Bush Tetras’ new upcoming 5 song collection is due to drop on April 13th, and that should give you some good old excitement in that nether-region you call your punk heart. They’re taking the essence of the past’s wild 80’s downtown NYC scene, mixing it up with good ol’ punk root stems, and then offering them up on the platter of life, death and the forever struggle with existence in this world of ours.
Don’t worry. It’s all cool-ness.
And the first single ‘Red Heavy’ is certainly a heavy tune, weighted around the neck, like sweet necklace made of candy, double dosed with life’s sometimes malignant dramatics.
Don’t worry. It’s still cool-ness.
Bush Tetras played their first gig in 1979 at The Kitchen. Saw everything, did everything, supported and lambasted other things. But here they are again, pushing their own envelope, stamp licked in the right corner – or not – depending on the mood. The band has a respected and heralded history with the U.S. NYC punk scene and we’re all proud to have them still kicking butt.
Journalist Vivien Goldman once called the band’s trajectory “as jagged as one of their own solos,” also writing that the Tetras charted “a new image of womanhood – spiky, uncompromising, androgynous, sarcastic, tough and too clever by half.”
The upcoming EP ‘Take The Fall’ song list is a venerable and classic tone rock and punk – updated and contemporary piece, fitting of the current thirst for a classic punk memorandum. Each note is heavy. Each word is weighted. Cynthia Sley’s voice does that, and it’s coolness to the max.
‘Red Heavy’ is just the appetizer. The songs get better and better as you listen.
They’re rep’ed by Wharf Cat Records.
4/14 – New York City at Le Poisson Rouge w/ PILL & Palberta
4/21 – Boston at The Middle East
4/22 – New Haven at Cafe Nine
5/5 – Miami at Gramps
5/12 – Oakland at The Elbo Room
5/13 – San Francisco at The Elbo Room
5/19 – Toronto at Rivoli
7/7 – Detroit at PJ’s Lager House