Ostensibly about a dysfunctional relationship, “Always Wanting More,” the first track from Jay Reatard’s upcoming 7″ series for Matador Records, is also common refrain heard from the legion of fans devoted to this underground Memphis rocker. From his many two-minute, garage punk masterpieces, to his rowdy live sets that rarely hit the 20 minute mark, Jay’s always leaving ’em wanting more. With its big, bright and fuzzy guitar lines, hummable melodies, and simple, sing-along chorus, “Always Wanting More” will likely send the dedicated members of Reatard Nation into a frenzy, as they ever so impatiently wait for his next move. And for those of you new to the joys of Jay Reatard? I have a feeling you’ll be wanting to hear more, too.
MP3: Jay Reatard – Always Wanting More
You can find “Always Wanting More” along with more new tunes (including tracks from the post Blood Brothers/Pretty Girls Make Graves band Jaguar Love, The New Pornographers, Times New Viking, a cut from the remastered Mission of Burma discs, and more) from Matador Records on the free digital sampler, Intended Play, available now at the Matador Records website. “Always Wanting More” will also be released as part of Matador Records’ Jay Reatard 7″ series, the first of which “See Saw”/”Screaming Hand” will be out on April 8th.