DAMAGED BUGCold Hot Plumbs

Genre: Postpunk
Label: Castle Face
  • LP
    Includes 19% MwSt.
SKU: 018551 Release Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2022


John Dwyer has a surprise for us…while we’ve all been eagerly anticipating the next Oh Sees record, he’s been tirelessly working in his synth laboratory as Damaged Bug and has hand-crafted a followup to 2014’s neon-noir Hubba Bubba that shakes up the snow globe considerably. If Hubba Bubba was a brush with a robotic exoskeleton on deep-space patrol, Cold Hot Plumbs is a visit to the alien world that sent it into the cosmos – lush, textural, psychedelic at times, the songs breathe with a otherworldly sadness and heart, with barbed and sophisticated arrangements flowering in every direction. The vintage-perfect sound palette would be but window dressing if not for the songs themselves, which sound fresh, vital, and above all catchier than the flu. Cold Hot Plumbs is a strange, beautiful, and oddly infectious addition to Mr. Dwyer’s oeuvre, and not one to be missed.


01. Exactly What You Think
02. What Cheer
03. The Mirror
04. Jet In Jungle
05. Der Mond
06. The Frog
07. Cough Pills
08. Structure Image Exterior (Edit)
09. Grape Basement
10. Very
11. Cone
12. Deep Bore Drill Worker
13. Mega Structure
14. Transmute