Monday, June 8, 2009

Song of the Week: Jay Reatard

After a buzz-filled 2008, neo-punk rocker Jay Reatard returns to the spotlight quickly with the release of a new, spunky single, “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me,” and a full-length album Watch Me Fall coming in August. Punk may be too easy and narrowing a term, however; Reatard himself calls his songs “noisy pop music,” and it’s clear his stuff is more radio-friendly than any hardcore punker would be comfortable with. Now if only Wolfman Jack was still a radio DJ...

Jay Reatard: It Ain’t Gonna Save Me (courtesy Matador Records)
from the upcoming CD Watch Me Fall

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