PYLON – DFA reissues & some shows (like at Merc)
Pylon is a rock band from Athens, Georgia, USA. Their most important work was done between 1979 and 1983. They were highly influential among new wave bands. They are also considered one of the seminal groups of the Athens music scene where their influence has been pervasive. The band R.E.M. is an especially notable example of a group influenced by Pylon, and covered the song “Crazy” on Dead Letter Office. Their music includes punk rock elements, but might also be counted as dance music. [Wikipedia]
DFA records is reissuing Pylon’s first Lp Gyrate this October 16th on CD. Bonus material will include our first single Cool/Dub, tracks from the 45 rpm 10 inch ep and a song that was recorded in our practice space on two track in 1979. It has all been restored and remastered by Jeff Calder at Southern Tracks Studio and at Rodney Mills Masterhouse. All material (except for the bonus track recorded in our practice space) was originally released by Db recs out of Atlanta back in 1979 and 1980 and has been out of print for years. [Vanessa]
More tour dates TBA.