Thursday, January 14, 2010

R.I.P. Jay Reatard

"Jay was what few people have the capacity to be. He created an undeniably classic album that contained so much pain transferred to tape in such an explosive way that it made you feel different after hearing it. He was transgressive and honest. His flaws were something he focused on and overdubbed and distorted until they made you forget who he really was-- a person with feelings and a good heart. He loved music and worked hard from a young age to pursue it. He was a self-made and unmade man. I am truly sickened to see him go."

- Bradford Cox, Deerhunter

a video recording of his final gig, supporting Spoon on New Year's Eve (thanks to Pitchfork):

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