Bush Tetras

Agent: Max Cann
Territory: North America
Label: Wharf Cat Records

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Flashes of light rarely burn for long. Bush Tetras exploded into New York in 1979 and flamed out just a few years later. Yet somehow this lightning-quick band have risen from their own ashes again and again for four decades. The spark that ignited Bush Tetras tapped into a deep grid of power.

That power can be heard on Rhythm and Paranoia: The Best of Bush Tetras, which features 29 songs across 3 LPs pressed onto 180-gram vinyl and remastered by Carl Saff, plus a 46-page book with never-before-seen photos, an original essay on the band by Marc Masters, and micro essays by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, R&B legend Nona Hendryx, The Clash’s Topper Headon, & more. Upon its’ release in late 2021, the compilation received unanimously good reviews, including from Pitchfork where they scored an 8.4 and were designated Best New Reissue.

For their shows supporting their new box set, founding members Cynthia Sley and Pat Place are joined by R.B. Korbet (King Missile, Pussy Galore) and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), two accomplished New York players who have known the band’s music and founding members for years. This lineup of the band is currently writing a new album which they plan on recording in 2022 as well playing shows across the U.S. and beyond.