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CD Review: Free Medicine

The Pill (self-released)

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This local rock band features a couple of members from the Sign-Offs, the now-defunct post-punk act that always seemed to be on the verge of breaking big. On their debut (the album comes on a pill-shaped USB drive), Free Medicine picks up where the Sign-Offs left off. The opening track, "ReEvolution" draws heavily from industrial rock but retains a clear melody, and "Leave Me for Dead" has Foo Fighters-like energy but sounds nastier as the guitars are distorted to the point that they sound like chainsaws. "Bless You with Gasoline" also offers up industrial strength rock with a twist as the band carries on the legacy left behind by Filter and Nine Inch Nails. — Jeff Niesel

Free Medicine performs with Ragers and Italian Sound Machine at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at McCarthy's in the Flats.

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