One of many side projects for June of 44 drummer Doug Scharin, Out of Worship (aka Out in Worship) was essentially a duo with guitarist Joe Goldring, plus help from supporting musicians as needed. Scharin had begun his career with the slowcore bands Codeine and Rex before moving on to the even more challenging math rock of June of 44. During his stint with the latter, he began a solo side project called HiM, which focused on a highly experimental fusion of dub, electronica, jazz, world music, and post-rock. The more Bill Laswell-influenced Out in Worship grew out of that concern, pursuing a similar but less dubby hybrid with Goldring in tow. Goldring, for his part, had gotten his start with Bay Area post-punkers Toiling Midgets, then played bass with long-running N.Y.C. noise merchants Swans before returning to San Francisco to play with the sadcore band Faith Burns.