March 1981 N.Y. Rocker Magazine Discovering R.E.M.

In March 1981 N.Y. Rocker put Pylon on its cover as part of their “New Sounds of the Old South” cover story on Athens, Georgia. But I love this for the magazine picking R.E.M. as one of their breakout picks. The group signed to IRS Records in May 1982, so nice going, music editor.