New York City legends THE BUSH TETRAS have been making paranoid, groove-centered post-punk since 1979, when PAT PLACE left James Chance and The Contortions to found the group with singer CYNTHIA SLEY, bassist LAURA KENNED and drummer DEE POP. Now the band is back in full force with Take the Fall, their first offering of new music in over ten years and perhaps the most hard-hitting group of songs of their career. Commanding a rocker’s wail almost 30 years in the making, Sley deploys a shuddering power over the album’s careening five tracks, which rail against the reality of heaven and the toll of time in the album’s opener, “True Blue.” Guitar hero and LES noise guitar innovator Place wields phased out distorted slide bombs. Yet her walls of noise explore the nooks and crannies of Dee Pop and newcomer VAL VERA’s rhythm ‘n paranoia groove section. Take the Fall has a jaw-dropping energy. It’s a time-won record that will rip your head off.