Jay Som Streams Debut Album, Everybody Works

Jay Som Shares Early Stream for New Album

Jay Som’s debut album, entitled Everybody Works, will be out on March 10th, but the Bay Area-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is streaming the record one week early starting today. The album is officially released March 10th via Polyvinyl Records.

On Everybody Works, 22 year-old Melina Duterte solidifies her rep as a self-made force of sonic splendor and emotional might. This album – which Duterte wrote, recorded, played and produced entirely by herself, save a few backing vocals – was made in three furious, caffeinated weeks in her bedroom studio throughout October. Duterte even ditched most her demos, writing half the LP on the spot. If last year’s aptly named Turn Into compilation showcased a fuzz-loving artist in flux, chronicling her mission to master bedroom recording, then Everybody Works is the LP equivalent of a mission accomplished.

While Duterte’s early work found her bucking against life’s lows, Everybody Works is about turning that angst into fuel for forging ahead. While there’s no obvious politics here, Duterte says witnessing the challenges facing women, people of color, and the queer community today lit a fire. And when you reach the end of Everybody Works, “For Light,” you’ll find a mantra suitable for anyone trying, as Duterte says, “to find your peace even it it’s not perfect.” As her trusty trumpet blows, she sings: “I’ll be right on time, open blinds for light, won’t forget to climb.”

Jay Som will take Everybody Works out on the road this Spring. The run will consist of stops at SXSW, a co-headlining tour with The Courtneys, and shows supporting The Drums.

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 ^
3/14/17 – She Shreds Showcase @ Las Cruxes in Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/15/17 – AdHoc Party @ Cheer Up Charlie’s in Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/16/17 – Another Planet & Noise Pop’s After the Goldrush @ Sidewinder in Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/16/17 – Brooklyn Vegan Showcase @ Cheer Up Charlie’s in Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/16/17 – Polyvinyl Showcase @ Cheer Up Charlie’s in Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/17/17 – Urban Outfitters Showcase @ Space 24 Twenty in Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/17/17 – Stereogum Party @ Hole in the Wall in 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

Tracklisting:
1. Lipstick Stains
2. The Bus Song
3. Remain
4. 1 Billion Dogs
5. One More Time, Please
6. Baybee
7. (BedHead)
8. Take It
9. Everybody Works
10. For Light

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