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PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY- Digital Single - ‘Messenger’ b​/​w ‘Cliff Notes’


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    Pylon Reenactment Society (PRS) is fronted by former Pylon front-woman Vanessa Briscoe Hay, whose inimitable vocal textures and phrasing defined Pylon’s sound for most listeners. Pylon is considered to be one of the most influential bands at the beginnings of what would become known as the “Athens, GA music scene.” Over 30 years ago, Pylon, along with The B-52’s and R.E.M., were heavily featured in the original feature documentary, "Athens, GA: Inside/Out” propelling them into the international spotlight.

    PRS formed in 2014 in what Hay thought would be one-off project for the group to perform for the event Art Rocks Athens. Since then, PRS has turned into a tight touring unit having performed at festivals and venues on both coasts and in the Southeast. In addition to Hay, PRS is rounded out by Jason NeSmith (Casper & The Cookies) on guitar, Kay Stanton (Casper & The Cookies) on bass guitar and backing vocals, Damon Denton (Big Atomic) on keyboards, and Joe Rowe (The Glands) on drums. PRS released a 6-song EP, "Part Time Punks Session" on Henry Owings’ Chunklet Industries to rave reviews.

    The two new original songs, “Messenger” and “Cliff Notes,” were recorded and mixed by NeSmith at his home studio; he mastered them at Chase Park Transduction. Adam Smith cut the acetate in Austin, Texas. The single is being pressed by Musicol in Ohio. “Messenger” is a mid tempo meditation on love, war and modern communication. “Cliff Notes” jumps in right in at breakneck speed. The lyrics mix silly dance moves with anti-racist admonitions for the precipice we find ourselves on today. Graphics are by Pylon bassist Michael Lachowski utilizing photography by John Boydston.

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Messenger 03:39
Cliff Notes 02:41


released November 30, 2019

Released November 30, 2018

C&P 2018 Pylon Reenactment Society, Athens, GA USA
All Rights Reserved, BMI
Music written and performed by Damon Denton, Vanessa Briscoe Hay, Jason NeSmith, Joe Rowe, Kay Stanton
Lyrics by Vanessa Briscoe Hay
Recorded, Mixed & Engineered at Bel*Air Studio by Jason NeSmith
Lacquers cut by Adam Smith
Pressed at Musicol
Photo by John Boydston, Atlanta, GA
Graphics by Michael Lachowski
Produced by Vanessa Briscoe Hay
Executive Production by Henry Owings for Chunklet
Thank you to all of our families and friends


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More than a tribute band,Pylon Reenactment Society write new songs with Pylon as their guiding star—delighting old fans while making new ones.

—Band: original Pylon vocalist Vanessa Briscoe Hay, guitarist Jason NeSmith, bassist Kay Stanton, drummer Gregory Sanders.

—A 2019 performance is featured in “Red Turns Into Blue: Athens GA Inside Out 2”

—Debut album ‘Magnet Factory’ releases 2/9/24.

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