San Francisco’s Jay Som, the solo project of singer-songwriter Melina Duterte, is set to release her new album Everybody Works on March 10 via Polyvinyl Records.
The forthcoming release comes on the back of a successful 2016 that saw Jay Som reissue her debut album Turn Into, and serve as the opening act on a tour featuring Mitski and Japanese Breakfast.
On her first proper album as Jay Som, Melina Duterte, 22, solidifies her rep as a self-made force of sonic splendor and emotional might. If last year’s aptly named Turn Into compilation showcased a fuzz-loving artist in flux—chronicling her mission to master bedroom recording—then the rising Oakland star’s latest, Everybody Works, is the LP equivalent of mission accomplished.
Following the previously shared album tracks The Bus Song, and 1 Billion Dogs, comes the Charlotte Hornsby-directed music video for new single, Baybee. Watch below.
Sorcerer is the first full-length studio album from Andy and Edwin White, the Florida / New York duo known as Tonstartssbandht (tahn-starts-bandit). On Sorcerer, the brothers chart a heavenly course above the storm and stress, one explored over years of touring and a poetic language forged between performers and siblings.
Sorcerer offers three long form depictions of Tonstartssbandht’s boundless spirit; ambitious noise rock narratives buoyed in a swampy sonic scene of delay, distortion, and virtuosic interplay. The album displays larger lyrical concepts within the framework of a guitar and drums duo; Andy’s guitar and vocal loops creating a cascading sheet of interpretative reverb and future melodies, Ed’s high-stakes drumming divided every which way but loose, a deep canvas of cohabitating sounds.
Recorded live in the living room of Le Wallet, the affectionate name of Andy and Ed’s former Bushwick, Brooklyn apartment (additional vocals were added after a move back to their hometown – and present dwellings – of Orlando, Florida), elements of the environment Sorcerer was captured – a water heater’s hiss, a passing cop car siren, the rumble of the train – bleed in and out while the music fills the room to reflect its very shape.
Sorcerer is out March 24 on Mexican Summer. Pre-order here.
The album including the single Boyfriend, along with highlights My Lover Cindy, Violet and Cigarette, was produced and mixed by Charlie Andrew (Alt-J) at various locales throughout London.
This week, Marika shared the official video for Boyfriend, directed by Libby Burke Wilde, which co-stars the singer and her friends in the UK band, The Big Moon.
“They really captured the soul of what it all meant to me and brought a lot of fun and creativity,” says Hackman in a press release about working with The Big Moon. Hackman also had this to say about the album in the press release: “The record’s all about female relationships, romance and breakdowns, but there’s also a dim worldview going on. I’m Not Your Man can either mean, ‘I’m not your man, I’m your woman,’ or it can mean, ‘I’m not a part of this.'”
Music Is My Mistress is the latest from Kahlil Joseph, the Grammy-nominated director behind Beyoncé’s Lemonade and videos for Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, FKA twigs and more.
“With every campaign film we always try to take Kenzo to a new place,” designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon said in a statement. “This is the second time we’ve worked with Kahlil on a short film and with “Music Is My Mistress” he evoked another viewpoint on our collections that felt right to us. Visually the movie is incredible and leads us to confirm we were right in trusting our instincts when we asked him to work with us on the project.”