Posted by: funk. | July 9, 2009

Have you heard of Jay Reatard?

Jay Reatard in action.

Jay Reatard in action.

I think I’ve written about him once before.  And if you are wondering—no, he isn’t a retard.  Inf act, he is more of something like a musicla genius.  He has been in the music industry since the age of 15 and has been basically going non-stop, whether it be in other bands or doing his solo stuff.  But in my opinion the boy has started really rising since signing to Matador Records in 2008.  Maybe that was a bad choice of words… Matador helped bring Reatard to the masses so that he could be acknowledged for his true taent.  He calls his new sound “noisy pop music.”  Which, in all honesty, is the truth.  Noisy doesn’t have to be bad.  In fact his noise includes organs, mandolins, and even cellos.  🙂  He explains that he has become a little bit more about the melodies… “I think I stripped away a layer of the fuzz; I might have been challenging people before to find them and this time I might be making them a little bit more obvious.”

Jay-Reatard_BXmiHUvaA8Ux_fullSo what I guess I am trying to inform you about is the fact that a new full length album by Reatard is coming out August 18th called Watch Me Fall. The good news is for all you vinyl fans; if you enjoy the good ole turn table you can get the LP two weeks earlier that the CD release.  Meaning, it is available August 4th for you.  Nice.

You want a sample?  Okee dokee.  Here are a couple to tide you over until the album comes out.

Jay Reatard “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me” from Watch Me Fall

Jay Reatard “Wounded” from  Watch Me Fall


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