Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lost Lost...more posthumous Jay Reatard

Last year, Goner Records anthologized the Reatards, the late, great Jay Reatard's noisy, punky garage band. This year, they're giving the same treatment to the Lost Sounds, a goth-y, new-wave-nodding, keyboard-heavy outfit that balanced Jay's nihilistic tuneful-ness with Alicia Trout's feral girl group charisma. Lost Lost: Demos, Sounds, Alternate Takes & Unused Songs collects the Memphis bands' diverse, extremely raw catalogue, which ranges from Jay-like punk anthems ("No Count" sounds just like him, and also contains the line "I'm a reatard") and odder, jerkier, damaged Human League-ish outings like "NoOne Killer". There's some weird sound experiement stuff, a long fairly amazing psycho cut called "Total Destruction," which might turn into my favorite, I don't know.

Anyway, great they are playing live

And again

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