Thursday, May 28, 2009

Jay Reatard Drops First Single From New Album

We mentioned a while back that Jay Reatard had a new record on the way, and would be touring in its support this summer. Well now the record has come to fruition, and the first single delivered to the masses. Watch Me Fall won't hit the racks until August 18th, but "It Ain't Gonna Save Me" is the first taste of what to expect.

The track is pretty classic Jay Reatard, with multitracked vocals, frenetic drums, and lots of layered rhythm guitars. That being said, it manages to offer up a view of his constantly evolving songwriting. While his tunes are managing to maintain a similar veneer to material from earlier in his career, the rhythmic and melodic underpinnings are gradually becoming more complex.

It seems like every release from Jay Reatard builds on those underpinnings, and comes closer and closer to the perfect pop song. We haven't heard the record yet, but if this track is any indication, then we can't wait to get our hands on it!

mp3: Jay Reatard - It Ain't Gonna Save Me