Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of Jay’s death… don’t know about you, but that’s still pretty hard for us to swallow. In the next year, we’ll get plenty of chances to relive some of Jay’s best records and remember him for being one of the most outstanding and meaningful musicians to come about in the last decade. In a statement from Shattered Records today, they said that they’ll be sending out the final installments of their record club in the next few weeks. It features an Â exclusive 7″ for members of the club with two songs that Jay had recorded at his house two days before his death [“You Get No Love” and “I am Growing”] Along with that, they’ll be sending out copies of a 14-song live LP from a show Jay played in Australia in 2008. Those, along with an exclusive t-shirt and the previous Shattered Club releases [Jeffrey Novak’s Home Sweet Home single, Hunx & His Punx Teardrops on the Telephone, The Reatards Teenage Hate, and others] are more than enough reason to go ahead and sign up for it now if you haven’t already. Also planned to be released later in the year are reissues of some Lost Sounds and Reatards records, a full feature-length documentary, and a greatest hits record. Thinking and writing about Jay now only brings memories of the times we were lucky enough to catch him play. If you find yourself in Memphis anytime soon, we strongly encourage you to go pay your respects. You can find him right next to Isaac Hayes.
Jay Reatard – Fading All Away [mp3]