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Early Jay Reatard Band Lost Sounds Announces New Reissue

Before he was ever known as Jay Reatard, James Lee Lindsey Jr. recorded music with the Memphis four-piece Lost Sounds. The band released seven full-length…
Rob Arcand / April 28, 2019

Early Jay Reatard Punk Project Bad Times Announces New Reissue

Before he was Jay Reatard, James Lee Lindsey Jr. played in the Memphis punk band Bad Times. The short-lived project of the songwriter alongside Eric…
Rob Arcand / March 31, 2018

Hear Jay Reatard’s Psychedelic Cover of Nirvana’s ‘Frances Farmer’

It's hard to believe it's been over four years since Jay Reatard's death at just 29 years old. Just after he passed, someone in his…
Dan Reilly / March 14, 2014

Jay Reatard Documentary Headed for DVD With Vinyl Soundtrack

"He was so complex, and people didn't know that about him," said Alexandria Hammond, who directed Jay Reatard documentary Better Than Something with Ian Markiewicz,…
Marc Hogan / October 12, 2012

‘Better Than Something’ Directors on Working Alongside the Late Jay Reatard

When filmmakers Alexandria Hammond and Ian Markiewicz, directors of the recent Better Than Something, first met its subject, Memphis punk rock musician Jay Reatard, they…
Mike Rubin / March 14, 2012

Download Rare Jay Reatard Song!

Memphis garage-rocker Jay Reatard died last year at the age of 29 -- but thankfully he left loads of demos, LPs, EPs, and rarities behind…
William Goodman / June 8, 2011

Jay Reatard Remembered in Revealing Documentary

It's been a little over a year since Jay Reatard suddenly passed away at age 29, and the Memphis punk savant is the subject of…
Kevin O'Donnell / March 8, 2011

Music’s Top 5 Twitter Events of 2010

Twitter took over the world in 2010. Even people who had previously disdained it -- ahem, Kanye -- started tweeting like crazy and referencing "Twitpics"
Anna Hyclak / December 31, 2010

SPIN.com’s Best of the Week

This week, Fall Out Boy members discussed the band's uncertain future, Jay Reatard's death was ruled a drug overdose, and Francis Bean Cobain made her…
SPIN Staff / February 6, 2010

Jay Reatard Killed by Cocaine and Alcohol Overdose

The autopsy results for Memphis, TN, garage-punk prodigy Jay Reatard have been released, concluding that the 29-year-old rocker was killed by "cocaine toxicity, and that…
William Goodman / February 3, 2010

Jay Reatard Remembered

[Editor's Note: Memphis writer Andrew Earles considers the rocker, who died Jan. 13 in his sleep at age 29.]…
Andrew Earles / January 28, 2010

Jay Reatard Dead at 29

Garage-punk rocker Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., a.k.a. Jay Reatard, has died at his home in Memphis, TN, according to Memphis newspaper The Commerical Appeal. He…
William Goodman / January 13, 2010

New Albums from Jay Reatard, Jim James, Japandroids, and More

Here's a rundown of the essential albums available online and in record stores today:…
SPIN Staff / August 4, 2009

Hot Download: Jay Reatard’s Infectious Punk Jam

Brian Wilson and Joey Ramone may seem unlikely bedfellows, but Southern punker Jay Reatard channels both on his new song "Wounded."As the second peek at…
Ray Padgett / July 8, 2009
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