First off, I’d like to give a shout-out to Andrew Savage for being lightning fast on my inquiry regarding the pressing and color info concerning this piece; I got a reply in, literally, 20 seconds. It’s not the first time he’s been quick on the draw, either – I emailed him about info regarding a Parquet Courts single and he replied within fifteen minutes. As far as I’m concerned, Dull Tools gets an A+ in my book for customer service.

Sorry, I had to gush a little about that. Anyhow, PC Worship is a band out of New York led by Justin Frye and Social Rust is PC Worship’s fourth LP and their debut on Dull Tools / Northern Spy. If you’re unfamiliar with PC Worship, perhaps imagine a Parquet Courts with some very sludgy elements thrown in to the mix. Frye and co. create sprawling songs with equal parts desert air, heroin, and agony… you should probably just go ahead and listen to the full album stream at Brooklyn Vegan. You’ll see what I mean… or maybe you won’t? Listen to “Rust” via the SoundCloud stream below and the whole album by heading through the link in the blue box below this paragraph. See what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details


Social Rust, PC Worship’s fourth LP to date and Northern Spy Records / Dull Tools debut, may very well be the closest this innovative quartet, led by singer and multi-instrumentalist mastermind Justin Frye, has gotten to the conventional rock formula. But don’t be alarmed—PC Worship has, by no means, abandoned its inherent avant-gardist roots. In fact, Social Rust portends a familial group hell bent on blending its own vision of fully realized songcraft and contagious melodicism into its trademark chaotic din.

Frye first hatched PC Worship as a home-recorded solo project but has since steadily morphed his vision into a collective of studied musicians and improvisers, with Michael Etten, Jordan Bernstein & Shannon Sigley as the core unit and an array of dystopian instrumentalists often showing up to jam on Bongos, circuit bent electronics or any number of horns, all of whom have resided at the Bushwick neo-recital hall "Le Wallet" and, ultimately, forming a full-on, proper band as heard on Social Rust. If you've been present at DIY underground shows in Brooklyn and beyond, chances are you've been exposed to PC Worship’s shambolic brilliance.

PC Worship stand at the threshold of many worlds, yet they operate at the center of their own pantheon and without abandon. They are crucial eclectics, distinct in sound and consistently adventurous. Like Sun Ra, PC Worship transmit alien, helter-skelter sounds seemingly from another universe—a truly rare trait these days.

All pre-order customers get a free edition of the “PC Worship – Dead Rust” cassette. Alternate recordings of songs from Social Rust – recorded and produced by Ben Greenberg at Future Past Studios in Hudson, NY.

Price $15

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