image Your Favorite People All in One Place
Medications
Release: Jun 13, 2005
Dischord Records

Deduct bassist Jeff Boswell, add drummer Andrew Becker, then swap drummer Chad Molter’s instrument to bass and former Dischord band Faraquet transforms into Medications.  Confused?  No need to be, astounding guitarist/vocalist Devin Ocampo is still doing his job, which makes it easy to heed Faraquet revised.

Your Favorite People All in One Place is undoubtable a Dischord release.  Like Q and Not U and Fugazi, Medications crams swinging tinny guitars, frantic abuses of percussive equipment, and danceable dub bass lines into a politically/socially conscience 10 song record.  Don’t get me wrong, every Dischord record has character and Your Favorite… is no exemption.

Medications cautiously trip into odd time-signature prog’ unlike their former self Faraquet.  Vocally, the melodies are much more determinate.  Ocampo and Becker adopt emotional quivers for less punk shouts and calm things down a bit with blatant beautiful voices.  It’s surprising how Ocampo’s voice has grown.  Faraquet was a “post-punk” band reflective of the time period.  Medications is looking beyond.  They’ve written a record without tattooing their label mates across their faces.  Your Favorite… is an energizing take on a continuation of Dischord Records and Medications have taken the opportunity to add a chapter to the “DC sound.”

Mixing Faraquet with melody driven songwriting Medications’ Your Favorite People All in One Place is a revitalizing Dischord release.  Devin Ocampo, Andrew Becker, and Chad Molter have created a certifiable DC record without chaining themselves to clichés.  Taking elements from typical DC authorities and throwing in considerations for melodious song flow, Medications is on a great path.  Your Favorite People All in One Place will be released Monday, June 13th.  If you’re a fan of Fugazi, Q and Not U, The Dismemberment Plan, and of course Faraquet it’s worth picking up.