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The forthcoming Watch Me Fall is Jay Reatard’s proper Matador debut. As mentioned when we posted the frantic pop fatalism of “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me,” making an album for a specific label’s inspired some soul searching on the part of the Memphis garage punk. Still, the promo cycle must go on: The second Watch Me Fall track comes complete with catchy acoustic guitars, an immediate snotty vocal line, and all kinds of jittery weirdness. I also wouldn’t kick you out of the room if you spotted Ween in the higher pitched breakdowns or later enunciations.

Watch Me Fall is out 8/4 on vinyl and 8/18 on CD and digitally via Matador. It can be pre-ordered here.

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  1. Mandy  |   Posted on Jul 8th, 2009 0

    that isn’t exactly what i expected. It’s okay though. not everyone can be The Almighty Defenders

    • wavves  |   Posted on Jul 8th, 2009 0

      Did you cut Jay and the Atlanta scene at the same time?! Mandy you are my new indie snob hero!

      • Mandy  |   Posted on Jul 8th, 2009 0

        how did i “cut” the atlanta scene? does the atlanta scene consist entirely of the black lips? because neither king khan or mark sultan are from there. also i was just comparing new music from musicians that i like since the almighty defenders track was posted yesterday and i loved it, and the jay reatard one post today is not as good.

  2. if you aren’t feelin the pop genius of jay- then go pump up the deathcab. And no- that is not a compliment.

  3. shane  |   Posted on Jul 8th, 2009 0

    Guy’s music is mediocre at best and he’s one of the biggest assholes I’ve had the displeasure of meeting or seeing perform. I’m OK with a persona, but when it overshadows the art it becomes a problem.

  4. I think this is a total misstep. Sounds like Jay Reatard trying to be Los Campesinos.

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