“Ache” is the gut-splitting second missive from Abandon, the first widely distributed release from New York power electronics artist Pharmakon, aka Margaret Chardiet. Like “Crawling on Bruised Knees,” the first, it’s built on a foundation … read more »
The Knockdown Center in Queens used to be a door factory, which is fascinating because you rarely think of doors as coming from factories. Last night, Red Bull Music Academy presented a massive noise show … read more »
One weird thing about Freak Scene is that because of the constantly shifting nature of what we define as weird music, things that normally would fit perfectly here suddenly seem like they should be part … read more »
According to a recent interview with Pitchfork, Pharmakon’s Margaret Chardiet decided to put maggots on the cover of her Sacred Bones LP after opening an old love letter and finding a dried flower inside that … read more »
In this week’s Freak Scene, Jamie Johns discusses the year’s best singles, full lengths, cassettes and shows. Somehow it includes no mention of the band Emeralds. Check her writeup after the jump!
In this week’s Freak Scene, Jamie Johns runs through her favorite releases and shows from Halflings, Pharmakon, Pens, Zola Jesus and John Wiese in the month since her last non-China post.