Today, Medicine shared the video for “Move Along – Down The Road,” a track from their recently released album Home Everywhere. The video was…Read More
Medicine was an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1990 by guitarist/keyboardist Brad Laner.
They are perhaps best known for their cameo appearance in the 1994 film The Crow, in which they performed “Time Baby III”, a track that features guest vocals from the Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser.
Medicine was formed by ex-Savage Republic drummer Brad Laner, based on some four track recordings Laner was working on in 1990. After showing the tapes to some industry people, he was told that if he formed a band that sounded like the tapes, he could get a record deal. Laner then assembled a band of musicians from the L.A. music scene. Medicine’s early lineup included Laner, drummer Jim Goodall, guitarist Jim Putnam, bassist Eddie Ruscha, and singer Annette Zilinskas, an original member of The Bangles. Putnam, Ruscha, and Zilinskas eventually left; the latter was replaced by former Fourwaycross singer Beth Thompson. On the basis of the original demo, the band got signed to Creation Records, becoming the first American band to do so. In America Medicine signed to Rick Rubin’s American Recordings label in 1992. With a signature guitar tone, created by running guitarist’s Brad Laner’s guitar through a Yamaha 4-track recorder, Medicine’s music managed to distinguish itself from some of the more ambiguous endeavours of the shoegazing movement.
Home Everywhere, the second album from Medicine since reuniting last year is out tomorrow via Captured Tracks. Home Everywhere opens with a volley of hook-laden, three-minute noise-pop gems, mutated with Brazilian-inspired sounds and rhythms. From bouncy and moody “Turning,” to distorted guitars and airy vocals on “Move Along:Read More
Last month, Medicine released their first track “Turning” from their forthcoming album Home Everywhere, out October 28th on Captured Tracks. Today, they are back with a new track called “Move Along – Down The Road.” During this past year, Brad Laner, Elizabeth Thompson and Jim Goodall eschewed:Read More
Home Everywhere opens with a volley of hook-laden, three-minute noise-pop gems, mutated with Brazilian-inspired sounds and rhythms. While that may sound incongruous, it’s still Medicinal through and through. Side two begins with something even more unlikely: A light sprinkling of lovely piano and an invitation to relax.Read More
Medicine had quite the 2013. The Los Angeles trio of Brad Laner, Beth Thompson and Jim Goodall, reunited after eighteen years of dormancy and released To the Happy Few, their first studio album in as long. After the album’s release,Read More
Captured Tracks are released a boatload of music for Record Store Day 2014. They have been kind enough to share all the in depth details. Milk’n’Cookies: In the early 1970’s a Long Island power pop group known as Milk’n’Cookies,Read More
Brooklyn-via-San Fran post-punk progenitors Weekend are making a return to New York following last month’s release of their sophomore album Jinx (7/23, Slumberland Records), and recent stint through San Francisco and Los Angeles.Read More
Eighteen years after they called it quits as a working band, 2013 finds the original members of Medicine reunited and proudly offering a newly recorded LP on Captured Tracks. To The Happy Few is the sound of a highly inspired group reclaiming its creative legacy,Read More
2013 finds the original members of Medicine reunited and proudly offering a newly recorded LP on Captured Tracks. To The Happy Few is the sound of a highly inspired group reclaiming its creative legacyRead More