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Watch Jay Som’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Jay Som's excellent debut album Everybody Works was released in March. Recently, Melina Duterte visited NPR with her band to play the intimate Tiny Desk Concert…
Geena Kloeppel / July 10, 2017

Listen to Jay Som’s Cover of “Strawberry Fields Forever”

Dream-pop breakout act Jay Som released her debut album Everybody Works in March, and we enjoyed it very much. Now, she's shared a cover of the Beatles' "Strawberry…
Geena Kloeppel / July 3, 2017

The 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

It's safe to say none of us will be nostalgic for the first six months of 2017. Rarely has the national and global situation felt…
SPIN Staff / June 5, 2017

Video: Jay Som – “One More Time, Please”

In March, Oakland singer-songwriter Jay Som (a.k.a. Melina Duterte) released her first proper full-length album, Everybody Works. She's just shared a new video for the song-…
Anna Gaca / May 18, 2017

Jay Som – “Turn the Other Cheek”

Jay Som's newest song comes to us by way of the Our First 100 Days charity song project, which will finish its run this Saturday on the…
Anna Gaca / April 27, 2017

SXSW 2017 Gallery: SPIN Portraits with Danny Brown, Kelela, Mastodon, Lil Yachty, and More

For five days and nights at SXSW 2017, SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum hosted the Mazda Studio at Empire, featuring dozens of stand-out performances from established…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

Review: On Everybody Works, Jay Som Gracefully Masters the Art of Holding Back

Melina Duterte isn't a belter; she delivers lyrics like gentle mantras, as if their repetition might produce a self-induced hypnosis, encircling herself in a world of…
Anna Gaca / March 14, 2017

Priests, Downtown Boys, Screaming Females, More Sign Open Letter Regarding SXSW’s Deportation Clause

Dozens of bands and musicians have signed an open letter directed to the organizers of SXSW, demanding that the festival remove clauses from its contract regarding deportation…
Andy Cush / March 3, 2017

New Music: Stream Jay Som’s New Album Everybody Works

After years in Oakland's DIY scene and a recent stretch of shows opening for Mitski and Japanese Breakfast, Jay Som's Melina Duterte is releasing her debut…
Rob Arcand / March 2, 2017

New Music: Jay Som – “Baybee”

Breakout dream-pop act Jay Som has a new full-length album, Everybody Works, due out March 10. At Stereogum today, Jay Som's Melina Duterte talked about her upcoming album and debuted a…
Anna Gaca / February 23, 2017

New Music: Jay Som – “1 Billion Dogs”

Singer-songwriter Jay Som, a.k.a. Melina Duterte, is getting ready to release a follow-up to her 2016 Bandcamp breakout, Turn Into. Everybody Works arrives March 10 from Polyvinyl, and today Duterte…
Anna Gaca / February 2, 2017

New Music: Jay Som – “The Bus Song”

Following the unexpected success of her 2016 Bandcamp project Turn Into, Jay Som (a.k.a. 22-year-old singer-songwriter Melina Duterte) has announced a full-length follow-up for 2017. Everybody Works will arrive March…
Anna Gaca / January 12, 2017

Watch Jay Som’s New “Ghost” Video

On November 18, San Francisco singer-songwriter Jay Som—a.k.a. Melina Duterte—is reissuing her Bandcamp debut, Turn Into, via Polyvinyl Records. To celebrate, she's released her first-ever music video, for "Ghost," which…
Anna Gaca / October 5, 2016

Q&A: Jay Som on Her Drunkenly Bandcamped Debut and ‘Mind-Blowing’ Tour With Mitski

"We love you, you little twerp," says Michelle Zauner, frontwoman to dream-pop outfit Japanese Breakfast. It's the last night of tour, and Zauner's onstage sending love…
Matt Malone / August 12, 2016