MEDICINE

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MEDICINE

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Another LP of new material by the recently reformed original lineup of Medicine so rather
quickly, you may ask? Yes indeed, pal. “Making records is where it’s at”, says Medicine,
collectively.

During this past year, Brad Laner, Elizabeth Thompson and Jim Goodall eschewed the
90s-nostalgia touring circuit and instead dug deep to bring you Home Everywhere: A
collection of new songs created with a gaze that is omni-directional. An answer to no
other band, movement or genre. An ambitious LP that could be the work of none other
than three lifer music weirdos in full inspiration mode.

Last year’s LP To The Happy Few, their first in 18 years, impressed and perhaps
surprised many with its vital creativity and fiery performances, but Medicine was really
just getting re-acquainted in public.

A very groovy man once suggested in song that one could “arrive without traveling.”
Firmly re-established in the present, Medicine took heed, stayed home and went
everywhere. Visiting large and small land masses, raging seas, urban and rural regions,
people hoping to connect and people in conflict, it’s all in there via sweet harmonies,
crazy stellar drumming, mysterious sounds and several shit-loads of melodic noise guitar
stylings, if you will. And you shall. Because they did. And how.

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. Then comes a tune
featuring the recorded debut of drummer Jim Goodall’s trombone drone stylings before
we reach the true heart of the platter: The LP’s namesake, “Home Everywhere.” An
eleven-and-a-half-minute, multi-part album-within-an-album which begins as a sprightly
celebration of domestic bliss and ends with a comely invitation to leave the planet.
Medicine also managed to leave their suburban Los Angeles studio compound for a few
triumphant comeback shows in Los Angeles, Brooklyn and San Francisco. They
performed a storming set at this year’s Austin Psych Fest, and Brad joined M83 to
perform their collaborative song at the Hollywood Bowl. But mostly, Medicine stayed
home and worked like demons on what we now present to you—and they doubtlessly
have already begun to get back to work. What the hell else are these odd birds going to
do?

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