By Melissa Maerz
March 17, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

Pharmacy of Love


”It won’t get easier/It never will,” sighs Bettie Serveert singer Carol van Dyk. Ain’t it the truth: Over almost a decade, the Dutch band watched former tourmates like Dinosaur jr. go mainstream while they clung to the college-radio ?circuit. But struggle definitely ?suits them — you can hear it in their light-socket distortion and the world-weary way van Dyk sings, “I’ve given up on love” on Pharmacy of Love. It’s a challenge ?for you to change her mind. Preferably at her place. Preferably tonight. B

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