Thursday, April 9, 2009

Jay Reatard: New Record, Singles Club, Tour, Independent In June

Photo from the HAD Archive

In support of his upcoming record, Jay Reatard has laid out a spring tour. This includes a stop at the Independent on June 13th, with Thee Oh Sees supporting. Reatard's hard at work on the new record, and according to his myspace page "new album almost done!!!". Tickets go on sale this Sunday at 10 AM.

In other news, Jay has apparently resurrected his label, Shattered Records, and is preparing a singles club for 2009. The collection includes "three albums, two 7″s, a t-shirt, six digital singles, and much much more", all of it exclusive to the club. You can check out all the info here.

Finally, Reatard has also released a new song entitled "You're Gonna Lose" via his website. You can get access to the tune by joining his mailing list on his newly launched domain. The tune is an awesome almost-surf-rock piece, with classic Reatard vocals and melody. Definitely enough to get us psyched up for the new record.

Jay Reatard Spring/Summer 2009 Dates
Sat Apr 11 - Atlanta @ Lennys
Sat Apr 18 - Memphis @ Goner Records
Thu June 11 - San Diego @ Casbah
Fri June 12 - Los Angeles @ Echo
Sat June 13 - San Francisco @ Independent
Mon June 15 - Seattle @ Crocodile Cafe
Tue June 16 - Vancouver @ Biltmore
Wed June 17 - Portland @ Dante's
Fri June 26 - Chicago @ Bottom Lounge
Sat June 27 - Detroit @ Magic Stick
Sun June 28 - Cleveland @ Grog Shop
Mon June 29 - Toronto @ Mod Club
Tue June 30 - Montreal @ La Sala Rossa
Wed July 1 - New York City @ Stuyvesant Oval
Thu Mar 19 - Munich @ 59 to 1
Thu July 2 - Brooklyn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fri July 3 - Allston, MA @ Harper's Ferry
Sun July 5 - Washington DC @ Black Cat
Wed July 8 - Knoxville @ Pilot Light
Thu July 9 - Nashville @ The End
Fri July 10 - Memphis @ Hi-Tone Café