Jay Som

Artist Portraits From SXSW 2017

A lot of bands descend upon Austin for SXSW every year, and this year a lot of those bands rolled through the Mazda Studio At…
Stereogum | March 20, 2017 - 5:01 pm

Stereogum’s Austin Oasis 2017 Yearbook

Congratulations to the SXSW Class Of 2017! For the third year in a row, Stereogum presented a marathon show at Austin's Hole In The Wall.
Gabriela Tully Claymore & James Rettig | March 20, 2017 - 2:26 pm

She Shreds Mag Puts Women And Gender Nonconforming Artists First At SXSW

She Shreds is a print magazine dedicated to women guitarists and bassists that's been around since 2011. Past covers include Laura Jane Grace, Corin Tucker,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 15, 2017 - 1:40 pm

SXSW 2017 Band To Watch: Jay Som

Ahead of South By Southwest, Stereogum is highlighting a handful of our Band To Watch alumni who have busy schedules at this year’s festival. If
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 14, 2017 - 11:30 am

Downtown Boys, PWR BTTM, Sheer Mag, More Sign Open Letter Demanding SXSW Remove Deportation Clause

SXSW has drawn heavy criticism over a clause in its artist agreement that allows the festival to "notify the appropriate U.S. immigration authorities" if it…
Peter Helman | March 2, 2017 - 9:05 pm

Stream Jay Som Everybody Works

Oakland wunderkind singer-songwriter Jay Som, aka Melina Duterte, gained exposure following the reissue of a collection of her songs known as Turn Into as well…
Kim Ilkowski | March 2, 2017 - 9:35 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Tom's out so I'm taking on 5 Best Video duty this week, and what a week it has been for good lookin' videos. I left…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 24, 2017 - 1:15 pm

Band To Watch

Artist To Watch: Jay Som

"Jay Som has always been based around the comfort of solitude," Melina Duterte tells me over the phone from the Bay Area, where she grew…
James Rettig | February 23, 2017 - 11:19 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We're living in hard times, but every now and then, a little light shines through and brightens the darkest of days. Yes, we are talking…
Stereogum | February 3, 2017 - 5:18 pm

Jay Som – “1 Billion Dogs”

The propelling blunder of Jay Som's latest, "1 Billion Dogs," is pleasantly dizzying. 22-year-old singer-songwriter Melina Duterte's vocals are ashy and veiled, speaking of a…
Margaret Farrell | February 2, 2017 - 12:01 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

My fellow gummers, 'tis with a heavy heart that I let you know today is my last day on staff at Stereogum. I picked a…
Stereogum | January 13, 2017 - 5:22 pm

Jay Som – “The Bus Song”

Jay Som is the project of Melina Duterte. She’s been putting out music since 2012, and last month, Polyvinyl Records reissued Turn Into, a collection…
James Rettig | January 12, 2017 - 10:13 am

Jay Som – “Ghost” Video

Jay Som's first full-length collection of songs, Turn Into, was released last year, and it's being reissued by Polyvinyl next month. To mark the occasion,…
James Rettig | October 5, 2016 - 1:02 pm

Jay Som – “Rush” (Stereogum Premiere)

"Rush," the flip side of San Francisco musician Melina Duterte's upcoming 7" under her recording moniker Jay Som, stands in stark contrast to the slow-burning…
James Rettig | June 23, 2016 - 10:04 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Staging a summer festival in NYC is always a gamble, and this is a pretty bad year for Governors Ball to come up snake eyes.
Stereogum | June 3, 2016 - 4:51 pm