Left Field: Pharmakon’s Self-Cannibalizing Noise, Plus Psychedelic Sitar, Piano Minimalism, and More

Margaret Chardiet’s harsh somatic noise has been a staple of the New York City underground music scene for the past ten years. As Pharmakon, she’s released three…
Will Gottsegen / August 29, 2019

Pharmakon Announces New Album Devour, Releases “Self-Regulating System”

Pharmakon has announced a new album, Devour, out August 30 on Sacred Bones. It's Margaret Chardiet's fourth album with the label, and her first new music since the…
Will Gottsegen / July 9, 2019

What Happens When A Music Festival Tries to Be Political in 2017?

It’s 3 PM on a Friday afternoon and a "spiritual guru" is telling me to "just go with it, man." He says to breathe deeply,…
Rob Arcand / June 14, 2017

New Music: Pharmakon – “Transmission”

Following 2014's Bestial Burden and a stunning contribution to Adult Swim's NOISE compilation at the tail-end of last year, Pharmakon's Margaret Chardiet has announced a third studio album titled Contact. Scheduled for…
Rob Arcand / January 12, 2017

Hear Adult Swim’s New NOISE Compilation, Featuring Pharmakon, Arca, Prurient, and More

Today, Adult Swim shares NOISE, a new compilation of experimental music with a stacked roster of contributors. Though the title and blacked-out cover art might convey the…
Andy Cush / December 20, 2016

New Music: clipping. – “Body for the Pile” ft. SICKNESS

On December 20, Adult Swim will release a new, free compilation called NOISE on their label Williams Street. Today, they have released "Body For The…
Sadie Bell / December 15, 2016

Hear Pharmakon’s Horrifyingly Pained ‘Ache’

Pharmakon makes blood-curdling music which, like a good horror film, demands your terrified attention. Margaret Chardiet handily made SPIN's Best New Artists list for February,…
Chris Martins / May 20, 2013

Hear Pharmakon’s Industrial Death-Rattler ‘Crawling on Bruised Knees’

New York-based noise brutalist Margaret Chardiet made it onto SPIN's Best New Artists roundup recently for her "apocalyptically visceral" Pharmakon project. The Sacred Bones label will…
Chris Martins / March 27, 2013

5 Best New Artists for February ’13

From a New York noise maven to a dream-weaving, Nashville-based guitar virtuoso to an intrepid South Bay rapper, here are five artists you should know.
SPIN Staff / February 1, 2013