‘King Bug’ is a solo project of Eddie Kuspiel, also of Brooklyn-based projects Color Tongue and QWAM. It lived in a backyard decades ago and was written beneath the ground. The work is both autobiographical and imaginative, eroded and remade by time and the friction of a memory at work. King Bug navigates this strange world of footsteps and expectations, with sound. “Pierpont” is the follow-up EP release to his single from this past winter “fEElin gOOd fEElin bAd”, and the 2018 EP “Cocoon Food”.
“When I was little, during the Summers my next-door-neighbour and I used to go around in our yards and hit lightning bugs as hard as we could with wiffle ball bats,” Kuspiel says. “They would explode into these really beautiful neon green fireworks and go all over the vines on the fence of our yard. We’d rub it on our hands and faces. She and I would try to hunt this huge beetle that made this revving sound that we dubbed big bertha, I don’t know if we ever caught it. I feel really bad about making all those lightning bugs explode now…but we weren’t doing it to be mean, we were doing it because we thought it was beautiful. This song is pretty much about that and a few other things."
"Like every track on this record, I did it in my room. I tried to use as little guitar on this record as I could, It’s only on two tracks for a few seconds I think, ‘Wiffle’ being one of them. The album is mostly just synthesizers and samples. I remember this one coming together pretty quickly. The whole record actually came together pretty quickly it just took a long time to try to get everything clean to be presentable enough for someone to listen to.”