With nothing more than a few sporadic track releases on Bandcamp, Melina Duterte impressively garnered online buzz for her bedroom recording project, Jay Som, with the release of her dreamy debut single, “Forget About it Kid”, in 2014. Much to Duterte’s surprise, the fervor displayed by music bloggers internationally was only the foundation of a burgeoning yet devoted fan base. The overwhelmingly positive response to Duterte and her music persisted in 2015 when she released a mesmerizing collection of “finished and unfinished songs written and recorded from March 2014 to November 2015,” which she later entitled Turn Into.
Following last year’s Turn Into comes the release of Jay Som’s forthcoming 7”, “I Think You’re Alright” b/w “Rush”, out tomorrow (6/24) via Fat Possum Records. Similar to Duterte’s prior releases, I Think You’re Alright seeks to make sense of basic human interactions that leave us with the biggest questions. This 7”, however, illustrates a level of contentment and maturity (either thematically or sonically) from Duterte unexperienced by the listener.
In addition to the 7″ release, Jay Som is currently touring with Mitski and Japanese Breakfast across North America. See tour dates below.
Order the 7″ here.
Catch Jay Som on tour w/ Mitski and Japanese Breakfast:
6/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA *
6/25 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
6/26 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook *
6/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade: Purgatory *
6/29 – Birmingham, AL @ The Syndicate Lounge *
7/01 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
7/02 – Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
7/03 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links*
7/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge*
7/06 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room*
7/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
7/08 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club*
7/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill*
7/11 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater*
7/12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt*
7/13 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*
7/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
7/16 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*
7/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry*
7/20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*
7/22 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern*
7/23 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz*
7/25 – Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery*
7/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
* w/ Mitski and Japanese Breakfast