Monday, July 07, 2008

Jay Reatard Covers Deerhunter, Tours

Download: Jay Reatard - "Always Wanting More" (via Pitchfork)
Download: Deerhunter - "Wash Off"

Contrary to popular belief, (belief that, to be fair, was probably inspired by this man's moniker), psychotic garage blues-man Jay Reatard is, in fact, a pretty smart guy. Or, at the very least, smart enough to be a great songwriter. The fact that his recently released singles compilation is getting rave reviews should serve as some kind of testament to his garage-rock prowess. Not only that, but the series of singles xthat Jay has been putting out this year on Matador Records demonstrates that Reatard is upholding the greatest garage-rock tendency to put out an insane amount of music in very little time.

For his fourth (out of a scheduled six) single for the veritable indie institution, Reatard is putting out a split 7" with Atlanta neo-shoegazers Deerhunter. On side A, Reatard will cover Deerhunter's "Flourescent Grey"; on Side B, Deerhunter returns the favor by playing Reatard's "Oh, It's Such a Shame". The single will be available for purchase one week from today, on July 14th. One day before that is when Reatard kicks off his tour. Dates are below:

Sun 7/13/08 Sonar Baltimore MD
Mon 7/14/08 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia PA
Tue 7/15/08 Prospect Park Brooklyn NY w/Spoon
Wed 7/17/08 Lupo’s Providence RI w/Spoon
Sat 7/19/08 Pitchfork Festival Chicago IL
Mon 7/21/08 Triple Rock Minneapolis MN w/Cheap Time
Tue 7/22/08 The Aquarium Fargo ND w/Cheap Time
Fri 7/25/08 Capitol Hill block Party Seattle WA w/Cheap Time
Sat 7/26/08 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC w/Les Savy Fav
Sun 7/27/08 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR w/Cheap Time
Tue 7/29/08 Independent San Francisco CA w/Cheap Time
Wed 7/30/08 Echo Los Angeles CA w/Cheap Time
Thu 7/31/08 Casbah San Diego CA w/Cheap Time
Fri 8/1/08 Hollywood Alley Mesa AZ w/Cheap Time
Sun 8/3/08 Red 7 Austin TX w/Cheap Time
Mon 8/4/08 Club Dada Dallas TX w/Cheap Time

In Deerhunter/Atlas Sound news, Bradford Cox, the man behind both groups, recently remixed London-based group The Chap's "They Have A Name". Listen to the original and the remix below:

Download: The Chap - "They Have A Name" (Atlas Sound Remix)
Download: The Chap - "They Have A Name"

Jay Reatard MySpace Page
Deerhunter MySpace Page
The Chap MySpace Page

(Jonathan Graef)

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