Fat Possum to Release 7″ from The Bay Area’s Jay Som, Shares “I Think You’re Alright”, Now Premiering on Impose

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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 announcement of Jay Som’s forthcoming 7”, “I Think You’re Alright” distributed by Fat Possum Records, slated for release on June 24th. 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 of I Think You’re Alright, Jay Som will be touring with Mitski and Japanese Breakfast across North America this summer.

Listen to “I Think You’re Alright” now over at Impose, or below:

Pre-order the I Think You’re Alright / Rush 7” (available on both black and baby blue vinyl) here.

Jay Som Tour Dates:

5/28 – Davis, CA @ Sudwerk Brewery
6/04 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall w/ Trails and Ways
6/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident w/ Florist + Mutual Benefit
7/25 – Pasadena, CA @ Make Music Pasadena Festival
6/20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
6/22 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
6/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
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