WATCH: Jay Som Announces Second Album with “Superbike” Video

The LA-based songwriter returns from Joshua Tree with her second LP, Anak Ko.

It’s been a long two-plus years since Everybody Works, the Polyvinyl-released debut from prolific multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte, better known as Jay Som. Aside from a stellar collab EP with fellow Angelino Justus Proffit last fall and a recent contribution to the ever-impressive Adult Swim Singles library, her newly announced album Anak Ko—Filipino for “my child”—will be the first we’ve heard from her since the 2017 debut.

Today’s exciting news comes with the album’s first single, the dream-tinged jangle pop number “Superbike,” along with a video supplement capturing Duterte’s recording process in Joshua Tree (not to mention some extracurricular sightseeing and an inimitable West Coast sunset). In her own words it’s an ode to both Cocteau Twins and Alanis Morissette—a surprisingly smooth pairing worthy of your ears. 

Anak Ka is out August 23 on Polyvinyl. You can pre-order it here. Check out here extensive fall tour schedule below the video.

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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