An interview with rising indie rocker Jay Som

Visit Jay Som’s Facebook page and you’ll find that Melina Duterte, a lifelong Bay Area native and current Oakland resident, describes her music project’s genre as “Woozy.” Perhaps it’s an allusion to the fateful Thanksgiving night last year when Duterte got on Bandcamp and drunkenly posted Turn Into, a self-recorded
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Mitski leaves her mark on indie rock with ‘Puberty 2’

Mitski lays out the premise of her new album, Puberty 2, exactly seven seconds in. Neatly laid over the skitter of drum machine ambience, the New York-based musician sighs, “Happy came to visit me.” There’s a lot to unpack over the duration of the album’s opening track (and arguable thesis),
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