Bush Tetras – Beauty Lies (1997/2022)

Posted by Green on November 9, 2022as

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Originally released by the 90’s indie powerhouse, Tim/Kerr Records, ‘Beauty Lies’ finds Bush Tetras in top form. Cynthia Sley’s jagged vocals have lost none of their primal force, while Pet Place’s slash-and-burn guitar work is as riveting over the jagged rhythm section of drummer Dee Pop and bassist Laura Kennedy.

One of the most important band’s to surface from New York City’s Lower East Side music scene in the 1980’s, the Bush Tetras were pioneers of the indie movement before the term existed. Their first single. “Too Many Creeps,” released on 99 Records, a label record store owner Dave Bahlman ran out of his Manhattan shop sold 30,000 copies putting it on Billboard’s dance chart. A follow up single, “Can’t Be Funky,” charted as well. The Bush Tetras reputation also grew through legendary live performances highlighting their gritty blend of garage punk and African Rhythms.

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