Damaged Bug – “Cold Hot Plumbs” – [Castle Face Records]
John Dwyer of the Oh Sees appears here to offer us “cracked pop alchemy”–the description is so apt I had to use it. The record sleeve has the lyrics printed out, and they get more interesting as the album progresses. Side B’s pace is particularly frenetic. Bedroom recordings with synths and what-not definitely quirky and catchy.