Next: The Pharmacy : World Cafe Formed in 2002, the trio combines garage-punk and psych-pop on its latest album, Stoned and Alone.

Next: The Pharmacy

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Hear two new tracks from The Pharmacy

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Scott Yoder and Brendhan Bowers formed The Pharmacy in 2002, envisioning it as a garage-punk band before also embracing dance-pop and psychedelic rock. In 2007, classically trained pianist Stefan Rubicz joined the group, which has since maintained a steady schedule, earning positive reviews and touring with Vivian Girls, Matt+Kim and Japanther.


  • "Josephine"
  • "Sure"

The Pharmacy recently released its fourth studio album, Stoned and Alone. For this project, its members collaborated with producer Brandon Eggleston, who has worked with Modest Mouse and tUnE-yArDs, among others. Most of the album's songs were written while The Pharmacy was on tour, where its members spend most of their time. This episode of World Cafe: Next features tracks from Stoned and Alone.