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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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  • placebo_molko

    i just heard two songs and i might be overreacting btu they sound like the coolest shoegaze i've heard since MBV

    24 Mar 3:35am Reply
  • math_sb

    I've just discovered Medicine and i'm completely astonished by their music! What a nice trip... and it's true, much better than shoegaze!

    19 Mar 11:44pm Reply
  • Bosc

    Home, Everywhere is a huge step up from To the Happy Few imo (and I didn't dislike that album). Kind of how SFSL and TBL was for me, I find myself coming back again and again and liking it more and more.

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • BonkiBits

    enjoyed the new album! 10/28

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • simillarian

    New album is top notch!

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • larks007

    First Listen: Medicine, 'Home Everywhere' on NPR

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • gottalovett07

    atmosphere. never have i ever heard a record mixed like this.

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • amniocentesis

    Good gravy! This should shake up some AoTY lists. So fucking fresh ...

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • neighborsinging

    October 28th, Henry

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • henry_hudson

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

    11 Aug 2014 Reply
  • gonzeaux

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

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Cylob

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

    6 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Sutinen

    Daughter is stunning as hell!

    4 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Zioluza

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

    25 Apr 2014 Reply
  • snorphan

    Better than shoegaze (2)

    2 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Bosc

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

    27 Mar 2014 Reply
  • NarooN

    <3 Medicine.

    5 Mar 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • owlies

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

    5 Jan 2014 Reply
  • RussellChap

    Better than shoegaze

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
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