Medications Completely Removed on LP
Long-term musical partners, Devin Ocampo and Chad Molter have been swapping instruments and bands since their high school days in Los Angeles. Both eventually migrated east to Washington, D.C. where they formed the highly influential Faraquet in the late-90s and were again reunited when they formed Medications in 2003. Along with drummer Andy Becker, they issued the 2004 EP, 5-Songs and 2005 full-length debut, Your Favorite People All in One Place.
Second full-length, 2010's Completely Removed, documented a new phase for Medications with Chad and Devin covering all the writing and most of the instrumental duties following the departure of drummer Andy Becker. Not surprisingly the album represents a departure from the band's signature off kilter rockers.
The advantage of being able to record and mix the album over several months at Devin's home studio, Treehouse, enabled the band to focus more time on arrangements and production. This is not to say Medications have lost their edge - the material dives headlong into new musical territory with thrilling results.