Jay Reatard – Watch Me Fall

Matador (2009) Internet punk rock darling Reatard is back with his second Matador album (let’s face it: Singles ’08 was an album on staggered – and ridiculously diminishing – release). But does this new record see the rock world ready to live in his shadow, or is he fading all away? Whether Jay is headingContinue reading “Jay Reatard – Watch Me Fall”

First quarter listening: artists

Okay, so I did the songs. Next in my cavalcade of music-related geekdom is the artist analysis. Most of it is pretty simple stuff (‘I listened to an album a couple of times’), but humour me, eh? This is the first of what will hopefully be… a number… of quarterly reviews that I can useContinue reading “First quarter listening: artists”

13&God: Men of Station E.P. (2005)Akimbo: Jersey Shores (2008) (Initial Thoughts)An Albatross: The An Albatross Family Album (2008) (Initial Thoughts)Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009) (Initial Thoughts)Asa-Chang & Junray: Minna no Junray (2005)Ascoltare: B E A M, Part 1 (2007)Be Your Own PET: Get Awkward (2008) (Initial Thoughts)Beirut/Realpeople: March of the Zapotec/Holland (2009) (Initial Thoughts)Björk:Continue reading