I guess I was half-right back in August about rumors that Jay Reatard was close to inking a major deal. Looks like he’s set to release 6 limited-edition singles on Matador next year, with a compilation of the singles to be released on CD and LP afterwards. The Matablog post:
We’re pleased to announce Matador will be releasing six limited edition singles in 2008 by the wildly prolific Jay Reatard.
Manufactured quantities of each single will diminish with each successive release. We’ve not figured out the exact scheme yet, but given our commitment to the customer-always-being-angry, rest assured the numbers will be lower than you’d like.
Who knows if Reatard will continue to be courted by the majors? I think he’ll like his new home just fine.