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Jay Som shares fuzzy new single “1 Billion Dogs” — listen

on February 02, 2017, 11:15am

Photo by Cara Robbins

Bay Area-based multi-instrumentalist Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte) is already having quite the year, snagging a coveted spot on our Top 10 Songs of January list with her swelling, cinematic single “The Bus Song” and gearing up to release her debut LP, Everybody Works, on March 10th. What could possibly top all that? How about one billion dogs!

That’s “1 Billion Dogs”, rather. The second single off Everybody Works entered the world via Pitchfork today, and it’s every bit as fuzzy as the title suggests. Though Duterte plays pretty much everything on the album, songs like “1 Billion Dogs” demonstrate her knack for nailing full-band compositions that could hold their own in the ring with any ’90s alt-rock hit. The guitars in this one are loud enough to blow your face off, but Duterte’s presence behind the mic is a lighthouse in the storm, showing the way to the squiggly solo at the end.

Everybody Works Album Artwork:

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Everybody Works Tracklist:
01. Lipstick Stains
02. The Bus Song
03. Remain
04. 1 Billion Dogs
05. One More Time, Please
06. Baybee
07. (BedHead)
08. Take It
09. Everybody Works
10. For Light

Jay Som 2017 Tour Dates:
03/08 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House *
03/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb *
03/10 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole *
03/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Viva Phx Downtown Music Festival *
03/12 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace *
03/13-17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/18 – Dallas, TX @ Trees *
03/20 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
03/21 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency #
03/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
03/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club #
03/24 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern #
03/25 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s #
03/26 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison #
03/28 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott #
03/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s Alright #
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle #
04/01 – Washington DC @ DC9 #
04/04 – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Music Festival
04/06 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge #
04/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
04/08 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux #
04/10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #
04/11 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt #
04/12 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile (Back Bar) #
04/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
04/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

* = w/ The Drums
# = w/ The Courtneys

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