Double-bill full of unruly dream-pop
Jay Som recorded all the instruments for her debut album ‘Turn Into’ herself, in her bedroom in San Francisco. She maintains that DIY method for her second album ‘Everybody Works’ too, where she fuses lo-fi rock with energetic punk and dreamy folk. With this album, she wants to convert her frustrations and negative energy into something positive: “This is a note to myself: everybody's trying their best on their own set of problems and goals. We're all working for something.” Pitchfork picked the album up right away as ‘best new music’.
Singer Pitou, from Amsterdam, surprised with her self-titled debut EP. Her distinctive voice, unique songs and harmonic vocals are inspired by Bulgarian choral song, the music of Sparklehorse and Joni Mitchell. This year will see the release of her second EP, which she says has a dark side to it though there is still room for the requisite dose of humour.
For fans of Porches, Beach House, Broadcast, Hazel English, Tennis, DIIV, Slowdive, Grouper
In the press “Melina Duterte's careful, wise, and excellent album is the rare debut that expands the borders of a genre. It's not bedroom-pop because it sounds a certain way, but because it feels so intimate.” – Pitchfork on Everybody Works - Jay Som
“She crafts intelligent folk-pop that balances the darkness and light of human emotion.” - The Independent on Pitou