The Pylon Reenactment Society is making waves in the music scene as they gear up for the release of their highly anticipated debut album, “Magnet Factory.” Led by the iconic Vanessa Briscoe Hay, who was also the frontwoman for the legendary band Pylon, this new musical endeavor promises to be a treat for music enthusiasts.
Set to drop on Friday, February 9, 2024, via Strolling Bones Records, “Magnet Factory” is already generating buzz among fans. The excitement reached a fever pitch with the release of the album’s first single, “3 x 3,” accompanied by a visually captivating music video created by Tony Brazier and Bill Cody. You can catch this electrifying video on BrooklynVegan.
Vanessa Briscoe Hay shared the intriguing backstory of “3 x 3,” revealing that it was originally a Pylon song dating back to 1979. “We had fun playing it live, but it didn’t make the cut for [1980’s] Gyrate and fell by the wayside,” she explained. “During subsequent reunions, it sometimes crept back into our set, but was never formally recorded. Pylon Reenactment Society rediscovered it, started playing it live, and have made this bouncy little earworm our own.”
But the excitement doesn’t end there. The Pylon Reenactment Society has a stellar lineup, including Jason NeSmith, Kay Stanton, and Gregory Sanders, all of whom are Casper & the Cookies alumni. Additionally, the album features a special guest appearance by none other than Kate Pierson from the iconic band the B-52’s, who lends her talents to the track “Fix It.”
Hay shared her admiration for the B-52’s, saying, “I’ve been a B-52’s fan since the first time I saw them, which was their third show. 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.”
“Magnet Factory” was brought to life under the skilled production of Jason NeSmith and Vanessa Briscoe Hay. The album’s recording and engineering were masterfully handled by David Barbe and Tom Ashton. Interestingly, the album’s inception traces back to 2020 when Hay and NeSmith collaborated on the Pylon Box project.
As fans eagerly await the release of “Magnet Factory,” they can look forward to a tracklist that promises a diverse and exciting musical journey:
- Educate Me
- Flowers Everywhere
- 3 x 3
- Fix It
- Boom Boom
- Heaven (In Your Eyes)
- No Worries
- I’ll Let You Know
With the rich history of Pylon and the creative talents of the Pylon Reenactment Society, “Magnet Factory” is poised to be a standout release in 2024, offering a fusion of nostalgia and contemporary musical brilliance that will captivate listeners of all ages. Stay tuned for this musical gem, and mark your calendars for February 9th, 2024, when the album officially drops.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Debut Album
Q: When is the release date for Pylon Reenactment Society’s debut album, “Magnet Factory”?
A: Pylon Reenactment Society’s debut album, “Magnet Factory,” is set to be released on Friday, February 9, 2024.
Q: Who is the frontwoman of Pylon Reenactment Society, and what is her musical background?
A: The frontwoman of Pylon Reenactment Society is Vanessa Briscoe Hay, who was also the lead singer of the iconic band Pylon. She brings a rich musical history and experience to the new project.
Q: Can I watch the music video for the album’s first single, “3 x 3”?
A: Yes, you can watch the music video for “3 x 3” on BrooklynVegan. It’s an exciting visual accompaniment to the song.
Q: Are there any notable guest appearances on the album?
A: Yes, Kate Pierson from the legendary band the B-52’s makes a special guest appearance on the track “Fix It,” adding her unique talents to the album.
Q: Who were the key collaborators in the production of “Magnet Factory”?
A: The album was produced by Jason NeSmith and Vanessa Briscoe Hay. The recording and engineering were expertly handled by David Barbe and Tom Ashton.
Q: How did the concept for “Magnet Factory” come about?
A: The album’s genesis can be traced back to 2020 when Vanessa Briscoe Hay and Jason NeSmith collaborated on the Pylon Box project. This eventually led to the creation of “Magnet Factory.”
Q: What can listeners expect from the tracklist of “Magnet Factory”?
A: “Magnet Factory” offers a diverse musical journey with tracks like “Spiral,” “Educate Me,” “Fix It,” and more. It promises a fusion of nostalgia and contemporary brilliance.
Q: Where can I purchase or stream “Magnet Factory” when it’s released?
A: You can find “Magnet Factory” on various music platforms and retailers. Stay tuned for its release on February 9, 2024.