Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Rest In Peace Jay Reatard (1980 - 2010)

Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr, better known to the indie rock community as Jay Reatard passed away earlier today in his sleep. Just 29 years young, he was a renowned and dynamic creator of music adored by a great many people.

Despite not having listened to a large amount of his recorded output, I've been increasingly aware of his reputation over the last couple of years, both for making vibrant rock music and his live energy.

As is the nature of death in the music world, many more will now seek out his creations and perhaps this is as fitting a memorial as any musician could wish for.

Condolences to his family, friends, and everyone else his music touched.

MP3: Jay Reatard - Always Wanting More 
(via Matador Records)

Rest In Peace

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