feature article archived at the Broward/Palm Beach New Times website. On to the review:
It wouldn’t be unreasonable to dismiss Ft. Lauderdale’s Remedy Session as the logical offspring of the ever-expanding crop of current emo/pop-punk aggregations, some of whom have already graduated to household-name status. It’s also pretty much indisputable that the Session haven’t been immune to the cross-pollination of these two genres, particularly acts like Hey Mercedes, Anniversary, and the now defunct Jejune. In fact this trio can also claim male and female vocalists suspiciously similar to the Anniversary’s set-up. So what makes The Remedy Session just as effective if not more so? Chalk this up to a subtly cerebral bent with a keen awareness of post-hardcore originators like Jawbox and Friction. A-plus harmonies, and a roiling mid-tempo thrust splendidly propel cuts like “The Final Failure” and “All Circuits Down“ to a higher plateau than the more pedantic output of their contemporaries. Simply put, The Remedy Session stand out.
01. The Final Failure
02. April 25th
04. Starting Over
07. All Circuits Down
09. Seven Year Divide
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