Jay Reatard’s Blood Visions is maybe the only record I’ve heard in the last five years or so that stands a chance at all-time top ten…brilliantly sharp and short and dark and paranoid, but lightened somehow by a strangled pop sensibility and new wave keyboards. His last set of singles (the Matador set) seemed to point towards even better things, a broadening and deepening of a sound that had already knocked me flat. So now, very exciting…Matador has put up a free mp3 from Jay Reatard’s upcoming (August) full-length, Watch Me Fall.
It’s called “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me” and, I beg to disagree. It may just save us all.