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An interview with Jay Som: talking DIY tendencies and being solicited for drugs in LA

At 22-years-old, while most people Jay Som’s age are graduating from universities or trying to make ends meet, Bay-area native Melina Duterte has two albums under her belt and has already finessed a loyal following for her lo-fi, bedroom rock confessionals. Her most recent release, the sublime contextualization of that very realization titled Everybody Works, has left her leaping […]

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Jay Som finds her voice with astonishing ease with release of debut album Everybody Works

Jay Som’s Everybody Works — a personal collage made from beautifully disparate pieces of sound   In a legend that’s become her version of Bon Iver’s fabled forest retreat, Jay Som – aka SF songwriter Melina Duterte – debuted her first full-length after “a few too many glasses of wine on Thanksgiving.” Turn Into consisted of […]

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The Drums and Jay Som make winning combo at The Glass House, Pomona

Pomona was the place to be on this past Wednesday night. The ever classy Jay Som began the evening with their glossy and fine slow jams. Songwriter and lead of the Oakland-based band, Melina Duarte is no stranger to recent buzz with Grimy Goods. I last caught her vinyl release show at the Echo in December […]

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Jay Som delivers glossy performance at The Echo supported by Plush and Los Angeles Police Department

The generously talked about songwriter Melina Duarte, known as Jay Som, hosted a vinyl release party for her record Turn Into this Saturday night at The Echo in Los Angeles. The 22-year old just got off a tour with Mitski and Japanese Breakfast (where I actually discovered her). The album was uploaded onto Bandcamp last year […]

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Mitski drops all the feels at sold-out Echoplex gig, Japanese Breakfast & Jay Som open with stellar sets

Thursday night at The Echoplex served a killer night of fine fempresses. Headlining the evening was the enchanting songbird, Mitski, who just released her new album Puberty 2. Supporting Mitski were two more incredibly talented acts led by females, Japanese Breakfast and Jay Som. Featured as one of Grimy Goods’ selections for the best Los Angeles concerts […]

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