By far, the most significant record news this week is the reissue of Pylon‘s album Gyrate.
Repackaged (for the first time ever on CD) and bundled with bonus tracks pulled from the Cool/Dub 7″ and the Pylon 10″ the album is re-dubbed (ha!) Gyrate Plus and thank God that DFA put this out. Why nobody with similar funds and tastes ever thought to re-release the now-27 year old Gyrate is pretty surprising when I think about it. Pylon is such a huge part of the reason I ended up in Athens. But that’s a very long story for another time. Suffice it to say that I’m still very much in awe of them even though now I know three of them on a first name basis.
Last night the band did an in-store record signing event at Athens’ Wuxtry Records and, judging by the steady stream of people that came in over the course of the two-hour event, it seems that a big part of the town is psyched that this happened also.
This post is necessarily short. Pylon is either a band you write a couple of hundred words about or 10,000 words about. Even though, musically speaking, Pylon was always the epitome of economy, there are so many layers of concept and intertextual possibilities to explore when discussing their music I really think it’d be an injustice to write anything more if time has constrained me from giving them the full effect.