Taking Meds have released an incredibly hooky new single, ‘Memory Lane.’ Out today via Smartpunk Records, the track is a three minute blast of ’90s-influenced alternative rock that hints at what’s to come this year from the New York based four-piece.
Produced/recorded by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios (The Armed, Joyce Manor, NAILS), ‘Memory Lane’ is the first new music from Taking Meds since the release of their 2021 full-length, ‘Terrible News From Wonderful Men’, and it flies out of the gate with big guitars and bigger melodies that never let up. The group seamlessly merge college rock catchiness with the energy and bite of their post-hardcore roots, making for the kind of track that’s sure to have you hitting repeat the second it’s done.
Vocalist/guitarist Skylar Sarkis discussed the new song and direction, saying: “I like retreating into fantasy when I’m feeling dissatisfied with reality because fantasy doesn’t have to consider any downsides. My current favorite is moving into the mountains and never talking to anyone again. However, the most common one for me has always been nostalgia. This song is pretty much about that. Musically, it’s pretty new territory for us. We wanted to write big choruses and big leads because that’s what we want to hear right now. Nobody has ever agreed on a classification for our music so everyone has always just called us a rock band. Now they can finally be right. You’re welcome.”
Taking Meds have also announced a run of U.S. tour dates that includes shows with Superheaven, GEL, Somerset Thrower, Ridgeway, LURK, and more. See full itinerary below and stay tuned for more from Taking Meds in 2023.