PYLON RE-ENACTMENT SOCIETY – ” Part Time Punks Session “

Posted: November 19, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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There’s never going to be a proper Pylon reunion, with all the original members touring the world and celebrating the music of the Athens, Georgia band in front of hungry fans. Though the post-punk quartet did play a scattered bunch of shows over the years after their initial split in 1983, the possibility of a full-fledged revival ended with the death of founding guitarist Randall Bewley. Their music still lives on thanks to the work of vocalist Vanessa Hay and the tribute project she and a number of young Athens musicians started in 2014, the Pylon Reenactment Society.

The PRS have been a steady touring outfit, setting off dance parties all over the U.S. and Europe, but it wasn’t until last month that we were treated to the first recorded document of their efforts. Cut to vinyl with the assistance of graphic designer extraordinaire and head of Chunklet Industries Henry Owings, this six-song beast captures the group during a tour stop in Los Angeles last year where they recorded a session of classics at public radio station KXLU. And it perfectly captures the tireless energy of this outfit, as they crack through some of Pylon’s best known tracks, like “Beep” and “Feast On My Heart,” with fangs exposed and thick dance grooves cut deep into the wax.

On December 11TH, 2016, during a short west coast tour, Pylon Reenactment Society. performed for Part Time Punks at the Echoplex. PTP is a monthly event curated and promoted by Micheal Stock, a DJ at KXLU, Los Angeles. Some of LA’s best female fronted bands who count Pylon as an inspiration, also performed (The Tissues, PANTHAR, Sex Stains). While there, Michael Stock invited PRS into the studio to record songs in the spirit of John Peel’s sessions for his show Part Time Punks,

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