Jay ReatardJay Reatard - Blood Visions
Artist: Jay Reatard
Hails from: Memphis, TN
Musical Style: Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
For Fans of: Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Rocket From the Crypt
Jay Reatard began writing and recording music at the tender age of 15. His most recent album, Watch Me Fall, is a turbo-charged and tuneful culmination of over a decades’ worth of sonic experimentation and hard living.
Jay Reatard, born Jay Lindsey, is a testament to the conceit that persistence pays off. After producing a slew of lo-fi, self-released singles and one-offs and collaborating with seemingly everyone he came into contact with both in and out of his hometown of Memphis, Lindsey has found a stable home on venerable outlet Matador Records.
Lindsey’s latest, Watch Me Fall, incorporates heavy doses of his beloved predecessors—The Adverts, Buzzcocks, The Wipers. He lays down a dizzying, punk-influenced bevy of tracks on an album that harbors distinct nostalgia for the glory days of early 90s college/indie rock. Its overall aesthetic is melodic and energetic, and at times borders on the manic: like alternative rock on amphetamines.
Lindsey is a one-man tour de force, creating almost every sound on Watch Me Fall, producing a sincere, from-the-heart labor of love. He is facile with every instrument, from guitar to drums to multi-tracked vocals. Check out his buzz-saw approach to rock as he hits stages all over the globe this fall and winter and beyond.
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