JAY SOM Announces Sophomore Album ‘Anak Ko’ out 8/23 on Polyvinyl

Today Jay Som – a.k.a. Melina Duterte – announces her sophomore album, Anak Ko, pronounced Ah-nuh Koh, and meaning “my child” in Filipino.The follow-up to her breakout debut album Everybody Works, which received countless year-end list accolades in 2017, this album was completed during a week-long solo retreat to Joshua Tree. While much has changed both sonically and personally for Jay Som in the two whirlwind years since her debut, Duterte still recorded, produced, engineered and mixed this album herself at home, though this time in her newly adoptive city of Los Angeles. Additionally, for the first time, Duterte invited some friends -including Vagabon’s Laetitia Tamko, Chastity Belt’s Annie Truscott, Justus Proffit, Boy Scouts’ Taylor Vick, as well as bandmates Zachary Elasser, Oliver Pinnell and Dylan Allard-to collaborate on additional vocals, drums, guitars, strings, and pedal steel. Anak Ko will be released on August 23rd via Polyvinyl Record Co. – see below for album art and tracklisting, pre-order and pre-save the album HERE.

The album’s explosive lead single “Superbike” is out now, alongside a video that features behind-the-scenes footage of the writing and recording process of Anak Ko. For one of her favorite songs on the record, Duterte aimed for the genius combination of “Cocteau Twins and Alanis Morissette”-“letting loose over swirling shoegaze,” she explains. “I came up with the vocal melody while chopping onions during a rare snowstorm in Joshua Tree, definitely one of my favorite memories from making the album.” Listen to the song and check out the video HERE.

To celebrate the announcement of Anak Ko, Jay Som also reveals a massive international Fall tour in addition to her previously announced Pitchfork Festival performance this Summer. All dates go on-sale June 7th at 10 am locally, with North American pre-sale tickets go on sale today at 10am EST with password “ANAKKO” – see below to find a show near you and get tickets HERE.

Tracklisting:

1. If You Want It

2. Superbike

3. Peace Out

4. Devotion

5. Nighttime Drive

6. Tenderness

7. Anak Ko

8. Crown

9. Get Well

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

About RJ Frometa

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