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The surreal sounds of Damaged Bug

The surreal sounds of Damaged Bug

Damaged Bug, "Cold Hot Plumbs" (Castleface). Had the late Pink Floyd guitarist Syd Barrett lost his mind in the data age instead of the psychedelic '60s, he might have made a record as curiously surreal as "Cold Hot Plumbs," the second album from Los Angeles-based artist Damaged Bug. The solo moniker of singer, guitarist and visual artist John Dwyer, best known for being the frantic singer-guitarist for Thee Oh Sees, Damaged Bug's aptly titled "Cold Hot Plumbs" is a mess of tripped-out confusion. It's bedroom psychedelia of the highest order, featuring insistent beats, strange synth squiggles and Dwyers sweet but strange voice. Dawn,...

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