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Wavves Finish New Album & Tour

Nick Nicoludis :: Thursday, April 15th, 2010 3:30 pm

What’s the best (most popular) way to announce anything these days? Via a blog/twitter I’d say, and that’s how Wavves front man Nathan Williams announced the completion of their sophomore album due out this summer. Here’s what he said in a blog post on Saturday:

“WE ALSO FINISHED RECORDING A RECORD IN OXFORD MISSISSIPPI AND ARE CURRENTLY MIXING IT. SOUNDS CARAAAZAAAAAAYYY AND WILL BE OUT THIS SUMMER. SEEEEEE YA!” MORE »

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Jay Reatard Autopsy Released Today

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 3:25 pm

Despite a few rumors that Jay Reatard’s death was being investigated as a potential homicide, his death has been ruled to be a tragic result of “cocaine toxicity and…alcohol,” according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. His death is believed to be an accidental suicide.  Reatard passed away on January 13 at the age of 29.  Here is the cover story about Jay, his music, and his lifestyle in the current issue of Death+Taxes.

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Jay Reatard’s Final Cover Shoot

Amy Laviero :: Friday, January 15th, 2010 4:05 pm

Click through for full gallery.

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Jay Reatard Memorial Service

Matt Kiebus :: Friday, January 15th, 2010 1:10 pm

The news of Jay Reatard’s death shocked the music world this Wednesday. Coming off the success of his most recent album, Watch Me Fall, he had received critical acclaim and a spike in popularity.

Tomorrow, fans can pay tribute to the prolific young musician’s life at his memorial service which is open to the public in Memphis. The memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Park Funeral Home, located at 5668 Poplar Avenue in Memphis.

Jay Reatard: The Ballad of Jimmy Lee Lindsay Jr.

The following video is a behind the scenes glimpse of the Death + Taxes photo shoot with the late Jay Reatard for the cover of our current issue. MORE »

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Jay Reatard dead at 29

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 4:37 pm

Jay Reatard, Memphis rocker and current cover feature of Death + Taxes Magazine, has been reported dead.  He was found at approximately 3:30 a.m. in his bed this morning.  This statement has been posted on the website of Goner Records: “It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our good friend Jay Reatard. Jay died in his sleep last night. We will pass along information about funeral arrangements when they are made public.”

Rest in Peace, Jay.  Thank you for the insane memories and incredible music; we’ll miss you, and we’re very grateful for having had the chance to speak with you.

Death + Taxes cover feature about Jay Reatard’s music and lifestyle.

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AIR Reveal U.S. Tour Dates

Isaac Lekach :: Monday, December 7th, 2009 3:30 pm

AIR just announced the dates to their U.S. tour in support of Love 2. The tour doesn’t start until March, but tickets for most dates go on sale at 10am on Saturday December 12th. A special Ticketmaster fan pre-sale is available starting Thursday December 10th at 10am for the dates marked with the # sign. To receive the pre-sale password go here and register for the newsletter. Your password will be emailed to you on Wednesday evening December 9th. If you are already registered, you will receive the password automatically. Peep the dates after the jump! Also, if you haven’t yet, check out their feature in our current issue (y’know, the one with Jay Reatard on the cover).

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Spoon Announces Tour

Elissa Suh :: Monday, November 23rd, 2009 5:10 pm

Spoon recently set the first dates for their international tour (click after the jump). Dates for the U.S. tour will be announced as they are confirmed.  So far, the only official U.S. show will take place New Year’s Eve at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee with special guest Jay Reatard.

In addition, Spoon fans can look forward to purchasing the upcoming album Transference earlier than expected. The release date has been moved up to January 19. First single “Written In Reverse” will be released digitally December 1.
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Today In Music

Brenna Ehrlich :: Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 1:25 pm

Write a poem for Jeff Tweedy, you know, like a stalker would: Wilco Launches Haiku Contest

Take this on your lunch break-if you’re a fat-ass:  “Where Should I Eat, Fast Food Edition” (via The Daily What)

And you thought Jay R’s moniker was politically incorrect: A Roundup of Retarded Merch (via The Daily Swarm)

Like iTunes visualizer, but so much more awesome: Passion Pit Release “Little Secrets” Video, Soundtrack Palm Pixi Ad

This is like watching public access television-in hell: Microsoft Store Unenthusiastically Breaks Into Song

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Today In Music

Brenna Ehrlich :: Monday, November 9th, 2009 4:45 pm

Music video highs and lows, break-ups, how-to guides and an extremely loud necktie-after the jump.

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Issue 22, Magazine

Jay Reatard: The Ballad of Jimmy Lee Lindsey, Jr.

Alex Moore :: Monday, November 2nd, 2009 4:00 pm

Photos By Ray Lego

If you haven’t seen it, the new issue of Death+Taxes is alive with an interactive technology that allows you to take pictures of images in the magazine using the camera in your cell phone, and instantly get exclusive audio and video content delivered right to your phone. It’s insanely cool and we recommend you go find yourself a copy, but for now, we’ve translated the technology to the web so you can use it right now!

Just click through the jump, take a picture of the image of Jay drinking a beer in a cape with your phone (so that it takes up the whole frame) and email it to [email protected] Or you can MMS text it to 66268. You’ll instantly receive a 30 second cut of a video from Jay Reatard’s photo shoot back to your phone.

Our article on Jay Reatard is after the jump as well. MORE »

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New Jay Reatard Video

Stephen Blackwell :: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 7:15 pm

We recently posted a video documenting the Jay Reatard photo shoot that went down last month for the cover of Death+Taxes.

While the photo shoot and interview were happening, Reatard was in-between houses in Memphis, Tennessee. In the video, he shows us around the house where he recorded Watch Me Fail while “freaking out” for about a year. He talks a bit about moving on to the next house, which you can read all about in our interview with Reatard, which is on stands now.

The video is in our media player, at the top right corner of any page on this site. Just press play.

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Issue 22, Magazine

Issue 22 On Stands Now

Stephen Blackwell :: Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 11:44 am

Death+Taxes Issue 22 hits stands nationwide today, featuring Memphis, Tennessee’s Jay Reatard posing in a speedo and a cape on the bank of the Mississippi. But that’s not the only thing special about the issue: The magazine is interactive. You can take pictures of the pages using your cell phone camera, text the pics to us, and you’ll start receiving new content immediately. What kind of content? How about an unreleased No Age song called “In Peril”? Yeah! That kind of content! Here are the directions for how it works.

There’s a ton of interactive content in the issue, featuring Air, Jonathan Ames, Marnie Stern, Wild Beasts, Sufjan Stevens, and more. Go out and grab a copy today.

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How to Use The New Issue of Death+Taxes

Stephen Blackwell :: Monday, October 19th, 2009 4:41 pm

The next issue of Death+Taxes is on stands now! And it’s a doozy. Not only is it Jay Reatard’s first cover, but the issue has some sweet interactive content waiting for you up in “the cloud.”  To get it, all you’ll need is a cell phone with a camera that can send MMS text messages or e-mail. You got one? Great. Let’s do it. MORE »

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