DFA has reissued Athens, GA post-punk legends Pylon’s second LP, 1983’s Chomp - following the reissue of their 1980 debut Gyrate. These guys were a huge influence on others around them - REM and The B-52s were all spawned the same scene and claimed to be influenced by Pylon. It has been expanded as Chomp More and includes the 7” version of “Crazy”, a “male version” of “Yo-Yo”, Pylon’s own remix of “Gyrate” and the rarely heard single “Four Minutes”.
Following a self-imposed three year hiatus Field Music are all set to return with a new 20 track double album titled Measure on Feb. 16th 2010. Brothers and co-frontmen Peter and David Brewis have put together a new line up that includes Kev Dosdale on guitar and keys and Ian Black on bass. I was a big fan of their first two records, 2006's self titled debut and 2007's Tones of Town. They were uniquely British, a kindler, gentler take on post-punk - Maximo Park meet XTC (the more pastoral XTC). Measure picks up where they left off - lots of lovely strings and swooping melodies and a hint of Beatles in the harmonies. Nice.