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News of The Rock ‘N’ Roll Kind: That New My Bloody Valentine Record Probably Ain’t Happenin’, But a New Cleveland Rock Compilation Is Definitely Coming Out

A recap of recent music news because I'm a maker, damnit, and I don't have time to read and re-tweet every piece of music news during the week. And I suspect, you're a maker, too, and similarly, don't have time for every, tweet, like and piece, either. Borrowing a line from a friend of mine, get ready for Chinese Democracy, Too. Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine assures us the long-awaited follow-up to his band's 1991 masterp...READ MORE

"Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle" by Jay Reatard

It isn't fair that such a young, prodigious talent like Jay Reatard was taken from us way too soon. Nor, does it seem entirely appropriate to honor his passing with an un-released b-side. No one really wins with this deal. Jay's dead. We get an unreleased song. Who wouldn't make the trade to keep Jay around and save this tune for some future singles collection? He surely had another two, three, or four singles sets left in him ...READ MORE

Sad to See You Go: Jay Reatard (1980-2010)

The great Jay Lindsey, otherwise known as Jay Reatard has died at the age of 29. According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, he passed away in his sleep this morning at 3:30. The cause of death is unknown at this time.A great talent, who had a bad habit of lashing out at his audience members whenever they got too close to his sh*t (Seriously, if you ever saw Jay live, you know he didn't like people getting close to his sh*t), he bu...READ MORE

The Rockometer: Yo La Tengo, Eddy Current Supression Ring, Box Elders, Royal Bangs, and Jay Reatard

Yo La TengoPopular SongsMatador RecordsNo matter what the software makers call shuffle these days -- Smart DJ, intelligent mix, or auto playlist -- the fact remains that these so-called "Smart" mix makers will always find the Creed in your music library and play it at the worst possible time. Naturally, this problem can be avoided by never using the shuffle option, but the idea of an instant mix-tape at the push of a button is so a...READ MORE

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

It's been a while, hasn't it? In the past week I've been stressed and depressed about my state of joblessness, then stopped feeling sorry for myself and took a weekend trip to Philadelphia to visit some very good friends of mine. While in Philadelphia, I saw the famous Rocky statue and climbed the famous Rocky stairs outside the Philadelphia Rocky Art Museum, and I also got a chance to see Jay Reatard with TV Smith of the Adverts a...READ MORE

From the IRCWHQ Newsdesk: Jay Reatard News Explosion

Where to start? Memphis garage-punk, Jay Reatard has a new website at JayReatard.com, and a whole mess of news and tunes he'd like to share. First, as far as releases go, there's a brand new tune, "You're Gonna Lose," available for the price of an email address. Then, there's the promise of a new Matador album later this year, and just about every piece of his back catalog now available for digital download. Amongst releases from...READ MORE

“Whisper to Me (Demo)” by Jay Reatard

Stylistically, "Whisper to Me," is most similar to "No Time/You Were Sleeping," the final single issued from Jay Reatard's '08 singles series for Matador." It has that same bedroom pop feel, that of Reatard doing a late night serenade to the object of his affection, even as all the static and feedback wold make whispering quite the diffcult proposition. Sweet nothings tend to get lost when the amps are screeching. And that's not...READ MORE

The Rockometer feat. Grails, Jay Reatard, Crystal Antlers, and Fujiya and Miyagi

GrailsDoomsdayer's HolidayTemporary ResidenceWhen considered in tandem, the songs "Reincarnation Blues," and "Predestination Blues" from Grails' latest full length, Doomsdayer's Holiday, would seem to indicate a belief that not only are you f*cked in this life, you're f*cked in the next one, as well. The screaming, naked, demon woman riding a hell hog on the album cover certainly does nothing to dissuade such an opinion. On a more an...READ MORE

And on Tuesday, I Rested. And on Wednesday, I’ll Rest Again: Final Thoughts on the 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival and Even More Photos

The 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival was a lot of work, a lot of fun, a lot of rad bands (including, but definitely not limited to Dinosaur, Jr, Extra Golden, Mission of Burma, Times New Viking, No Age, Spiritualized, Jay Reatard, King Khan and the Shrines, and Boris) and a lot of work. Each night after the festival closed, I biked back to the hotel with my laptop on my back, rested for a few minutes, then went over notes and photos fr...READ MORE

2008 Pitchfork Music Festival Day 2: Jay Reatard

Day two of the 2008 Pitchfork Musical Festival started with rain, lots of it, Boban& Marko Markovic Orkestar, Titus Andronicus, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, and Jay Reatard, who took the Aluminum Stage shortly after 1:30 with a crowd covered umbrellas and rain slickers, and everything electric covered in plastic, lots of it. God bless the Time Out Chicago girl who was passing out free umbrellas. Jay Reatard's time on the big sta...READ MORE
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