BACHELOR (JAY SOM + PALEHOUND)

Sun Sep 26

Bachelor is not a band, it is a friendship.

Critically acclaimed, indie-rock powerhouses Jay Som (Melina Duterte) and Palehound (Ellen Kempner) have joined forces to form a new project called Bachelor. The two musicians came together in pre-quarantine 2020, recording in California during what was then a rare break from touring. Written, performed, and produced entirely by the pair, the debut single, “Anything At All,” starts with a heavy, funky bass line followed by a chorus so playful it could be a schoolyard taunt, defying the darker lyrical themes heard on the verses of queerness, lust, and longing.