Goner reissues Teenage Hate with Fuck Elvis Here’s The Reatards


Pre-order HERE.

Jay Reatard’s first full-length LP Teenage Hate, first released in 1998, is set for a deluxe reissue on May 31 on Goner Records. This Jay Reatard posthumous double album will include early tracks (Fuck Elvis Here’s the Reatards) recorded by Jay on 4-track and only previously released on cassette. Some songs feature Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound, Oblivians) on drums. The double album features Reatards covers of Fear, The Dead Boys, Lil Bunnies, Buddy Holly, Johnny Vomit & The Dry Heaves, and The Beatles. Teenage Hate/Fuck Elvis Here’s the Reatards offers a glimpse into the punk energy and rapidly developing raw talent of a teenage Jay Reatard.

There will be a limited pressing on clear vinyl available directly from Goner Records and also available on May 31 at select independent record stores.  Pre-order it HERE.

Posted on April 8th, 2011 – 1 Comment

Major Shattered Club Announcement

The final pieces of the Jay Reatard Shattered Club are in manufacture and will be ready to be shipped in 2-4 weeks.

We had promised an original 7″ exclusively for Shattered Club members. Two days before Jay passed away he recorded two songs at home: “You Get No Love” and “I Am Growing.” They were to be his final recordings. They have never been heard before now. We have pressed these songs onto a 7″ and it will be available only to you. It will not be for sale in any shops, not given to blogs for free download, and will not available digitally. Inside the 7″ you’ll find a personal note written by Jeffrey Novak.

We had promised a live 7″ exclusively for Shattered Club members. Instead we are sending you a full live album from an incredible set at the Golden Plains Festival in Australia in 2008. This is a full-length 14-song LP, again only for Shattered Club members.

We had promised a t-shirt exclusively for Shattered Club members. Nicholas Gazin, the artist who created the images for Jay’s final tour – The Shattered Records Tour – has painted a watercolor that we are printing on t-shirts. This will only be available to Shattered members.

Shattered Club members have also received Watch Me Fall on CD or LP, and MP3s of Watch Me Fall, the 25-song Greatest Messes: The Shattered Club Edition, The Reatards’ Teenage Hate, Jeffrey Novak’s “Home Sweet Home” and Hunx & His Punx’s “Teardrops On My Telephone.” We will also be sending  MP3s of the final Shattered Records 7″ from Useless Eaters entitled “Hear/See.”

Expect more goodies at random in these packages, including test pressings, Shattered Tour t-shirts, and other items we have been saving up.

In 2011 there will be a full slate of Jay releases, including a feature-length documentary film, Reatards and Lost Sounds reissues, and a definitive greatest hits record.

Thursday is first anniversary of Jay’s passing.

If you are interested in signing up for the Shattered Club to receive all of the above, click the button below.

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Posted on January 11th, 2011 – 18 Comments

Shattered Records Family Showcase: A Tribute to Jay Reatard at South By Southwest – FREE

Shattered Records Family Showcase
In Loving Memory of Jimmy Lee Lindsey, Jr.

Thursday, March 18
1pm – 6pm
Beerland, Austin
21+, FREE

1:00 – 1:30pm Mickey
1:45 – 2:15pm Shannon & The Clams
2:30 – 3:00pm Hunx & His Punx
3:15 – 3:45pm Wizzard Sleeve
4:00 – 4:30pm Digital Leather
4:45 – 5:15pm River City Tanlines
5:30 – 6:00pm Cheap Time
6:00 – 6:30pm special guests (Matador Records)

Posted on March 10th, 2010 – 1 Comment

Jay Reatard 1980-2010

Jimmy Lee Lindsey, Jr. died in his sleep on Wednesday morning. He was 29 years old.

He is survived by his mother Devonna May, his father Jimmy Lindsey, and his sisters Leslie Lindsey, Stephanie Duncan and Gara May. He’ll be missed by music fans all over the world.

With 22 full-length albums and over 100 releases, Jay dedicated his life to music. He played nearly one thousand shows in over 20 countries around the world. He was incredibly grateful for all the support his fans gave him over the years.

UPDATE: The memorial service will take place on Saturday, January 16 at 5:00pm at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5668 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN. This will be open to the public.

If you knew, played with, or were a fan of Jay and his music, please share your thoughts, stories, memories and condolences in the comments below.

Download: Jay Reatard – Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle

Posted on January 14th, 2010 – 61 Comments


Listen to the new single by Useless Eaters here. And buy it by clicking the button below.

Buy Now $1.98

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Watch Me Fall – #13 in Spin Magazine’s Best Albums Of The Year

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Read it on Spin’s site here, and read the original Spin review here.

Posted on December 8th, 2009 – Be the first to comment

Two In-stores – FREE! ALL AGES!

Come down and say hi

Thu Dec 3 Atlanta Criminal Records FREE, ALL AGES 4:30pm

Sat Dec 5 Orlando Vinyl Richie’s Wiggly World FREE, ALL AGES 2:30pm

Jay Criminal instore flyer

Jay Reatard Vinyl Richie's eFlyer

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Live at The Cake Shop, Manhattan

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Interview with Pitchfork.tv

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Waiting For Something – A Short Documentary About Jay Reatard

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