Command V’s self-titled electro-tinged dance album is the rare debut that sounds equally fresh and familiar, conjuring images of its founders’ past while presenting a stark and introspective view of today’s New York. A decade after the dissolution of The Bush Tetras, vocalist Cynthia Sley was compelled by the isolation, over-stimulation, and economic confusion of today to develop a new set of songs. Linking with friend, musician, and filmmaker, Rachel Dengiz, and utilizing technology to drive the songwriting process in a completely new way for her, a batch of raw demos quickly took shape. While attending a Lydia Lunch book reading, Cynthia ran into Pat Irwin, a pivotal member of the No Wave Movement as part of The Raybeats and Eight-Eyed Spy before joining The B-52s. Pat was intrigued and quickly became the completing member of the trio. The entire album was very much recorded in the moment. Cynthia and Rachel laying bare tracks of keyboards and vocals in Cynthia's apartment, and Pat working odd hours as inspiration struck to develop the tracks using a mix of modern techniques and tried and true post-punk sonics. While sounding completely modern, Command V's debut never loses the dance and tonal reference points from the No Wave era work that inspired acts ranging from Optimo to LCD Soundsystem.