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The 14 Best Band Beefs Of 2009

Maybe it was these tough economic times -- the sinking music industry, everyone downloading shit for free, rising unemployment. Or perhaps folks just are getting…
Brandon Stosuy | December 18, 2009 - 6:58 pm

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PUP – “My Shadow” (Jay Reatard Cover)

This Monday marked the four year anniversary of Jay Reatard's death. As a way of honoring the singer, Toronto Band To Watch PUP have recorded…
Miles Bowe | January 17, 2014 - 2:12 pm

Spoon Cover Jay Reatard

Expanding on Yo La Tengo's approach to covering Matador bands while reading the lyrics off a sheet of paper in front of you, Spoon gave…
Brandon Stosuy | September 14, 2010 - 4:44 pm

Arcade Fire – “Oh It’s Such A Shame” (Jay Reatard Cover) Live Video

"Really? That's crazy." So says someone within earshot of the far-off video recorder capturing this majestic rendition of the late Memphis punker's "Oh It's Such…
Amrit Singh | August 3, 2010 - 9:17 am

Jay Reatard Cause Of Death Deemed “Cocaine Toxicity”

Reader Kirk G. tipped us to a Memphis Commercial Appeal report that quotes Shelby County Medical Examiner Karen E. Chancellor as saying Jay Reatard died…
Brandon Stosuy | February 3, 2010 - 1:11 pm

Jay Reatard Covers Nirvana

An artist who died young covers one who died younger. It's strange listening to Reatard's solo take on "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On…
Brandon Stosuy | January 14, 2010 - 3:52 pm

R.I.P. Jay Reatard

We saw rumors floating around earlier, but wanted to hold off until we had a reliable source: Both Matador and Goner Records have confirmed that…
Brandon Stosuy | January 13, 2010 - 4:33 pm

Jay Reatard Attacked By Fans

Last night two Austin fans jumped Jay at Emo's after he announced he'd reached the final song of his set. They were apparently upset he…
Brandon Stosuy | December 10, 2009 - 1:42 pm

New Digital Leather Video – “Hurts So Bad” (Stereogum Premiere)

In the one-sheet for Warm Brother, Arizona-bred Digital Leather mastermind Shawn Foree talks about coming up with his current moniker after years of taking acid…
Brandon Stosuy | November 10, 2009 - 11:49 am

Jay Reatard’s Band Calls It Quits

Or, as Reatard [sic]'s via Twitter: "Fuck them ! They are boring rich kids who can't play for ahit anyways .. Say hello to your…
Brandon Stosuy | October 6, 2009 - 10:11 am

Watch Jay Reatard Documentary Waiting For Something

If you ever wanted to know more about Joe's favorite musician, Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz's 20-minute Waiting For Something is a good place to…
Brandon Stosuy | August 7, 2009 - 11:23 am

New Jay Reatard Video – “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me”

Jay Reatard didn't fare too well when Bob, Ann, and Joe made Watch Me Fail puns at the expense of on "It Ain't Gonna Save
Brandon Stosuy | August 4, 2009 - 9:27 am

Old Folks Review Jay Reatard

First things first: It's too bad this episode was filmed the same time the last few were because we're getting sick of Ann's hair. That…
Brandon Stosuy | July 28, 2009 - 9:48 am

Jay Reatard Vs Brooklyn

As the wounded one notes via Twitter: "Brooklyn shut up ! most of your bands all suck and you are total wanna bees ! The…
Brandon Stosuy | July 10, 2009 - 12:24 pm

New Jay Reatard – “Wounded”

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
Brandon Stosuy | July 8, 2009 - 1:14 pm