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It’s a big month for San Francisco’s Jay Som, the solo project of singer-songwriter Melina Duterte. As she sets out for her first big North American tour with Mitski and Japanese Breakfast, she is also preparing for an upcoming vinyl release on Fat Possum Records. Re-releasing two older singles, the I Think You’re Alright 7-inch is slated for release on June 24 with “Rush” as the B-side to the title track (which you can stream below). The blue 7-inch vinyl record is available for pre-order via Jay Som’s Bandcamp, along with the digital version.

Following last year’s Bandcamp collection Turn Into, “I Think You’re Alright” further establishes Jay Som as skilled songwriter, refining her dreamy and expressive guitar pop style to remind us that the Bay Area music scene is still alive and well. Melina recently shared her story with The Bay Bridged’s Erika Delgado while exploring Golden Gate Park.

Catch Jay Som perform alongside Mitski and Japanese Breakfast at Oakland’s Starline Social Club on July 8, or at San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill on July 9. Keep it locked on The Bay Bridged for more in-depth coverage of the highly anticipated pair of all ages shows.

Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, Jay Som
Starline Social Club
July 8, 2016
8pm, $15

Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, Jay Som
Bottom of the Hill
July 9, 2016
8:30pm, $15