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Medication release music video for “Stalingrad”

Canadian band Medictation (featuring members of Leatherface and The Sainte Catherines) have released a video for their song “Stalingrad.”

You can check it out below.

“Stalingrad” comes from the bands’ sole album, Warm Places, which was released on January 29th via Paper + Plastick.



Music Video: Medictation – “Saptor Raptor”

Canadian band Medictation (featuring members of Leatherface and The Sainte Catherines) have released a video for their song “Saptor Raptor.”

You can check it out below.

“Saptor Raptor” comes from the bands’ sole album, Warm Places, which was released on January 29th via Paper + Plastick.



Album Review: Medictation – “Warm Places”

I never got into the Sainte Catherines, they were always on my radar but they never quite sunk my battleship. In recent years though, I have become a big ‘ol obnoxious fan of gruff-palm-muted-punk heroes Leatherface. They are one of those rare mergings of interesting music, hooks, and lyricism that turns you to a zealot. Medictation reached my ears by virtue of being the last project of the late Leatherface guitarist Dickie Hammond, who, joined with members of the Sainte Catherines form the lineup for this one-off supergroup.

Warm Places serves as a wonderful, but perhaps unintended tribute to Hammond, because, by virtue of its overall similarities to the Sainte Catherines sound, his guitar playing is the sole, and soul, takeaway. Its the contrast that makes this a new entity. Otherwise, it is a pretty standard tread through modern punk territory, without songwriting that is distinguished enough to make it rise above what the rest of the genre has to offer.

The album begins with “Memories of Youth,” which is actually one of the best songs on Warm Places. It has a cool discordant riff that opens it up before alternating into chugs and arpeggios. The music itself is one of the strongest elements of the album, with plenty of dynamic changes. It very rarely feels like a trek through samey verses and choruses. “Fishing” is another cool song, with another cool riff coupled with jittery energy.

If it was all sonics, Warm Places could be a lifetime favorite. Of anything I’ve heard recently, the sound is immediately interesting and makes a receptive listener out of even the most passive music fan. Fantastic arrangements and great playing throughout aren’t enough in the face of lifeless melodies. Perhaps necessarily, the fretwork is the only element of this album that really pops.

Warm Places is one of those albums that is going to be purely for fans, for others it’ll be curio, or a prominent goodbye to a great punk musician. Those who love it will love the Sainte Catherines as much as Leatherface, and effortlessly put in the time for the hooks to come alive and the words to assume meaning. For others, it’ll be a good album that didn’t have the nerve to be great.

3.5/5



New Video: Medictation (feat. the late Dickie Hammond) – “The Last Rainfall”

Formed from the proverbial ashes of Leatherface and The Sainte Catherines, Medictation sadly only recorded one album, “Warm Places,” before founding member Dickie Hammond passed away. The lead video from that album, for the track “The Last Rainfall,” debuted today. Check it out here.

“Warm Places” was released on January 29th via Paper + Plastick.

 



Medictation streams new album “Warm Places”

Canadian band Medictation (featuring members of Leatherface and The Sainte Catherines) has released their debut album today.  Called Warm Places, the album was put out through Paper + Plastick.  You can stream it here.

Sadly, this album was Leatherface frontman Dickie Hammond’s final release, as he passed away this past November.

 

 



Medictation stream new song “Gods and Glory”

Canadian band Medictation (featuring members of Leatherface) are streaming their new song “Gods and Glory”, taken from their upcoming album Warm Places. You can check it out below.

Warm Places will be released this Friday (January 29th) through Paper + Plastick.



Canadian punk rockers Medictation stream their new single “Memories of Youth”


Featuring members of Leatherface, Canadian band Medictation are celebrating what would have been singer Dickie Hammond’s birthday today by streaming their single “Memories of Youth” from the upcoming album Warm Places which you can check out here.

The band is releasing the album through Paper + Plastick and is scheduled for release on January 29th, 2016.