Its a tie: PYLON and LOVE TRACTOR, two of Athens most influential 80s new-wave bands, returned to dynamic duty this year following lengthy periods of inactivity. Both groups have an impressive canon of material, with their most enduring works released through Atlantas DB Recs. Pylon, created in 1979, stick to the old-school Athens adage: If one of us leaves, its not the same band anymore, and has the distinction of being the only Classic City act from the golden age to feature all of its original members. Formed in the 80s, Love Tractor now consists of founding singer/guitarist Mike Richmond and a gang of relatively new recruits heard on its recently released Black Hole album. Welcome back, folks, we missed you!