Powered by Google
Home
Listings
Editors' Picks
News
Music
Movies
Food
Life
Arts + Books
Rec Room
Moonsigns
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Personals
Adult Personals
Classifieds
Adult Classifieds
- - - - - - - - - - - -
stuff@night
FNX Radio
Band Guide
MassWeb Printing
- - - - - - - - - - - -
About Us
Contact Us
Advertise With Us
Work For Us
Newsletter
RSS Feeds
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Webmaster
Archives



sponsored links
- - - - - - - - - - - - -
PassionShop.com
Sex Toys - Adult  DVDs - Sexy  Lingerie


 
  E-Mail This Article to a Friend
 

Medications
YOUR FAVORITE PEOPLE ALL IN ONE PLACE
(Dischord)

Medications have pedigree: singer/guitarist Devin Ocampo and bassist Chad Molter took the quirk-and-jerk jazz-rock tendencies of the Minutemen, blended in Jawbox-style harDCore, and found themselves on Fugaziís shortlist of faves when they formed Faraquet back in 2000. Drummer Andrew Becker, who sounds as if heíd been raised on the same post-punk diet, is holding down the rhythm section in Mary Timonyís band. Oh, and Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty produced this, their first full-length. Canty gives Becker a chance to work off some energy on "Surprise!", the opening track, which spends close to two minutes on a jazz-rock odyssey before settling into an unsettlingly quiet groove, with Ocampoís guitar arpeggios circling Molterís pulsing bass in a tension-filled atmosphere that feels ripe for explosive screams of distortion. But Medications exercise restraint throughout most of Your Favorite People, building on melodic motifs as Ocampo plays call-and-response with his guitar and the Molter/Becker rhythm section lock into mathematically precise grooves reminiscent of Chavez. Anyone who mourned the loss of Faraquet will be pleased even if Ocampo isnít exactly stuck in his own past.

Medications + Mary Timony | June 24 | T.T. the Bearís Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge | 617.492.BEAR.

BY MATT ASHARE


Issue Date: June 24 - 30, 2005
Back to the Music table of contents
  E-Mail This Article to a Friend
 









about the phoenix |  advertising info |  Webmaster |  work for us
Copyright © 2005 Phoenix Media/Communications Group