pylon reissues “gyrate”

Vanessa, the lead singer for the world’s greatest southern, self-taught art band, Pylon, just wrote to tell me that their first record, Gyrate (1980), was reissued today (with bonus material). If you’ve never checked Pylon out before, I highly recommend them. You can either buy the record, rent the documentary “Athens, GA: Inside/Out,” read my interview with them, or go and see them live…. That’s the other good news. Not only is their incredible first record being reissued, but the recently reformed band has announced four shows on the east coast. (November 1 in Atlanta, November 5 in Chapel Hill, November 7 in NYC, November 8 in Brooklyn, and November 10 in Philly.) If you get to go see them, drop me a note. I’m sure you, like this other MM.com reader, will have a terrific time.

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4 Comments

  1. Jude
    Posted October 18, 2007 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    Thanks for writing about this band Mark. Pylon’s music is awesome. I am not sure why I have not heard about them before, but I am trying to do catchup with what I’ve missed on Pylon’s MySpace site now :)

  2. soundman234
    Posted October 18, 2007 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    the 10″ on Armageddon from like ’79 or ’80 is a favorite of mine

  3. Andy
    Posted October 18, 2007 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Vol-yoom! Thanks for the info. I hope they consider touring more widely.

  4. mark
    Posted October 18, 2007 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    There’s great 1983 Pylon concert coverage on YouTube.

    And Vanessa says they want to tour more, it’s just a matter of schedules and stuff. Last I heard, Curtis, their drummer, was still building scenery for the film industry, which means he’s gone a lot.

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