Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard performing at the Bowery Ballroom in 2008

American musician from Memphis, Tennessee.

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Lost Sounds

Rock band from Memphis, Tennessee.

Starting in March 1999, the band was made up of Rich Crook on drums, Patrick Jordan on bass, Jay Reatard on synth, guitar and vocals, and Alicja Trout on synth, guitar and vocals.

Goner Records

Independent record label and record store co-owned by Eric Friedl of The Oblivians and Zac Ives and based in Memphis, Tennessee.

It is known for releasing albums by punk, garage rock, and more recently post-punk and synth-oriented bands, such as the King Khan & BBQ Show, Nots, Low Life, and the late Jay Reatard.

Matador Records

Independent record label, with a roster of mainly indie rock, but also punk rock, experimental rock, alternative rock, and electronic acts.

Jay Reatard


American rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2001.

Deerhunter performing in 2015.
Deerhunter performing at the 2010 Coachella Festival

They returned to Rare Book Room studios in April 2008 to record "Oh, It's Such A Shame," a Jay Reatard cover that would be released as a split single with Reatard himself covering the Fluorescent Grey title track.

Memphis, Tennessee

City in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

Memphis in the mid-1850s
Attack on Irving Block by General Forrest in 1864
Historic aerial view of Memphis, 1870
Woodcut representing the waterfront of Memphis, c. 1879
Cotton merchants on Union Avenue (1937)
The American Queen docked at Beale Street Landing along the riverfront
Map of racial distribution in Memphis, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
Asian-American tombstones in Elmwood Cemetery
A Memphis Police Department vehicle
Memphis products treemap, 2020
Peabody Hotel
National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis (2012)
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Mud Island Mississippi River Park
Stax Museum and Satellite Record Shop
Memphis National Cemetery
FedExForum during a Grizzlies game
Early nursing class in Memphis
Three bridges over the Mississippi
FedEx aircraft at Memphis International Airport
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Former and current Memphis residents include musicians Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Muddy Waters, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Robert Johnson, W. C. Handy, Bobby Whitlock, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones, Eric Gales, Al Green, Alex Chilton, Justin Timberlake, Three 6 Mafia, the Sylvers, Jay Reatard, Zach Myers, and Aretha Franklin.

Chris Knox

New Zealand rock and roll musician, cartoonist and movie reviewer who emerged during the punk rock era with his bands The Enemy and Toy Love.

Sign commemorating the role of Alan Freed and Cleveland, Ohio, in the origins of rock and roll

Artists include Jay Reatard, David Kilgour, The Mint Chicks, Shayne Carter, Yo La Tengo, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Bill Callahan, The Mountain Goats, The Bats, The Chills, The Verlaines, Jeff Mangum, The Nothing (including Chris), Tall Dwarfs and Lou Barlow.

The Reatards

American garage punk band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1995.

The Sonics are sometimes considered to be the first garage punk band.

Originally a one-man project by guitarist Jay Reatard, the group's sound was marked by raw, stripped-down instrumentals and lo-fi recording quality.


American garage punk trio that has existed since 1993.

Oblivians in 2016
Eric Oblivian in Japan

After the Oblivians, Eric Friedl continued to run the independent record label, Goner Records, and recorded an album with Jay Reatard of The Reatards and King Louie Bankston of the Royal Pendletons called Bad Times.

Alicja Trout

American, Memphis-based rock guitarist, singer and songwriter.

She is best known for her work with the synth-heavy Lost Sounds, which she started with Jay Reatard.

PUP (band)

Canadian punk rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario in 2010, originally under the name Topanga.

PUP performing at Bogart's in 2019. From left to right: Steve Sladkowski, Stefan Babcock, Zack Mykula, and Nestor Chumak
Topanga performing at a bar in Ottawa in 2012
A banner from Topanga's Bandcamp site announcing the new name and logo
PUP performing at The Masquerade in Atlanta in 2014
PUP performing at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, October 2016
PUP performing on their Morbid Stuff Tour-Pocalyspe at Bogart's in May 2019

"Reservoir" / "My Shadow (Jay Reatard cover)" (2014) – 7"