Bachelor – “Stay In The Car” [Video]

Bachelor—the collaborative project of Jay Som’s Melina Duterte and Palehound’s Ellen Kempner—will release its debut album Doomin’ Sun on May 28th via Polyvinyl Record Co., and today the duo announce their first-ever tour. Bachelor will hit the road in support of Lucy Dacus starting mid-September, marking both artists’ first performances since lockdown. Tour DatesSeptember 13, … Read more

Jay Som: Everybody Works [Album Review]

Jay Som Everybody Works Polyvinyl Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Jay Som is doing her own thing that results in a fresh proper debut. Album Review: Jay Som was doing her own DIY thing posting music online when Polyvinyl officially released her first batch of songs last year with the excellent introduction album Turn Into. … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: Jay Som – “The Bus Song”

Last year, Jay Som – a.k.a. Bay Area-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte – released her early collection of songs entitled Turn Into. Now it is time for her proper debut on Polyvinyl titled Everybody Works due out March 10th. Today’s Friday Fire Track is from that new record and you will quickly hear why there is … Read more

Jay Som: Turn Into [Album Review]

Jay Som Turn Into Polyvinyl Records [2016] Who: Jay Som is the moniker for Bay Area-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte. She decided to unveil an early version of Turn Into online last year, performing every instrument—guitar, bass, keys, and drums. Polyvinyl has given it a proper release with Duterte’s proper debut set to … Read more