Join us for Jay Reatard's Indie Record Store Tour! He will be appearing at all THREE Amoeba stores next week!
Hollywood - Tuesday, August 18 6pm
San Francisco - Saturday, August 22 6pm
Berkeley - Sunday, August 23 6pm
These appearances are in support of his new record Watch Me Fall, out August 18th! Also, get a limited edition silkscreen poster designed by Jay with purchase of Watch Me Fall, on the day of the in-store only and while supplies last!
“It takes ten times longer to get rid of your reputation than it does to make it.” - Jay Reatard
As we approach the August 18, 2009 release of Watch Me Fall, Jay Reatard’s 90-somethingeth release since dropping out of 8th grade to pursue this game, you might ask, who is this guy?
In the late 90s, 15-year-old Jay Lindsey, living right outside Memphis, played all of the instruments on a demo tape by his newly-minted performing moniker of “The Reatards.” This cassette was sent to Eric Friedl of the Oblivians, who had used the “Goner Records” imprint on a couple of releases. His next would be a 7” by The Reatards, followed shortly by a full-length LP, Teenage Hate (Goner, 1998). Remembers Jay:
“I read an article in Spin about ‘The Lo-Fi Revolution’ in the mid-90s, and I kept seeing ‘Four-Track’ ‘Four-Track’ ‘Four-Track’….and I didn’t know what one was, but I figured out that it was what all of those bands, Sebadoh, Guided By Voices, used to record their records. Before the internet, it was really hard trying to figure out what one cost, or how to find one in the first place, but I finally got one for Christmas. Before that, I recorded by using a karaoke machine with two tape decks hooked up to it.”