Jay Reatard has NPR's Song of the Day

JayReatard2.jpgNPR's Song of the Day segment today features "It Ain't Gonna Save Me" by red-hot Memphis rock-and-roller Jay Reatard. The song is the advance single from the forthcoming album Watch Me Fall, due out Aug. 18 on Matador Records.

Here's what NPR writer Alex Cohen has to say about Reatard (who I never would have described as "plus-sized"):

Reatard has a big voice and bigger stage presence: Hailing from Memphis, Tenn., he's a plus-sized guy with a huge mop of long curls that thrash wildly when he whales on the guitar. He may not look the part of a long, lean, Mick Jagger-style beanpole, but "It Ain't Gonna Save Me" demonstrates that he's got all the star quality he needs.

And, in case you missed it, here's the article from a couple of weeks ago tracing Reatard's and Amy LaVere's paths to success in music.

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