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the Skinny: In December of 1987, R.E.M. was chosen by Rolling Stone as “America’s Best Rock And Roll Band.” This title that was quickly dismissed by drummer Bill Berry. “We’re not the best rock’n’roll band in America.” Pylon, he declared, was much more deserving of the honor than his group. Yet, at the time, Pylon had been broken up for four years. Such is the legacy of Pylon. Word of mouth and a relatively small but vital cache of music has kept the story of the fiercely independent and highly influential band alive for three decades.  [ END ]

Publisher, CEO, and Co-Founder - Born in 2003, V13 was a socio-political website that, in 2005, morphed into PureGrainAudio and spent 15 years developing into one of Canada (and the world’s) leading music sites. On the eve the site’s 15th anniversary, a full re-launch and rebrand takes us back to our roots and opens the door to a full suite of Music, Film, TV, and Cultural content.