PC Worship, the shifty Brooklyn ensemble led by Justin Frye, recently released Basement Hysteria via Northern Spy Records. Now, the four song full-length is available to stream in full. Featuring at least nine players on an array of braying horns, detuned guitars, found sounds, and tape manipulation, it’s something of a departure from 2014’s Social Rust. Four discrete pieces alternately vamp on leaden riffs or devolve into rustic, arid passages. The pace is sluggish. The atmosphere, funereal. And yet, it’s never so summarily describable. PC Worship, long-skilled at spiking rock convention with avant-garde tendencies, here evoke something akin to durational performance art, inviting listeners to witness the quietly crazed consequences of a probing creative methodology in real-time.
Stream PC Worship’s Basement Hysteria EP
Photo by Dana Pacifico.
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