Bush Tetras "They Live In My Head" Red or Black LP (2023)
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Bush Tetras "They Live In My Head" Red or Black LP (2023)

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Details: Bush Tetras "They Live In My Head" Red or Black LP (2023, Wharf Cat Records). New stock! Red or black vinyl variants.

Description: "The Bush Tetras have made punk music at the fringes for over four decades. Flashes of reggae, bursts of noise, guitars that rattle, shake and snake, born out of a gutter behind CBGBs. The band’s first iteration lasted just a few years, from 1979 through the early ‘80s. But they respawned time and time again, contorting their sound, tweaking the vision, and remaining completely singular and indispensable along the way. 

In the late 2010s, the group—Pat Place, Cynthia Sley, and Dee Pop—reformed again, releasing an EP, Take the Fall, in 2018. It was their first offering of new music in over a decade. A few years later in, 2021, they released a career-spanning box set called Rhythm and Paranoia. The New York Times called the box set an artifact that “proves for decades [that the Bush Tetras] continued to evolve in surprising yet intuitive directions.” And in Pitchfork’s Best New Reissue, Rhythm and Paranoia revealed: “just how vital [the Bush Tetras] remained each decade.” Around the same time of the release, the band began working on a full-length record, starting writing sessions during the pandemic over Zoom. Right before the release of the box set, beloved drummer Dee Pop passed away. Determined to complete the record to honor his memory, the Tetras went into the studio to finish what they’d started, once the timing was right. They brought in a new drummer, Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley, who also served as producer. Enter They Live in My Head. 

They Live in My Head is the band’s third full-length record since their formation in 1979, but that fact is a little misleading. The Bush Tetras have written songs together for decades. They’ve thought about their output, they’ve played heart-stopping live shows. They Live in My Head is a natural evolution of the band’s sound. ..."

Grade: M (new stock)