Cynthia Sley

As lead vocalist of the Bush Tetras, a seminal post-punk band in New York  City, Cynthia Sley produced some of the most distinctive aspects of the Tetras sounds. Sley’s vocals were half spoken, half sung and in songs like “Too Many Creeps” and “You Can’t Be Funky” she repeated simple phrases creating a hypnotic monotony similar to Pat Place’s guitar rhythms. “Too Many Creeps” was a mainstay of the infamous early ’80s New York “No Wave” club scene.  

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Talks

Best of 2021: Cynthia Sley Loved White Hills’ Angst This Year

By Cynthia Sley | December 20, 2021

Best of 2021: Cynthia Sley Loved White Hills’ Angst This Year

The Bush Tetras vocalist talks the new singles from the New York psych-rock band.

Pyramid Club Was the Center of the Universe

By Cynthia Sley | April 8, 2021

Pyramid Club Was the Center of the Universe

Cynthia Sley (Bush Tetras) remembers the “dancing, voyeurism, and overall hanging.”