Mon 30 May 2016 to Sun 5 Jun 2016

by Angry Angles

This excellent anthology of the late Jay Reatard’s last project before his successful solo career captures the Memphis garage wunderkind at the peak of his powers; the relatively short-lived band, featuring Jay’s then-partner Alix Brown, the essential missing link in his impressive discography. Much like on his breakthrough solo recordings Reatard’s pop sensibilities and strong sense of melody come to the fore – an embryonic version of ‘Cant Do It Anymore’ from his final solo release Watch Me Fall features here – alongside covers of punk, garage and post-punk mainstays Wire, Devo, The Oblivians and The Urinals and a number of previously unreleased songs.

This week's Top 10:

Angry Angles - Angry Angles
Anohni - Hopelessness
Psychic Ills - Inner Journey Out
Huntly - Feel Better or Stop Trying EP
Autechre - elseq 1-5
Eli Paperboy Reed - My Way Home
Seratones - Get Gone
Beth Orton - Kidsticks
Jack Dejohnette, Ravi Coltrane & Matthew Garrison - In Movement
Hoodlum Shouts - Heat Island