DUST announces ‘Agony Planet’ + shares first single

DUST Photo Credit: Erez Avissar
Photo Credit: Erez Avissar

Fantasy techno collective DUST – a trio comprised of audio engineer Michael Sherburn, DIY nightlife entrepreneur John Barclay and multi-disciplinary artist Greem Jellyfish – have announced that their debut full length, ‘Agony Planet’ will be released January 22nd via 2MR. Along with today’’s announcement, the trio shares the first taste of ‘Agony Planet,’ “Breeding Pit” – listen via Soundcloud below.


Immersed in Brooklyn’s DIY rave community, all three members held roles in the genesis of notable extinct venues 285 Kent and Trip House, and now Bossa Nova Civic Club. In 2012, Sherbun and Barclay joined forces to found DUST and were joined shortly thereafter by Jellyfish; the following year they released their first 12”, “Onset of Decimation,” on Mannequin. Between 2-13 and 2015, they released several more 12”, two on Mannequin, as well as one for Sci-Fi & Fantasy and one for 2MR. Over these years, with Sherburn at the helm, the framework and themes for ‘Agony Planet’ began to be conceptualized.

Thirteen tracks, spanning in genre from digital hardcore, dungeon techno, and celestial ambience, are all held together by a theme of extravagant extraterrestrial warfare.  Club-savvy techno engineering accompanied by front woman Greem Jellyfish’s bizarre monologues and warped screams beckon listeners on a journey through the occult mysticism of the grim and torturous ocean of an alien hell.

‘Agony Planet’ is an unrelenting and bold debut from a trio not afraid to explore the dark caverns of the underground. Pre-order ‘Agony Planet’ here.

Track listing:
Breeding Pit
Alien Prey
Chant Hell
Alien Is Contracting
Tell me
Venus- The Burning
Message from Enoch
She Woke Up
Acid Bath