Tag: Pylon

Killing Joke to release new “Lord of Chaos” EP, tour U.K. — hear new song

Killing Joke to release new “Lord of Chaos” EP, tour U.K. — hear new song

Killing Joke returns next month with its first new music since 2015’s Pylon album, a four-track EP called Lord of Chaos that will feature two new songs.

Pylon vinyl box set to include ‘Gyrate,’ ‘Chomp’ and previously unreleased rarities

Pylon vinyl box set to include ‘Gyrate,’ ‘Chomp’ and previously unreleased rarities

Pylon, the deeply inventive Athens, Ga., band that married post-punk, new wave, dance and funk, will be celebrated this fall with a new box vinyl box set that collects newly remastered pressings of their first two albums and adds two records of rarities and early recordings. Full details here.

Love Tractor reissuing debut LP, releasing 7-inch — hear unreleased ‘17 Days & A Night’

Love Tractor reissuing debut LP, releasing 7-inch — hear unreleased ‘17 Days & A Night’

The 1982 debut album by Love Tractor, part of the fertile Athens, Ga., college-rock scene that also birthed R.E.M., The B-52’s and Pylon, has been remixed and remastered by Bill Berry and Sugar’s David Barbe, and will be reissued with an unreleased bonus track this fall. Full details right here, and listen to the bonus track.

Vanessa Briscoe Hay’s Pylon Reenactment Society releasing 2 new songs, playing shows

Vanessa Briscoe Hay’s Pylon Reenactment Society releasing 2 new songs, playing shows

Vanessa Briscoe Hay’s Pylon Reenactment Society — the band the Pylon frontwoman put together following the death in 2009 of guitarist Randy Bewley — next week will release its first original music in the form of a two-song single to be issued digitally and on 7-inch vinyl. Hear one of the new songs right here.

Vanessa Briscoe Hay’s Pylon Reenactment Society to embark on summer mini-tour

Vanessa Briscoe Hay’s Pylon Reenactment Society to embark on summer mini-tour

Vanessa Briscoe Hay’s Pylon Reenactment Society — the band she put together following the death of Pylon guitarist Randy Bewley — will set out on a short mini-tour later this month, performing a couple new songs, she says, along with favorites from the Pylon catalog. Get your full dates right here.

Premiere: The Method Actors at Atlanta’s 688 Club in 1981 — watch rare 70-minute set

Premiere: The Method Actors at Atlanta’s 688 Club in 1981 — watch rare 70-minute set

This month we bring you the third premiere in our series of archival videos from Wuxtry Records in Athens, Ga., and it’s another flashback to February 1981 at Atlanta’s 688 Club. This time it’s a full 70-minute set from Athens post-punk/new wave act The Method Actors, filmed a week after the R.E.M. set that kicked off this series.

Premiere: Pylon at Athens PopFest 2005 — watch full hour-long reunion set

Premiere: Pylon at Athens PopFest 2005 — watch full hour-long reunion set

For the second premiere in our series of archival videos from Wuxtry Records in Athens, Ga., we explore a more recent vintage with the debut of this full, hour-long set from the hugely influential Pylon, performed at the fabled 40 Watt Club in the early morning hours of Aug. 13, 2005, during the annual Athens PopFest.

Premiere: R.E.M. at Atlanta’s 688 Club, February 1981 — watch rare 40-minute set

Premiere: R.E.M. at Atlanta’s 688 Club, February 1981 — watch rare 40-minute set

In February 1981, R.E.M. played three known concerts, including a pair in Atlanta opening for Joe “King” Carrasco at the 688 Club. Little of this period has been seen on video, but Slicing Up Eyeballs is thrilled to be able to premiere — courtesy of Wuxtry Records in Athens, Ga. — this 40-minute set filmed at one of those Atlanta dates.

Swimming Pool Q’s appeal to fans to fund reissue of out-of-print mid-’80s albums

Swimming Pool Q’s appeal to fans to fund reissue of out-of-print mid-’80s albums

Atlanta’s Swimming Pool Q’s — a Southern jangle-pop contemporary of R.E.M., The B-52s and Pylon — are appealing to fans via a new Kickstarter campaign to raise enough money to reissue their two major-label releases from the mid-’80s on CD for the very first time, along with myriad bonus items to tempt backers.

New releases: Bauhaus ‘Omnibus’ editions, plus Lou Reed, Pylon, Alison Moyet reissues

New releases: Bauhaus ‘Omnibus’ editions, plus Lou Reed, Pylon, Alison Moyet reissues

Record Rack: A weekly round-up of new albums, reissues and/or box sets due out Tuesday. ARTIST: Bauhaus RELEASES: In the Flat Field: Omnibus Edition, Mask: […]

Pylon’s 1983 sophomore album ‘Chomp’ to be reissued with four bonus tracks

Pylon’s 1983 sophomore album ‘Chomp’ to be reissued with four bonus tracks

The second album from Pylon — beloved early-’80s Athens, Ga., post-punk contemporaries of R.E.M. and the The B-52’s — will be reissued next week in […]

Pylon’s Randy Bewley, 1955-2009

Pylon’s Randy Bewley, 1955-2009

This week saw the passing of Randy Bewley, guitarist for Pylon, early-’80s Athens, Ga., post-punk contemporaries of R.E.M. and the B-52’s. Bewley, 53, suffered a […]