Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Western Medication's 'Problems in D.C.' [Fresh Vid]

Posted By on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 5:30 AM

Back in January, local garage punks Western Medication released their The Painted World EP via Jeffery Drag Records. Among the four songs on the EP was the potent and condensed, fuzz- and reverb-drenched rock 'n' roll stomp-along "Problems in D.C.," which clocks in at a breezy minute and 15 seconds. Well, Medication has a new video for the tune — watch it above — and it features some sharp-looking political-figure-skewering animated lampoonery, not to mention the band members performing while decked out in some rubber prez masks (Nixon, etc.).

For Impose Magazine's premiere of the vid, Western Medication frontman Justin Landis penned a little something about the genesis of both the song and the video. "The video was being made right around the presidential elections last year so it was really fun to dig through all of my books and magazines to try and find the right expressions for the political figures," writes Landis. "The song is obviously about 'Problems in D.C.' Not so much about a hatred for political opinions but more about the idea of a political system that works the same way as a company would. Our Leaders of Men are doing nothing more than looking for the best deal from lobbyists that will help them reach their goal of staying in political power."

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