Remembering Jay Reatard (1980 – 2010)

Underneath his confrontational persona (and even more controversial stage name), young Jay Reatard was a master of his craft. Prolific almost to a fault, Reatard was a cornerstone of the indie punk world. One year ago, after complaining of illness, Reatard was found dead as a result of an apparent drug overdose. His death, five months following the release of the incredibly mature and promising Watch Me Fall, came as a shock to his fans, despite his well-publicized extreme lifestyle.

Watch: Jay Reatard performs “Nightmares” and “Fading All Away” acoustic for Studio Brussel

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~ by E. on January 13, 2011.

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