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30 July 2013

Stream Medicine's Blissful Psych-Gaze Reunion LP To the Happy Few - cross posted from Spin.

Los Angeles-bred '90s heroes return after 18-year absence 

With all due respect, shoegaze's history wasn't written by English bands alone. Out in Los Angeles, a group called Medicine were adding to the '90s art form in their own way, tempering all that guitar wash and rhythmic drone with bright, psychedelic notions and unexpected shifts in arrangement. Though prolific founder Brad Laner released an album under the Medicine name (The Mechanical Forces of Love, featuring accompaniment from Bruce Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee) the band's original lineup has been inactive for the past 18 years. On August 6, they'll release their first new set of songs together since 1995's Her Highness