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Jay Som Announces New Album Anak Ko, Shares “Superbike”

Jay Som has announced plans to release her sophomore album to be released in late summer. Anak Ko (pronounced Ah-nuh Koh) is the follow-up to Jay…
Israel Daramola / June 4, 2019

Jay Som – “Simple”

Jay Som has shared a new track, "Simple," as part of Adult Swim’s singles series. It’s the Oakland-based musician’s first new solo material…
James Rettig, Stereogum / February 18, 2019

Mitski Announces Spring 2019 Tour With Jay Som [UPDATED]

Mitski has announced additional dates for her ongoing Be the Cowboy tour. The new slate of shows is set to begin in the spring of next year, with a 17-date…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 10, 2018

Jay Som, Neneh Cherry, and More Will Release Adult Swim Singles This Year

The Adult Swim Singles Program is kicking off another year of new music doled out in weekly installments, as Pitchfork reports. Neneh Cherry, Jay Som, Saba,…
Maggie Serota / September 5, 2018

Jay Som – “Hot Bread”

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Jay Som has released "Hot Bread," a wistful song about a one-night stand with a past love. Featured…
Monique Melendez / February 2, 2018

Jay Som – “O.K., Meet Me Underwater”

Earlier this month, Jay Som announced the release of a 7" single featuring two songs left over from 2017's critically-adored Everybody Works. The A-side, Pirouette," an upbeat rock number with…
Drew Salisbury / January 26, 2018

Jay Som – “Pirouette”

Jay Som (a.k.a. Melina Duterte) has released a new song, "Pirouette," a jaunty leftover from the recording sessions of her standout 2017 album Everybody Works. "Pirouette" is the A-side of…
Anna Gaca / January 11, 2018

Video: Jay Som – “The Bus Song” (Directed by Japanese Breakfast)

Earlier this year, Jay Som released a great proper debut album, Everybody Works. Today, Melina Duterte brings us a video for that album's first advance single, "The Bus Song," directed…
Anna Gaca / October 10, 2017

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
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