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R.E.M.’s 10 Best Cover Songs

From the looks of the R.E.M. setlist site, early R.E.M. gigs were glorified bar-band hootenannies. Before they'd written Murmur and Chronic Town, the band…
John Everhart | September 18, 2014 - 1:06 pm

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Hear “Volume” From Pylon Live Double Album (Stereogum Premiere)

Athens, Georgia quartet Pylon were major players in the '80s pop underground -- All Music Guide rightly describes them unassailable "elder statesmen of the alternative…
Zac Gelfand | May 25, 2016 - 9:53 am

Alexis Krauss (Sleigh Bells) & Deerhunter Cover Pylon

Music Critic/Ui co-founder (and, full disclosure, associate) Sasha Frere-Jones remixed Georgia underground legends Pylon's "Yo-Yo" twice by adding a number of new elements, including vocals…
Brandon Stosuy | June 28, 2011 - 1:52 pm

New Supercluster – “Brave Tree”

Athens' "Appalachian Wave" crew Supercluster is a bone-fide Georgian super-group that ebbs and flows in size like any community and features members of Pylon, the…
Brandon Stosuy | September 9, 2009 - 2:02 pm

RIP Randall Bewley (Pylon)

Pylon guitarist and founding member Randy Bewley has died after suffering a massive heart attack while driving his van in Athens on Monday. In an…
Brandon Stosuy | February 26, 2009 - 9:10 am