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About Damaged Bug

Damaged Bug is an electronic project created by John Dwyer, best known as the leader of the garage punk band Thee Oh Sees. Announced in January 2014, roughly a month after Dwyer revealed that Thee Oh Sees had gone on hiatus, Damaged Bug found Dwyer moving away from guitar-based music, and instead creating cool but insistent new sounds using vintage synthesizers, drum machines, and a variety of one-of-a-kind electronic gizmos. Damaged Bug made its debut with the album Hubba Bubba, recorded in the fall of 2013 at Dwyer's home studio; Castle Face Records, Dwyer's label, released the album in January 2014. He continued the project, even while reviving Thee Oh Sees. In fact, that band's 2015 record, Mutilator Defeated at Last, was released a mere two weeks before the second Damaged Bug album, Cold Hot Plumbs. Dwyer's pace continued to be somewhere north of frenetic as he cranked out two Thee Oh Sees albums in 2016 as well as overseeing Castle Face and their steady onslaught of releases. He wedged in time to record another Damaged Bug album though, and the looser, more live band-sounding Bunker Funk was released in early 2017. ~ Mark Deming

San Francisco , CA

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