Thursday, January 14, 2010

R.I.P. Jay Reatard

We're saddened to hear that talented musician, Jay Reatard, born Jimmy Lee Lindsay, Jr., died today at age 29.  We were big fans of his here at POP. Though young, Reatard had been making music for a long time; sending his first tape to Goner Records when he was 15. He was a staple of the Memphis garage rock scene for years before bursting on the national scene with 2006's Blood Visions. He recently signed to Matador Records, which releaseWatch Me Fall this summer. For such a short life, he was already a documentary subject, in "Waiting for Something."  Definitely an interesting study of a super talented guy. Worth a watch. Posted by Brooklyn Vegan.  If you're unfamiliar with his work, definitely give it a listen.
Waiting For Something - a short documentary about Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard | MySpace Music Videos

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