Published Jan 07, 2014The previously reported hiatus that beloved psych-garage crew Thee Oh Sees are taking may not be as serious as we first thought, but frontman John Dwyer will still be taking time off from the band to promote a new solo album under the moniker Damaged Bug.
The project's debut LP Hubba Bubba is set to drop February 25 through Dwyer's own Castle Face Records. According to a press release [via Pitchfork], the album utilizes "synthesizers, drum machines, and assorted hand-made electronics."
For proof, you can check out the lo-fi synth-pop pulse of album track "Eggs at Night" in the player down below.
Up above, you'll see Deirdre White's spaced-out cover art, featuring a cockpit-view of a cosmic cruiser filled with portraits of Brian Eno and weed-scented air fresheners.
As for Thee Oh Sees, the band recently clarified that while they are not breaking up, they are taking "a well-deserved break." A new album is apparently on the way sometime this year, though it's unclear as to when they'll be back onstage together.
1. Gloves for Garbage
2. Rope Burn
3. Eggs at Night
4. SS Cassidinea
6. Hubba Bubba
7. Sic Bay Surprise
9. Hot Swells
10. 1/2 an Airplane
11. Metal Hand