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Jay Reatard

As previously reported Jay Reatard's Shattered Records imprint is coming back into active duty. Among the imprint's planned releases are " six 7"s from artists hand-picked by Jay including "Jeffrey Novak (from Cheap Time), Nobunny, Hunx, Useless Eaters, Box Elders, Earthmen & Strangers, and legendary New Zealand lo-fi songwriter Chris Knox."

Nobunny happens to be in NYC for two shows starting TONIGHT (4/13)

Shattered Records also announced it will release "all 20 of Jay Reatard's albums" digitally, plus a new singles series and subscription club. The new site is offering new Reatard single "You're Gonna Lose" free to those who sign up for its mailing list. Full info below.

Jay Reatard is going on tour in June and July. That includes two NYC shows. The first, on Wednesday, July 1st, will take place in Stuyvesent Town! That one, billed as a "Stuytown Oval Concert", will presumably be free, outdoors, and have a mosh pit full of babies. The second will happen at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg, one day later, on Thursday, July 2nd . Tickets for that go on sale Wednesday, April 12th at noon. TV Smith opens both NY dates.

Box Elders have two NYC dates scheduled - April 24th and 25th.

Jay will also play a show on Record Store Day (at Goner Records). On that day, April 18th, you will also be able to pick up his Record Store Day 7" split with Sonic Youth (being released by Matador).

Full Shattered Records press release, and all tour dates, below...

Shattered Records

Jay Reatard, the "king of the rock and roll single" (Los Angeles Times) is putting a striking focus on both vinyl and digital releases in 2009, set to be the breakthrough year from the prolific Memphis-based indie/pop/punk songwriter. Today he relaunches his own Shattered Records label (2004-2007) to re-release his back catalog and will soon release new singles and albums from some of the best artists in punk, garage, and indie music.

Shattered Records' digital store opens today featuring his entire 20 album catalog, including many out of print for years and some that have never been available digitally before. Many of these releases are exclusive to the Shattered Store. A brand new 14-song digital-only collection of Jay's music from 1998-2007, entitled Greatest Messes, is available starting today for just $7.99, only at More nuggets from Jay's 50 7"s and EPs, never before available digitally, will be added in the coming months.

Jay also proudly announces The Shattered Single Series, consisting of six 7"s from artists hand-picked by Jay including Jeffrey Novak (from Cheap Time), Nobunny, Hunx, Useless Eaters, Box Elders, Earthmen & Strangers, and legendary New Zealand lo-fi songwriter Chris Knox. Each will be available in a limited run 500 7"s and as a digital single. Shattered Records will also release the debut solo album from Jeffrey Novak, entitled After The Ball, in May.

As exciting is The Shattered Subscription Club, featuring many exclusive releases for Shattered members only. For an annual subscription of $75.00, Shattered fans will receive:

- his upcoming Matador album (320kpbs mp3 and LP or CD)
- a Shattered Club exclusive brand new 7" (vinyl)
- a Shattered Club exclusive brand new live 7" (vinyl)
- a Shattered Club exclusive t-shirt
- 25-song Greatest Messes Shattered Club Edition (320kpbs mp3)
- all six Shattered Singles Series releases (320kpbs mp3)
- his very first album Teenage Hate by The Reatards, available digitally for the first time (320kpbs mp3)
- more surprises and exclusives throughout the year

Jay Reatard - 2009 Tour Dates
Saturday, Apr 18 - Memphis @ Goner Records (Record Store Day)
Thursday, June 11 San Diego, CA Casbah *
Saturday, June 13 San Francisco, CA The Independent *
Monday, June 15 Seattle, WA Crocodile Cafe *
Tuesday, June 16 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore Cabaret
Wednesday, June 17 Portland, OR Dante's *
Friday, June 26 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
Saturday, June 27 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Monday, June 29 Toronto, ON The Mod Club
Tuesday, June 30 Montreal QUE, UE La Sala Rossa
Wednesday July, 01 New York, NY Stuytown Oval Concert **
Thursday July, 02 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg **
Friday July, 03 Allston, MA Harpers Ferry
Wednesday July, 08 Knoxville, TN Pilot Light **
Thursday July, 09 Nashville, TN The End
Friday July, 10 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe **

* w/The Oh Sees
** w/TV Smith



Comments (39)

Does any still care about this clown?
He hasn't put out a decent album since his Matador Singles release.

Posted by Lizard Johnny | April 13, 2009 2:24 PM

uh that just came out last year.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 2:42 PM

^^^yeah, but what has he done since then? Nothing!

What a loser.

No one cares about this clown anymore.

NUT BUSTER is the only band that people care about!

See 'em at the Jersey Shore this summer.
I'll buy you a Bud.

Posted by Bud | April 13, 2009 2:49 PM


Posted by BlogRat | April 13, 2009 2:51 PM

This guys pumps out recordings. He's a young guy making records, why knock him?

You, my friend, hide behind the comment space on a music website. Start your own website and post your opinions.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 3:01 PM

Lulziest pic of Reatard ever!

Posted by Anthony F. | April 13, 2009 3:03 PM

haters be gone!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 3:13 PM

Sorry Anon 3:01, Jay is NOT a young guy.
He is in his late 40's. His press agent is trying to pass him off as a young guy, and you totally bought it! Look at him. He is an old man. Why do you think he wears the corpse paint?

And he doesn't "pump out" records . . . he outsources practically all of his songwriting. Almost all of his songs were actually written and recorded by crippled children from 3rd world countries.

