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.
The single, out Friday, Nov. 30, via Chunklet Industries, features the songs “Messenger” and “Cliff Notes,” the latter of which you can hear below courtesy of its Tony Brazier-helmed music video.
The label describes the new songs as such:
“Messenger” is a mid tempo meditation on love, war and modern communication. “Cliff Notes” immediately jumps out at the listener at breakneck speed. The lyrics mix silly dance moves with anti-racist admonitions for the precipice we find ourselves on today.
The 7-inch single is a limited-edition pressing, with 70 available on clear vinyl, another 70 on blue vinyl and the remainder pressed on standard black vinyl, according to Chunklet Industries.
Hay formed the Pylon Reenactment Society in 2014 as a one-off project to perform the music of Pylon at an event in the band’s hometown of Athens, Ga. The band, though, stuck together as a touring unit, featuring Jason NeSmith (Casper & The Cookies) on guitar, Kay Stanton (Casper & The Cookies) on bass and backing vocals, Damon Denton (Big Atomic) on keyboards and Joe Rowe (The Glands) on drums.
The group last year released a six-song EP of Pylon covers recorded during a “Part Time Punks” Session that can be purchased via Chunklet Industries. And now they’ve recorded the two original songs, which can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp. They’re also headed out to the West Coast for some shows in December; see those dates below — along with the video for “Messenger.”
Video: Pylon Reenactment Society, “Messenger”
Pylon Reenactment Society tour dates
Dec. 5: Barboza, Seattle, WA
Dec. 6: The Red Museum, Sacramento, CA
Dec. 7: Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Dec. 9: Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Vanessa Briscoe Hay’s Pylon Reenactment Society to embark on summer mini-tour
- Premiere: Pylon at Athens PopFest 2005 — watch full hour-long reunion set
- Pylon’s 1983 sophomore album ‘Chomp’ to be reissued with 4 bonus tracks
- Pylon’s Randy Bewley, 1955-2009