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Pharmakon Announces New LP

Bestial Burden arrives on Sacred Bones in October.

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Author: on July 31, 2014

Pharmakon, the noise project of New York’s Margaret Chardiet, released something of a rough but very cherished gem with 2013’s Abandon - it made our end of year highlight list with ease.

Her agonizingly brilliant, brilliantly agonizing screams and drones will rise from the deep once more as she prepares her second album. Bestial Burden is due on October 13 via Sacred Bones.

Its inception traces back to a medical emergency Chardiet underwent just before a tour, leaving her bedridden with a missing organ, leading her to the intriguing divide of the conscious mind and the physical vessel we wear as a body. So that explains her continually gruesome, highly potent album cover.

The album trailer is below, as are tour dates and a tracklist:

 

 

Live Dates w/ Swans:
September
Sep 25 – Brussels, BE – AB Club
Sep 26 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Music Hall
Sep 28 – Paris, FR – Le Marioquinerie
Sep 30 – La Rochelle, FR – La Sirene

October
Oct 1 – Barcelona, ES – Sala Apolo
Oct 2 – Madrid, ES – Shoko
Oct 3 – Durango, ES – Plateruena
Oct 4 – Porto, PT – AmpliFest
Oct 7 – Fribourg, CH – Fri-Son
Oct 8 – St. Gallen, CH – Grabenhalle
Oct 9 – Torino, IT – Hiroshima Club
Oct 10 – Bologna, IT – Estragon Club
Oct 11 – Rome, IT – DNA Concerti
Oct 12 – Milan, IT – Alcatraz Milano
Oct 14 – Zagreb, HR – Pogon Jedinstvo
Oct 15 – Budapest, HU – A38 Ship
Oct 16 – Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Kiska Centre For Urban Culture
Oct 17 – Vienna, AT – Arena Big Hall
Oct 18 – Krakow, PL – Unsound Fest
Oct 20 – Prague, CZ – Lucenra Music Bar
Oct 23 – Leipzig, DE – Schauspiel Leipzig
Oct 24 – Cologne, DE – Gebaeude 9
Oct 25 – Hannover, DE – MusikZentrum
Oct 27 – Hamburg, DE – Kampnagel
Oct 29 – Dresden, DE – Beatpol
Oct 30 – Frankfurt, DE – Mousonturm
Oct 31 – Karlsruhe, DE – Jubez

November
Nov 1 – Munich, DE – Feierwerk

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