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More than a tribute band. PRS have written new songs with Pylon as their guiding star. PRS have delighted old Pylon fans while making new ones.

PRS features original Pylon vocalist Vanessa Briscoe Hay, guitarist Jason NeSmith, bassist Kay Stanton and drummer Gregory Sanders.

PRS was formed in 2014 to play a few Pylon songs for a one-off show as part of an arts retrospective exhibit named Art Rocks Athens— appropriate as the members of  Pylon were all art majors at UGA. Vanessa decided to call the project Pylon Reenactment Society— an inside joke among the original band when they were relearning their material in the early 2000s. The Art Rocks show was enthusiastically received. Encouraged, and with the surviving Pylon members’ blessings, Pylon Reenactment Society became a real band.

Shows with Fred Schneider, Dressy Bessy, 75 Dollar Bill, and KAG of Priests soon followed. Requests for shows around the country and overseas began to flood in. What had started as a one-off project, has now wowed both long–time fans who thought they would never get to see this music performed live again as well as younger fans who have just discovered Pylon.. The positive feedback provided impetus to keep moving forward and to write fresh material in the spirit of Pylon.

Since 2015 the band has released a 12” EP, a 7” single, a Bandcamp single, and three music videos. They are currently in the process of recording their first full length album. Festival and concert series appearances include recently opening for Gang of Four in Atlanta, Part Time Punks, Savannah Stopover, Sarasota Film Fest, U+N Fest, Barely Human Fest, Irrelevant Festival, Athens Popfest, Westobou, and Primavera Sound 19 in Barcelona. A live concert was filmed in January 2019 for Athens, GA/Inside-Out 2: Red Turns Into Blue—a new documentary co-directed by Bill Cody and Tony Brazier, now available on DVD, streaming services and theater screenings.