvinyl (N.A.)/Double Denim (EU/UK/Japan) on March 10th, 2017 -

 

Jay Som will take Everybody Works out on the road in the US this Spring, with stops at SXSW, Mission Creek Music Festival, and a co-headlining tour with The Courtney’s. 

 

On her first proper album as Jay Som, 22 year-old Melina Duterte solidifies her rep as a self-made force of sonic splendor and emotional might. Everybody Works - which Duterte wrote, recorded, played and produced entirely by herself, save a few backing vocals - was made in three furious, caffeinated weeks in her bedroom studio throughout October. Duterte even ditched most her demos, writing half the LP on the spot. If last year's aptly named Turn Into compilation showcased a fuzz-loving artist in flux, chronicling her mission to master bedroom recording, then Everybody Works is the LP equivalent of a mission accomplished.

 

On Everybody Works, Jay Som takes us places we never could have imagined, wedding lo-fi rock to hi-fi home orchestration, and weaving evocative autobiographical poetry into energetic punk, electrified folk, and dreamy alt-funk. Inspired by the complexity of Tame Impala, the simplicity of Yo La Tengo, the messiness of Pixies, and the pop sounds of Carly Rae Jepsen’s E•MO•TION, Jay Som delivers 10 gorgeous tracks. Everybody Works features lushly composed pieces like "Lipstick Stains," shoegazey shredders like "1 Billion Dogs,” sublimely spacious synth-pop beauties like "Remain," and luxe, proggy funk with "One More Time, Please." 

 

While Duterte's early work found her bucking against life's lows, Everybody Works is about turning that angst into fuel for forging ahead. While there's no obvious politics here, Duterte says witnessing the challenges facing women, people of color, and the queer community today lit a fire. And when you reach the end of Everybody Works, "For Light," you'll find a mantra suitable for anyone trying, as Duterte says, "to find your peace even it it's not perfect." As her trusty trumpet blows, she sings: "I'll be right on time, open blinds for light, won't forget to climb."

 

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