On Friday, November 6th, New West Records is releasing Pylon Box, a comprehensive look at the legendary Athens, Georgia band that features their studio albums Gyrate and Chomp, both of which have been remastered from their original tapes; the 11-song collection Extra which includes rarities and 5 previously unreleased studio & live recordings, as well as Razz Tape, Pylon’s first-ever recording; a 13-song unreleased session that pre-dates the band’s seminal “Cool” b/w “Dub” debut single.

Pylon Box also includes a hardbound, 200 page full color book featuring pieces written by the members of R.E.M., Gang of Four, Steve Albini, Richard Barone of The Bongos, B-52’s, Mission of Burma, Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening & K Records, Anthony DeCurtis, Chris Stamey of The dB’s, Steve Wynn of The Dream Syndicate and many more – plus, an extensive essay, chronicling the band’s history with interviews with the surviving members of the band as well as members of R.E.M., B-52’s, Gang of Four, Method Actors and more. It also features never-before-seen images and artifacts from both the band’s personal archives, as well as items now housed at the Special Collections Library at the University of Georgia as well as the Georgia Museum of Art, UGA.

Pylon Box will be available as of Friday, November 6th, 2020


By Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been involved in the music industry for over 30 years - as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, freelance journalist, producer, manager and working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star, traveling down South and his orange Gretsch. He's pretty groovy!