Watch the X-Files inspired video for Jay Som's latest track
Watch the X-Files inspired video for Jay Som's latest track "Nighttime Drive"
Posted 08/08/2019

Jay Som - a.k.a. Melina Duterte - will release her highly anticipated sophomore album Anak Ko, later this month, and today she shares the record’s third single. Following "Superbike" and "Tenderness" comes the lovely and restless road song "Nighttime Drive". About accepting and becoming stronger from constantly being on the road, the song “basically encapsulated my entire life for the past two years,” she explains. The track receives a hilarious, paranormal video which directed Han Hale describes as “an homage to the song's namesake; the song is about being a band on the road and the camaraderie involved.” Check out the video where Melina - fast asleep in the van en route to a gig - dreams that her and her bandmates go full-on X-Files and have an alien encounter –

Pre-order your Deluxe Early Bird copy of Anak Ko on 180-Gram Red & Orange Galaxy Mix from the Polyvinyl Store. The title Anak Ko was inspired by an unassuming text message from Melina's mother, who has always addressed her as such: Hi anak ko, I love you anak ko. “It’s an endearing thing to say, it feels comfortable,” Duterte reflects, likening the process of creating and releasing an album, too, to “birthing a child.”

Melina recruited friends — including Vagabon’s Laetitia Tamko, Chastity Belt’s Annie Truscott, Justus Proffitt, Boy Scouts’ Taylor Vick, as well as bandmates Zachary Elasser, Oliver Pinnell and Dylan Allard — to contribute additional vocals, drums, guitars, strings, and pedal steel. Honing in on simplicity and groove, refining her skills as a producer, Duterte cracked her sound open subtly, highlighting its best parts: She’s bloomed.

Jay Som will embark on a massive world tour next month. Tickets onsale now:

  • 09/11 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge #$
  • 09/12 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic #$
  • 09/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex #$
  • 09/14 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #$
  • 09/15 - Guerneville, CA @ Old Grove Festival
  • 09/17 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial #$
  • 09/18 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos #$
  • 09/19 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #$
  • 09/20 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux #$
  • 09/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge #$
  • 09/24 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #$
  • 09/26 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #$
  • 09/27 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda #$
  • 09/28 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs) #$
  • 10/15 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada %#
  • 10/16 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry %#
  • 10/17 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon %#
  • 10/18 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall %#
  • 10/19 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement %#
  • 10/21 - Detroit, MI @ El Club %#
  • 10/22 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground %#
  • 10/23 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB %#
  • 10/25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere %#
  • 10/26 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair %#
  • 10/27 - Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot %#
  • 10/29 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry %#
  • 10/30 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel %#
  • 10/31 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings %#
  • 11/01 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory Stage) %#
  • 11/02 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt %#
  • 11/07 - Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow (Sky Bar)
  • 11/09 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Bar Brooklyn
  • 11/10 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ideal Bar
  • 11/12 - Berlin, Germany @ Kantine am Berghain
  • 11/15 - Paris, France @ Supersonic
  • 11/16 - Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique (Witloof Bar)
  • 11/17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
  • 11/19 - Brighton, UK @ Patterns
  • 11/20 - London, UK @ The Garage
  • 11/21 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 11/22 - Bristol, UK @ Exchange
  • 11/24 - Manchester, UK @ YES (Pink Room)
  • 11/25 - Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega Social Club
  • 11/26 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
  • 11/27 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Workmans Club

# w/ Boy Scouts, $ w/ Affectionately, % w/ Gia Margaret