Wake up! This is the New World Order!

Now go read about it on my website which I just started you loser!

Posted by Lizard Johnny | April 13, 2009 3:15 PM

Stuy Town, that is hilarious

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 3:16 PM

ewwwwww BUD 2:49PM your bref smells like u been sippin' on Haterade. Now get a life! And everone else gimmie high fives. Now down low . . . too slow. But I still love ya'.

Posted by Baby Cakes | April 13, 2009 3:19 PM


Posted by that is all | April 13, 2009 4:48 PM

sorry Lizard Johnny, Jay is NOT in his late 40s. You my friend have been fully engulfed in the fake internet gossip void.

A little tip, don't believe everything you read on the internet, just an FYI.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 5:37 PM

Reatard is pretty boring these days. that new song is WEAK!

the singles comp (not the matador one, but the in the red one) and blood visions were terrific. new stuff just isn't very good.

it's too bad, I would happily have kept listening if it was worth my time, but shit is just lazy and it's got no edge.

also, Jay Reatard the person is kind of a megalomaniac freaked out asshole, so that's troubling too. heard he kicked the coke though, so maybe he'll get better. most likley he'll get better at life and worse at making interesting music. so it goes...

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 5:56 PM

5:37. while it's true that 3:15's post wasn't that funny, you'd have to be a fucking pigheaded dolt to not realise DUDE WAS KIDDING.

god you fucking brooklyn vegan commenters are just clueless dumbasses most of the time.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 5:59 PM

fucking clown piece of shit!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 6:07 PM

No Anon 5:37PM it is you who is engulfed in the fake internet gossip void! Jay is in fact in his late 40s.

Just go check out the back cover of the JuJi Fruits 1987 release Banana Express. There you will find a photo of a 20something Jay Reatard. Do the math . . . he's in his late 40s.

. . . and what, are you totally ignorant to the fact that he replaced Vinnie Vincent when he left KISS? Learn your music history please before you make an even bigger ass of yourself.

Posted by Lizard Johnny | April 13, 2009 6:14 PM

Anon 5:59PM is lying!

3:15PM was NOT joking . . . I mean, what was posted was not funny . . . so it must be true!

3:15PM was telling the truth, now 5:59PM is trying to hide it by claiming this was a failed attempt at humor!

I suspect that 5:59PM works for Matador Records.

Posted by The Truth | April 13, 2009 6:19 PM


jealous bitches?

Posted by BlogRat | April 13, 2009 6:23 PM

metasomething or other is trying to happen here, I guess.

6:19, practical joke humor ain't intersting if it isn't very funny, and even ess so if it's just dumb bullshit you're tryng to misinform with.

duh anybody who's been around the block remembers the angry angles and the reatards and lost sounds, in all of which jay reatard was a young buck, not very long ago.

no one is going to confusedly believe that jay reatard is 50 years old or whatever the fuck it is you made up. you gotta get creative, try harder.

maybe make up a story that Jay Reatard drunk hit-and-ran some people with his car, that I could buy into.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 6:51 PM


Posted by Holly Shit | April 13, 2009 6:59 PM

I ask you Anon6:51PM, "If a man laughs alone in front of his personal computer is it not a real laugh?"

Does anybody remember laughter?
Robert Plant did.
Do you?

Anyway. I'll try harder in the future.
I'm sorry I wasted your time.
I learned my lesson.
Thank you.

Posted by Lizard Johnny | April 13, 2009 7:05 PM

I think I know what's happening here.

someone in the Jay Reatard cottage industry camp has decided it's good strategy to start spreading totally absurd implausible rumors about Jay Reatard (ie, he's 50 years old) as a way of discounting the really embarrassing, completely true rumors about Jay Reatard that are already out there.

The idea is that no one would possibly ever believe that Jay Reatard is an old man, so why not throw that out there under the hope that people start associating any rumor they here about Jay Reatard with "total bullshit".

The problem, of course, is that the rumors that are out there other than this one are 100% completely true (the being a self aggrandising prima donna asshole, the coke addiction, the aggro homophobia on top of the frequent gay escapades, the money grab shitty attitude, the paranoid neurotic persecution complex, the fact that his recent music has sucked ass...)

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 7:10 PM


Posted by PARDON PHIL SPECTOR! | April 13, 2009 7:40 PM

stuy town! hahahaha. amazing. wonder if he'll punch any babies or elderly.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 8:09 PM


Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 9:17 PM

oh my god I just heard Jay Reatard's new single, it sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2009 9:53 PM

Jay Reatard moved the island!!!! And then Desmond caught him when he tried to kill Penny.

Posted by anonymouse | April 14, 2009 3:39 PM

will Phil Spector be allowed to wear his wigs in jail? or since Mawky Ramone was one of his supporters in the courtroom will he jack his wigs?

Posted by anymoose | April 15, 2009 4:30 AM

for an "old" man he's got a pretty good left hook.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2009 4:33 AM

just because you threw a punch doesn't mean it was a good one.

Jay's flabby and slow

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2009 1:05 PM

I should say I'm looking forward to the Chris Knox single. That guy's got the hooks.

Posted by anonymouse | April 15, 2009 2:53 PM

I think when you punch someone and they go down it's a good one.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2009 4:02 PM

blognerd 1-that jay reatard guy is soooooo last month blah blah blah blah

blognerd2-- im over it

blognerd3- ya im totaly into accordians now theyr totaly punk rock right now

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2009 9:16 PM


jealous bitches?

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