Bush Tetras Announce First Album in 11 Years, Share New Song: Listen

Bush Tetras

Bush Tetras, photo by David Godlis

Bush Tetras Announce First Album in 11 Years, Share New Song: Listen

“Things I Put Together” leads They Live in My Head, which was produced by Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley

New York punk veterans Bush Tetras have announced their first studio album in 11 years: They Live in My Head arrives July 28 via Wharf Cat. The record was produced by Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley, who also played drums on the record. (The group’s original drummer, Dee Pop, died in 2021.) Today, Bush Tetras have shared the LP’s lead single, “Things I Put Together.” Check it out below and scroll down for the album art and tracklist.

Bush Tetras originally formed as the trio of Pat Place, Cynthia Sley, and Dee Pop in 1979. They reformed in the late 2010s and released a new EP titled Take the Fall in 2018, marking their first collection of new music in over a decade. Then, in 2021, they issued a career-spanning box set called Rhythm and Paranoia: The Best of Bush Tetras.

Around the release of the box set, Bush Tetras began writing another full-length album over Zoom. When Dee Pop died in the fall of 2021, they pressed on to complete the project in his memory. “We just went into the rehearsal space and things just would fall right into place,” Place said in a press release. “We’d just start playing and the next thing would happen and we’d know where to take it.”

Sley added: “We thought a lot about memories from 1979 in New York City. It’s a reflection of growing up together, what we were eating, what we were doing, weird little things people probably won’t get. But that’s cool.”

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Bush Tetras: They Live in My Head

They Live in My Head:

01 Bird on a Wire
02 Tout Est Meilleur
03 Things I Put Together
04 2020 Vision
05 I Am Not a Member
06 Walking Out the Door
07 So Strange
08 Ghosts of People
09 They Live in My Head
10 Another Room
11 The End


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