Noise Pop & Spaceland Present
Jay Som, Japanese Breakfast
400 S. First Street
San Jose, CA, 95113
This event is 21 and over
Jay Som represents the musical vision of San Francisco singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte. Jay Som - a moniker that Duterte randomly found via an online baby name generator meaning “Victory Moon” - reissues Turn Into this Fall, a collection of finished and unfinished songs written, recorded, and mixed between March 2014-October 2015. Originally uploaded to Bandcamp last year after Duterte had a few too many glasses of wine at Thanksgiving dinner, Turn Into is an exciting glimpse of what’s to come for Jay Som on her debut album in 2017. Jay Som is currently signed to Polyvinyl records.
A solo moniker for Philadelphia musician Michelle Zauner, Japanese Breakfast began as a monthlong, song-a-day writing challenge during a break from her indie rock band Little Big League. That resulted in 2013's June, an intimate set of melodic, electric guitar-accompanied lo-fi tunes issued on cassette by Ranch Records. She continued to write solo and with her band, with Japanese Breakfast's self-released Where Is My Great Big Feeling? and the Seagreen Records cassette American Sound both following in the summer of 2014 before Little Big League's Tropical Jinx arrived that October. With a varied palette including markedly bigger, synth-boosted sounds that bridged lo-fi and indie pop, Japanese Breakfast's Yellow K Records debut, Psychopomp, was released in the spring of 2016.
Meg Duffy, aka Hand Habits, is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Upstate, New York. Currently she is living in Los Angeles, California.