The Courtneys, Jay Som

S&S Presents

The Courtneys

Jay Som

Friday, April 7, 2017

7:00 pm

Kilby Court

$10 ADV / $12 DOS

The Courtneys
The Courtneys
Jay Som
Jay Som
The brainchild of Melina Duterte, the Bay Area's inspired dream weapon machines of mass musical distraction are at work as the listeners are called to open their eyes to a tricky, and careful arrangement that sounds like one of the greatest long lost beloved, and treasured songs you will swear you have known forever — but are in reality just hearing it for the first time." also maybe this - "Over the course of this recent Thanksgiving weekend, Melina Duterte released her first big solo full-length under the Jay Som moniker with the awe-inspiring and already much lauded Untitled. The Brentwood by Bay Area artist made a name for herself outside of her band Summer Peaks caused headline level commotion with debut single "forget about it kid", featured on London DIY tastemakers Beech Coma's Compilation 3 as the opening launch song, receiving continued praise in the UK markets creating what Gold Flake Paint's Tom Johnson aptly phrased in response to Untitled—"A snapshot of what's been and a perfect foreword to what might and certainly should come next." And this is no hyperbole of the majesty and might that Melina has created with Untitled. The sporadic release to a home spun audience network of fans spread through word of mouth endorsements and enthusiastic recommendations (described in the Bay Bridged's review) with resounding chatter, responses of expressive adjectives, and flowery poetics that are continuing to gain further attention from the international music & arts communities, collectives, & so on. Untitled offers immediate gratification that does not require one to be familiar with Melina's work with Summer Peaks, nor previous single releases. Even those familiar with a handful of masters that were being traded amongst artists and labels for the past year will discover them and more in a crafty album order that keeps the DIY thrills in a constant state of beguiling wonder. Melina's collection of "finished & unfinished songs" that were created during the span from March 2014 to October 2015 proves to be one of the year's most masterful and ambitious releases where the one woman army ofJay Som has the listener wondering "how in the world did she create that sound?" at every turn. Untitled leaves the kind of impression that can make a destitue artist give up, or inspire a struggling artist to produce every aspect of their work all on their very own time, tek, terms, rudimentary tools, and tones." -Sjimon Gompers via Impose
Venue Information:
Kilby Court
741 Kilby Court
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
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