I swear I’m not a violent guy. But do you ever get the feeling when listening to a band that you could beat all of their songs up just for fun? That the songs are like cotton candy being made right in front of you with every spin of the record? The curious thing about The Pharmacy is that I want to treat their songs like a younger sibling; protect their actions a little, even though I don’t quite understand their curious ways. If you can imagine the non-sweater-vest-preachy bits to The Weakerthans mixed in with the light-but-tricky pop of XTC, or a contender for the soundtrack to The Royal Tenenbaums, you’d get a feeling of The Pharmacy. Not what I normally listen to, but they’re pleasant, and I can’t deny that my head bopped along to their songs.
–todd (Tic Tac Totally)