Being in a weird band is tough. Hell, being in a band is tough no matter what. That said, being in a band who could fit on a bill with either Animal Collective or Thurston Moore and still freak you out is saying a lot about how amazingly sinister you are. Brooklyn’s freak rollers PC Worship are that band. Like many New York bands, Justin Frye’s home solo lo-fi recordings became too promising not to move into the outside world. And since roughly around 2010, in some shape or form, PC Worhsip (now with a consistent line up of Shannon Sigley, Michael Etten, & Jordan Bernstein) has been giving goosebumps to basement show dwellers and wannabe “indie” enthusiasts alike.
If lead single “Rust” offers us a introduction to what the rest of PC Worship’s upcoming album has to offer then, kiddos, I hope you have your joints rolled, a safety blanket and your back-up acid, because Social Rust is going to be quiet a trip. Being co-released by outsider-arts label Northern Spy and Andrew Savage’s (Parquet Courts) own Dull Tools imprint, “Rust” is a droney violin & drum driven track chugging along like a train operated by John Cale & the Swell Maps, with J. Mascis as conductor. An evil track that alludes to a torn world, where one eats or will be eaten, or rotting away to eventually being “covered in rust.”
Social Rust is being released on September 9 via Northern Spy & Dull Tools, and while the weirdo quartet don’t have any major touring plans, they do have a string of shows with notable acts Naomi Punk and Parquet Courts. See the dates below
9/9 Philadelphia, PA :: Golden Tea House w/ Naomi Punk
9/10 Brooklyn, NY :: Palisades w/ Naomi Punk
12/11 New York, NY :: Webster Hall w/ Parquet Courts