Photo by Karen Allison
Pylon Reenactment Society are an interesting project. It's led by Vanessa Briscoe Hay of Pylon, but it's not a Pylon reunion. And it's not a Pylon cover band, although they do play Pylon songs. Their latest single, "Fix It," features fellow Athens, GA music legend Kate Pierson of The B-52's, and it's as fun as any song featuring Kate Pierson should be. It's the kind of song that lives between being New Wave and post punk. It's a little too rough around the edges to be fully New Wave but a little too pop for post punk. Aside from all of that, "Fix It" is a killer and unique rock song that will have you diving into Pylon's back catalog while we wait for more from Pylon Reenactment Society.
Vanessa Briscoe Hay says of the band's new single and video:
“I’ve been a B-52’s fan since the first time I saw them, which was their third show ever. They were always supportive of Pylon. When I saw their final show in Athens, it struck me that Kate would be perfect for that particular song. It was such an honor to have one of my all time musical heroes sing on our song. Kate also graciously agreed to be a part of the video. She was filmed in Chattanooga, TN prior to a festival appearance with the B-52s. The rest of the filming took place near Athens, GA at a shop owned by Curtis Crowe (drummer of Pylon) who makes a cameo appearance along with Michael Lachowski (bassist for Pylon) who was also the graphic designer for the Magnet Factory packaging. It was amazing having all of them be a part of this video."
You can watch the video for "Fix It" below. Magnet Factory is due out February 9 on Strolling Bones Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Pylon Reenactment Society, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.