Following his death on January 13th, 2010 (the one-year anniversary being tomorrow, FYI), Jay Reatard was honored by music insiders and artists alike, including Arcade Fire, for his contributions to modern indie and punk music. Now, Reatard fans can continue to remember the Memphis punk king with a slew of new releases through his personal imprint, Shattered Club, reports Pitchfork.
Started back in April 2009, the Shattered Club was Reatard’s way of offering exclusives to his fans. Members of the club will soon be sent a 7″ featuring Reatard’s final recordings, “You Get No Love and I Am Growing”, that were recorded just two days before his death. Members will also receive a 14-song live LP recorded at the Golden Plains Festival in Australia in 2008 and a t-shirt from Reatard’s “The Shattered Records Tour.” The items should be sent out within two to four weeks and will also include other goodies the Reatard camp have been saving up. If you’re not a member of the Shattered Club, join here.
Along with the Club releases, there’s also plans to release more material, reissue several classic Reatards and Lost Sounds records, and there’s even a documentary film in the works. As always, stay tuned for more news on those and much more.