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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Greetings, fam! We skipped Five Best last week since it was a national holiday, but now we're back in full force. Songs from the past…
Stereogum | July 12, 2019 - 2:12 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The coolest thing about the four-headed Nirvana proxy that performed at last night's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony was the demographic disparity…
Stereogum | April 11, 2014 - 3:29 pm


The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big…
Stereogum | December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am

More Pharmakon stories

Pharmakon – “Spit It Out”

Pharmakon's new album is called Devour, and their new song is called "Spit It Out." Logical! Today's tune follows lead single "Self Regulating System" as…
Chris DeVille | August 7, 2019 - 12:00 pm

Pharmakon – “Self-Regulating System”

For more than a decade, the New York musician Margaret Chardiet has been making gut-churning industrial noise under the name Pharmakon. And later this summer,…
Tom Breihan | July 9, 2019 - 9:04 am

Pharmakon – “Somatic” Video

Margaret Chardiet's latest grotesque noise assault as Pharmakon, Contact, comes out tomorrow. We've heard "Transmission" and "No Natural Order" from it, and today we get…
James Rettig | March 30, 2017 - 10:50 am

Pharmakon – “No Natural Order”

Margaret Chardiet, the New York-based experimental noise artist who records as Pharmakon, has announced plans to follow up 2014's unrelenting Bestial Burden with the new…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2017 - 11:16 am

Pharmakon – “Transmission”

Margaret Chardiet’s noise project Pharmakon has put out two fantastic albums so far -- 2013's Abandon and 2014's Bestial Burden -- and she's about to…
James Rettig | January 12, 2017 - 10:06 am

Watch Pharmakon’s Bestial Burden Short Film

Pharmakon's Bestial Burden is a visceral meditation on some serious health problems, so as you might expect, the new short film Pharmakon just released to…
Chris DeVille | December 10, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Stream Pharmakon Bestial Burden

Margaret Chardiet, aka Pharmakon, recorded Bestial Burden after having a medical emergency that kept her bedridden for three weeks and left her missing an organ.
James Rettig | October 7, 2014 - 10:02 pm

Pharmakon – “Body Betrays Itself”

Last month, noise artist Margaret Chardiet, aka Pharmakon, announced the release of her sophomore LP, Bestial Burden, and today, she drops its first single, "Body…
Michael Nelson | August 15, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Pharmakon Announces Bestial Burden Album With Grotesque Artwork

Last year, the noise artist Margaret Chardiet released Abandon, her debut album as Pharmakon. It was a searing piece of work that landed her spots…
Miles Bowe | July 30, 2014 - 11:39 am

Pharmakon – “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” (Nancy Sinatra Cover)

"Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" was a 1966 hit by Sonny and Cher, but may now be more associated with Nancy Sinatra, whose
Miles Bowe | April 8, 2014 - 4:43 pm

Best New Bands

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2013

It's that time of year again: Time to take stock of the vast armies of new musicians making music in the past year, and to…
Stereogum | September 19, 2013 - 10:07 am

Pharmakon – “Crawling On Bruised Knees”

Pharmakon is Margaret Chardiet, a New York native who's been making limited-availability records of sputtering electronic noise for a few years but who's only now…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2013 - 3:25 pm