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, 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.
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 — 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 — 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 […]
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 […]