Thursday, January 14, 2010

RIP: Jay Reatard

Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., the artist otherwise known as Memphis garage rocker Jay Reatard was confirmed dead yesterday. The 29-year old's body was discovered in his home early Tuesday morning, and while immediate details stated he died in his sleep, police have opened an investigation into his untimely death. Jay Reatard had been touring as the opening act for The Pixies, and is a prolific artist in the lo-fi punk scene. His death comes just six months after the release of his EP Watch Me Fall, an album that was recently ranked as one of the best of 2009 by Spin magazine.

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