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Soundbite: USS – “Medicine”

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Alternative rock band Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (more commonly known as USS) are a true national treasure. With their signature “campfire after-party” vibes, these two crazy, lovable Canadian boys (Ashley Buchholz and Jason “Human Kebab” Parsons) exude wonderful and contagious energy while delivering cleverly-crafted rhymes and catchy two-step rhythms that can keep you humming long after the music’s ended.

Their recent single, “Medicine,” definitely has that toe-tapping quality they’re so adept at capturing. However, though this prescription may have been just what the doctor ordered for fans after eagerly awaiting something new since 2017’s New World Alphabet was released, the lyrics reveal that the medicine involved in the song is a more bitter kind of pill to swallow. “I finally met your monster face to face,” Buchholz sings in his intoxicatingly slick voice, “I got a taste of my own medicine.” Cue the chorus, which comes crashing in: “Taste of my own medicine, t-t-t-t-t-taste” repeats accentuated, and the words and music permeate your brain, encouraging you to sing and move along with them.

Please be advised: USS is known to be highly addictive, and side effects may include intense enjoyment and uncontrollable urges to hit replay.

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