Published Apr 17, 2015A couple of years back, Factory 25 released the documentary Better Than Something: Jay Reatard in a DVD edition with an LP of rarities. That vinyl now fetches a pretty penny on online retailers, so we're pleased to announce that it's getting repressed.
Listings have the record coming out on June 9. As with the prior edition, this will come with a DVD of the documentary plus a LP-sized 50-page book with photos, essays and an interview with Jay.
Below, see the collection's tracklist. It contains more than a decade's worth of songs from various projects, mostly culled from live shows.
Reatard died in 2010 of cocaine toxicity at the age of 29.
Better Than Something: Jay Reatard:
A1. Jay Reatard - "Such a Shame" (TV Rennes 2008)
A2 .Reatards - "Bummer Bitch" (Gonerfest 2005)
A3. Reatards - "No One Stands Me" (Gonerfest 2005)
A4. Lost Sounds - I Get Nervous" (VPRO 2005)
A5. Lost Sounds - "Tyrants Head" (VPRO 2005)
A6. Angry Angles - "You Call It Love" (Gonerfest 2005)
A7. Jay Reatard - "Let It All Go" (SXSW 2007)
B1. Lost Sounds - "Better Than Somethings" (1998)
B2. Lost Sounds - "Fading All Away" (Studio Brussel 2009)
B3. Jay Reatard - "Death Is Forming" (Crystal Ballroom 2008)
B4. Jay Reatard - "Not a Substitute" (Stuy Town NYC 2009)
B5. Jay Reatard - "Waiting for Something" (Walter's 2009)
B6. Jay Reatard - "Nightmares" (Studio Brussel 2009)
B7. Jay Reatard - "Let It All Go (France 2008)