Justin Frye wrote and recorded Buried Wish, the new album from PC Worship, in the basement of a condemned building in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. The basement flooded halfway through the process. Suddenly, my personal Bushwick experiences involving being slightly inconvenienced by dog shit on the sidewalk actually don’t seem that bad.
Born out of that deteriorating environment, it’s no surprise that Buried Wish sounds as off-kilter as it does. Tape loops, droning improvisation, dissonant guitar riffs, horn quartet preludes, sludge folk; it’s all on the table here! With every passing, discordant note, the album teeters on the edge of oblivion. Yet, instead of falling into it, even as their recording space is literally a flooded basement in a condemned building, PC Worship instead explore the limits of what a “rock band” can sound like.
Buried Wish is out February 24 on Northern Spy Records. Listen to “Blank Touch” below, and check out PC Worship’s upcoming tour dates.
02.03.17 - Oberlin, OH - Oberlin College%
02.09.17 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong*
02.10.17 - Norfolk, VA - Charlies American Cafe*
02.11.17 - Raleigh, NC - Pinhook*
02.12.17 - Secret Georgia*
02.13.17 - Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic*
02.14.17 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
02.15.17 - Nashville, TN - The Cobra*
02.16.17 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle*
02.17.17 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory*
02.18.17 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups*
02.19.17 - Harrisonburg, VA - The Golden Pony*
02.20.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Baird Mansion Atrium*
02.21.17 - Brooklyn, NY - The Park Church Co-Op*
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* with Naomi Punk