Jay Som "Anak Ko (Polyvinyl)"
Melina Duterte, aka here as Jay Som, cites the “lush, poppy sounds of 80s bands such as Prefab Sprout, the Cure, and Cocteau Twins” for her turn towards that sort of sound on her stellar new album Anak Ko(Polyvinyl). Yes, she still records most of the parts by herself, at home (though she has a bit of help here from a few friends-including Laetitia Tamko, Justus Proffit, and her washer and dryer for a little ambience in places-eat your heart out Matmos!) this is the pure distillation of her sound turning ever more shimmery-and I couldn’t be more into this new sound. For the perfect example of it check out the jangly “Superbike.”