Jay Som shares new track “1 Billion Dogs”

Jay Som shares new track "1 Billion Dogs"
Photo by Kristin Cofer, courtesy of Pitchfork

Jay Som – Bay Area-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte – recently announced Everybody Works, her full-length, debut album, set for release on March 10 through Polyvinyl Records in North America and Double Denim in Europe, the UK, and Japan. Following the release of the album’s first single “The Bus Song,” today Jay Som shares “1 Billion Dogs.”

Jay Som will take Everybody Works out on the road this spring. The run will consist of stops at SXSW (showcases to be announced), a co-headlining tour with The Courtneys, and newly added dates supporting The Drums. Last year, Jay Som released her early collection of songs entitled Turn Into, signed with Polyvinyl Records, toured with the likes of Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, Peter Bjorn & John, and more, and put out a 7-inch single on Fat Possum Records.

Everybody Works – which Duterte wrote, recorded, played and produced entirely by herself, except for a few backing vocals – was made in three, caffeinated weeks in her bedroom studio throughout October. Duterte even ditched most her demos, writing half of the album on the spot.

North American Tour Dates:
3/8/17 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House ^
3/9/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb ^
3/10/17 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole ^
3/11/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Viva Phx Downtown Music Festival ^
3/12/17 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace ^
3/13-17/17 Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/18/17 Dallas, TX @ Trees ^
3/20/17 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
3/21/17 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency #
3/22/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
3/23/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club#
3/24/17 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern #
3/25/17 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s #
3/26/17 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison #
3/28/17 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott #
3/29/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s Alright #
3/31/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle #
4/1/17 – Washington DC @ DC9 #
4/4/17 – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Music Festival
4/6/17 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge #
4/7/17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
4/8/17 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux #
4/10/17 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #
4/11/17 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt #
4/12/17 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile (Back Bar) #
4/21/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
4/22/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
# with The Courtneys
^ with The Drums