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Medicine is a / band from Los Angeles, USA. They have had two distinct incarnations. The band was first formed in 1991 by guitarist and programmer Brad Laner (aka Electric Company) and signed to Rick Rubin’s American Recordings label the following year. Medicine was/is considered the American response to shoegazing bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Ride and Chapterhouse. With a signature guitar tone, created by running Brad Laner’s guitar through a Yamaha 8-track recorder, Medicine’s music managed to distinguish itself from some of the more noisy and ambiguous endeavours of the shoegazing movement. The band made a brief appearance as themselves in the film The Crow, performing Time Baby III.

Brad Laner broke up the original band in 1995.

In 2003 The Mechanical Forces Of Love was released. For this album Medicine was just a duo, consisting of Brad Laner and singer Shannon Lee (sister of The Crow’s star, Brandon, and daughter of Bruce).

1st April 2013 Brad Laner announces new Medicine track ‘Long As The Sun’ with the original line up, to be downloaded here:


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  • neighborsinging

    October 28th, Henry

    15 Aug 2:45pm Reply
  • henry_hudson

    @gonzeaux - dont hold your breath. took eighteen years between albums last time around.

    11 Aug 6:09pm Reply
  • gonzeaux

    Listened to The Buried Life last night, consider me a new fan. Excited for the new record.

    6 Aug 6:50pm Reply
  • Cylob

    Shoegaze of the 90's - What are the 10 albums you should own? Join the debate!

    6 Jul 12:02pm Reply
  • Sutinen

    Daughter is stunning as hell!

    4 Jun 5:36pm Reply
  • Zioluza

    These guys are one of the more interesting shoegaze bands in terms of song structures, they never get boring.

    25 Apr 5:49am Reply
  • snorphan

    Better than shoegaze (2)

    2 Apr 8:06am Reply
  • Bosc

    Medicine was just added to the Austin Psych Fest lineup. Didn't think it could get better *tears of joy*

    27 Mar 10:26pm Reply
  • NarooN

    <3 Medicine.

    5 Mar 10:15pm Reply
  • phantasm93

    Damn, this stuff is really good. Do you guys know of any other shoegaze bands who nail the noisy/dreamy aesthetic so well?

    16 Feb 7:15pm Reply
  • owlies

    love how all their cover art their new them!!!

    5 Jan 1:56am Reply
  • RussellChap

    Better than shoegaze

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Sanguine9991

    "Daylight" off of "To The Happy Few" is pretty dang awesome.

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Shoegazings

    I'm really digging Miss Drugstore at the moment

    22 Sep 2013 Reply
  • phil_colons

    The new album has some good ideas on it, but my first couple listens didn't scratch the itch like the first three albums and EP. Or the first Amnesia album. It's just not noisy or melodic enough for my tastes. Brad's one of my favorite musicians though, and I've got high hopes for the next album.

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • XMD5a8000

    "The End of the Line" is sublime.

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • GeorgeDrucsen

    Review: Medicine – To The Happy Few [8/10]

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
  • neighborsinging

    Now you'll always remember The Mechanical Forces of Love

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Parabellum13x

    Now we can all forget about The Mechanical Forces of Love. [2]

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • henry_hudson

    Now we can all forget about The Mechanical Forces of Love.

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
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