The Future of What Chats with Jay Som at Pickathon 2017 [Video Premiere]

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Melina Duterte does it all. Watch her and Portia Sabin of The Future of What talk about making music at Pendarvis Farm last August. Then don't miss Jay Som at the Sabertooth Micro Fest with Parquet Courts, Japanese Breakfast and Cat Hoch at the Crystal Ballroom on February 17.

Melina Duterte, aka Jay Som, playing a Slab Session at Pickathon in August 2017—click to see more photos by Sam GehrkeMelina Duterte, aka Jay Som, playing a Slab Session at Pickathon in August 2017—click to see more photos by Sam GehrkeMelina Duterte is a self-proclaimed "jack of all trades. But, you know, when people say that, it's like you're kinda bad at all of them."

"You're just good enough," interjects Portia Sabin of The Future of What.

Duterte is of course facetiously making light of the fact that she played every instrument—really wrote, played, recorded and produced every sound—on her 2016 debut, Turn Into, released on Polyvinyl Records. In 2017, again under the Jay Som moniker, Duterte did the same, dropping the standout Everybody Works last March.

Then in August, she was hanging at Pickathon, rocking several stellar sets and behind-the-scenes sessions with her band, and chatting it up for this interview series.

Watch the conversation below, and then check back in each month for a new Interview Series episode from Pickathon 2017. And don't miss Jay Som rocking the solid Sabertooth Micro Fest alongside Parquet Courts, Japanese Breakfast and Cat Hoch at the Crystal Ballroom on Saturday, February 17!

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