Posted in music on February 4, 2014

by Bill Pearis

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While Thee Oh Sees are taking a well-deserved break, frontman John Dwyer is not. His label Castle Face is releasing more records than ever, including Hubba Bubba from Dwyer's new solo project, Damaged Bug. Recorded in the fall of 2013 using garage sale keyboards and homemade electronics, Hubba Bubba is spacey, bleepy bloopy pop. The album's out February 25.

There's an interstellar theme here -- the album cover is the cockpit of a spaceship (complete with Brian Eno portrait) -- and you can check out "Eggs at Night," plus the artwork and tracklist, below.

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Damaged Bug - Hubba Bubba Tracklisting
01. Gloves For Garbage
02. Rope Burn
03. Eggs At Night
04. SS Cassidinea
05. Catastrophobia
06. Hubba Bubba
07. Sic Bay Surprise
08. Photograph
09. Hot Swells
10. 1/2 an Airplane
11. Metal Hand
12. Wasteland

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Comments (6)

Not that wild of a stretch for this guy. Anybody remember the mighty Zeigenbock Kopf?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 4:39 PM

^^^
wrong, stupid comments...

this guy is doing some of the best music n recent years...Thee Oh Sees = best music and production evers

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 4:42 PM

when i first read it i was a little bummed, but it's actually pretty good

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 4:48 PM

Not unlistenable, but pretty dull. A disappointment from a dude who put a pic of Eno at his weirdest on the cover of the album. Maybe the rest of it is OK

Posted by ColonelK | February 4, 2014 4:51 PM

And the award for the best use of a loud/soft dynamic in a rock song goes to...Thee Oh Sees!

Posted by Weed | February 11, 2014 2:48 AM

While there were a few bands in the 60's (Midniters) with "Thee" as their handle, I imagine most bands post-80's choose "Thee" in reference to Billy Childish. Billy Chyldish has named a few of his bands "Thee...". Thee Headcoats, Thee Mighty Caesars, Thee Milkshakes...

Posted by Kopi | November 4, 2014 10:51 AM

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