There’s so much drama dripping off of this story, we just don’t know where to begin. Let’s see… back in October, Stephen Pope and Billy Hayes, the rhythm section of Jay Reatard’s band, quit in the middle of the tour. Naturally, Reatard responded with a nasty Tweet, and hired the rhythm section from Danish punkers [...]
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After the acrimonious departure of his backing band earlier this month, Jay Reatard has found a new band just two weeks later. The new group features Anders Thode (bass) and Jacob Elving (drums), both from Danish punk outfit, the Cola Freaks. The new lineup comes on the heels of the announcement that Reatard has been [...]
Apparently, Jay Reatard and his band are parting ways via Twitter: “Fuck them ! They are boring rich kids who can’t play for ahit anyways .. Say hello to your ugly and boring wifes opps I mean lifes guys suck it [.]“
Box Elders had their van broken into last night after performing in Jay Reatard’s traveling Shattered Records showcase at Le Poisson Rouge. Luckily, it seems the only item stolen was a laptop. The group plays Harpers Ferry tonight alongside Nobunny, Hunx & His Punx, Useless Eaters, and Jay Reatard.
Following the wild and intimate in-store performances on his recent record store tour, Memphis garage punk tyrant Jay Reatard has announced another set of North American tour dates. This time, he’ll be bringing most of his Shattered Records roster along with him. Joined by Nobunny, Hunx & His Punx and Box Elders on all dates, [...]
A short film about Jay Reatard is headed for the social networking world. Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz’s Waiting for Something touches on Reatard’s roots in the Memphis music scene and his take on the garage-punk sound. It makes its debut Aug. 4 on MySpace.
“Damn homeboy in M83 has the weakest slap I have ever seen…inviting the crowd on stage is almost as stupid as stage diving to watered down synth-pop.” – Jay Reatard is not impressed. (via @jayreatard)
After so much waiting, and a hefty amount of singles, Memphis garage punk troublemaker Jay Reatard has finally issued the details for his hugely anticipated sophomore record. Titled Watch Me Fall, the record is due on August 18 from Matador. Jay Reatard dates: 06-11 San Diego, CA – Casbah # 06-12 Los Angeles, CA [...]
WFMU, the longest-running freeform radio station in the U.S., will be streaming live performances from the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain, throughout the next three days. So far, simulcasts include Sunn O))), the Bats, Jay Reatard, Wooden Shjips, th’ Faith Healers, Spiritualized, the Vaselines, Fucked Up, the Vivian Girls, the Jesus Lizard, Spectrum, and [...]
As we previously reported, this Saturday’s (April 18) second annual Record Store Day is making a strong case of getting people into shops and throwing down some cash on the never-ending amount of exclusives so many artists have offered up. Along with RSD exclusives like a brand new Modest Mouse seven-inch, a split single by [...]