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Jay Som announces new album & tour, shares “Superbike”

Jay Som Anak Ko

We named Jay Som one of the best new-ish artists of 2017 off the strength of her first proper album for Polyvinyl, Everybody Works, which saw her mastering a handful of different indie rock subgenres and blending them seamlessly. Last year she released a collaborative EP with Justus Proffit, and now she is finally set to release her proper sophomore album. It’s called Anak Ko (meaning “my child” in Filipino), and like with her debut, main Jay Som member Melina Duterte recorded, produced, engineered and mixed this album herself at home (though now her home is in LA). She also brought in Vagabon’s Laetitia Tamko, Chastity Belt’s Annie Truscott, Justus Proffit, and Boy Scouts’ Taylor Vick to contribute, as well as live Jay Som members Zachary Elasser, Oliver Pinnell and Dylan Allard. The album drops August 23 via Polyvinyl (pre-order).

The lead single is “Superbike,” a very nice dose of shoegazy dream pop that Melina describes as the combo of “Cocteau Twins and Alanis Morissette,” which should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect from this lovely song. Listen and watch the lyric video below.

Jay Som has also announced a lengthy international tour, with support on all North American dates from Boy Scouts and additional support on leg one from Affectionately and on leg two from Gia Margaret.

The run with Gia Margaret and Boy Scouts hits Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Hall on October 25. Tickets for that show (and all North American dates) go on sale Friday (6/7) at 10 AM local time with an artist presale underway right now. PASSWORD = ANAKKO. All dates are listed below.

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Tracklist
If You Want It
Superbike
Peace Out
Devotion
Nighttime Drive
Tenderness
Anak Ko
Crown
Get Well

Jay Som — 2019 Tour Dates
07/20 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
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 #$
09/17 – 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

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