Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard

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Hometown: Memphis, TN (USA)


Jay Reatard, born Jay Lindsey, is a prolific garage punk musician from Memphis, Tennessee. He most notably performed as a member of the Reatards and Lost Sounds and is currently supporting a solo career. He's contributed to albums by Bad Times, the Final Solutions, Nervous Patterns, Angry Angles and Terror Visions.

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Lost Sounds


Jay Reatard Watch Me Fall

Jay Reatard

Watch Me Fall (2009)

Matador Records

Jay Reatard Matador Singles '08

Jay Reatard

Matador Singles '08 (2008)


Jay Reatard Blood Visions

Jay Reatard

Blood Visions (2006)

In the Red

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Jay Reatard's rarities record to be re-released
Factory 25 Records has announced the re-release of Jay Reatard's rarities record. Although the record was previous available to Reatard's fan club members in an edition of 500 copies, it is now…
April 17, 2015
Media: Jay Reatard: "You Build Me Up Just to Bust Me Down"
SPIN is hosting a free download of "You Build Me Up Just to Bust Me Down," a track from the new Jay Reatard retrospective Teenage Hate/Fuck Elvis Here's the Reatards. Released via…
June 09, 2011
Media: 'Better Than Something' (Jay Reatard) screens at SilverDocs
Better Than Something is a full-length documentary that gives the viewer an intimate portrait and glimpse into the late Jay Reatard's world. Jay created a massive discography spread out over approximately 100 7"s, EPs, and full-length albums released on labels like…
June 09, 2011
Media: Documentary, Greatest Hits and more coming from Jay Reatard
A year after his death at 29, his label, Shattered Club, has announced a slew of new Jay Reatard releases for 2011. Notably, his official website reports that plans are underway for reissues of albums from his two bands - Lost Sounds and The Reatards as well as a new "definitive" greatest hits record. The label is also promising a…
January 13, 2011
Media: Matador celebrates drinking age with 6 CD boxset
Matador Records is celebrating their 21st birthday with a new, decade-spanning box set. The limited-edition box contains five CDs documenting the history of the label with remastered songs released from 1989 through 2010, and one CD of unreleased live recordings from the Matador 10th Anniversary concerts in New York City in 1999. All proceeds from the set will go to benefit three charities chosen by the label owners, enumerated at the…
September 22, 2010
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New Bomb Turks frontman Eric Davidson getting set to hit the stage to promote his recently released new book. We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk…
June 22, 2010
Media: Wavves complete new album
Garage-rock hero Wavves has wrapped up work on their next album, according to a new blog post. The surf/punk/noise outfit led by Nathan Williams and he had this to say: So Stephen [Pope],…
April 15, 2010
Media: Medical examiner cites cocaine toxicity, alcohol in Jay Reatard's death
Medical examiners have released autopsy results in the death of Memphis, TN's Jay Reatard. Shelby County Medical Examiner Dr. Karen E. Chancellor has cited cocaine toxicity as the cause of death,…
February 03, 2010
In Memoriam: Jay Reatard (1980-2010)
Multiple reports have surfaced that Memphis, TN's Jay Reatard has passed away at the age of 29. The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported about it…
January 13, 2010
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