Although it was announced that Thee Oh Sees were going on an indefinite hiatus, that doesn’t mean frontman John Dwyer plans on taking a break. He’s already announced a new solo project of his called Damaged Bug.
Hubba Bubba will be his debut LP under the moniker and it will come out February 25 via Dwyer’s own label Castle Face. The record was record by Dwyer at his home in fall 2013 with a variety of synthesizers, drum machines, and assorted hand-made electronics.
As the press release describes it:
Damaged Bug is Oh Sees mastermind John Dwyer’s latest bit of cracked pop alchemy. This is Dwyer bunkered deep in a blinking laboratory and penning songs about the long arc of our travels across space and time. Propulsive beats and synthetic veneers support and coat laser guided melodies reflecting off shiny metal surfaces, and instrumental interludes pop in and out like breaks in the asteroid belt. A far-out side of our main man – nocturnal, hard-wired, and chrome-plated. Original artwork by Deirdre White.
You can now listen to “Eggs at Night”, a track from the album. It’s nothing like Thee Oh Sees, letting loose of some electronic-pop ideas, with some hazy vocals from Dwyer. I’m digging it quite a bit.
Enjoy it below.