“This particular song is called ‘Discount Furniture’ and is meant to replicate the anxiety of lying to the people that you love and carrying that around with you. Don’t do that.” – Taking Meds
We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Taking Meds’ new song “Discount Furniture” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming 4-song promo, supporting their upcoming tour (see dates below).
About the band:
Taking Meds formed in 2012 in Rochester, NY. The project began when Ben Kotin and Skylar Sarkis were on tour with their other band, Such Gold, and started to write lyrics over some of Kotin’s math rock-inspired riffs. They soon added Jon Markson to the group and recorded their first three songs in then-drummer Matt Battle’s Rochester apartment. These songs were released as the band’s first demo.
What began as a side project in the interest of rejecting form and promoting creative freedom for the four musicians quickly became powerful live act, combining intricate, Braid-like riffs with an intensity akin to At the Drive-In. Their debut LP, sardonically titled My Life as a Bro, was released in 2017.
In 2018, the band began working on new material. The first two songs of this batch were finished in March and will be featured on a 4 song promo release, which will be available on their “Moon is Always Full Tour” in May. They’ll also be playing Pouzza Fest in Montreal, marking their first time in Canada / out of the country.
5/3 – Rochester, NY – Small World Books w/ Kal Marks, Rut, and Full Body
5/4 – College Park, MD – Mild Manor w/ Mess and Normal State
5/5 – Philadelphia, PA – Venue TBA
5/6 – Brooklyn, NY – Zone One at Elsewhere w/ Tomato Dodgers, Dolly Spartans, and You Bred Raptors?
5/7 – Middletown, CT – Mac 650 w/ huo, Hovel, and Tier
5/8 – Boston, MA – O’Brien’s Pub w/ bloom, Muddler, and Cardinal
5/9 – Buffalo, NY – Sugar City w/ Druse, Alleys, and Worse Things
5/10 – Toledo, OH – Frankie’s w/ Shitty Neighbors
5/11 – Indianapolis, IN – Terradise w/ Shitty Neighbors
5/12 – Chicago, IL – The Burlington Bar w/ Shitty Neighbors, Oscar Bait, and Boss Fight
5/18 – Montreal, QB – Pouzza Fest
5/21 – Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland w/ Mineral Girls, Cat Tatt, Good Looking Friends, Dollhands