With the relationship between music and social media becoming even more entangled as the future looks more and more digital, young bands who had found themselves embedded within "local" scenes can easily find themselves larger audiences, intentionally or not. However, this idea is applicable for more than just kids starting out, as reissues of and articles about older, unknown-at-the-time records have led to reunion shows and even new material from bands who haven't played together in decades.
The Prefab Messiahs are an interesting band to examine this with, as they are closely tied to the "Wormtown" (Worcester, Mass) scene of the early 80s, one that also birthed the Prefabs' friend and mentor Bobb Trimble, who himself has found new popularity with the internet. The Prefab Messiahs' record, Peace Love & Alienation, has been reprinted on Gary War and Taylor Richardson's Fixed Identity label, and the group will be embarking on a short "reunion tour" in June, with a stop in New York on June 8th or 9th.
Video for "The 16th Track" by The Prefab Messiahs: