Formed by former Savage Republic Drummer Brad Laner in 1990, the Los Angeles-based band Medicine, despite several lineup changes that have included Annette Zilinskas, an original member of The Bangles, Fourwaycross’s Beth Thompson and others, originally split up just as the band’s national profile was growing. Media outlets such as Creem, MTV reviewed the band’s first two efforts favorably and their “Time Baby II,” a breezily reworked version of “Time Baby III” appeared in The Crow Soundtrack.
The band’s original lineup reunited for last year’s To The Happy Few, which Captured Tracks released, along with reissues of the band’s seminal first two albums, Shot Forth Self Living and The Buried Life as part of that label’s Shoegaze Archive series. Home Everywhere which is officially out today, is the band’s second full-length since their reunion and the second Captured Tracks release, and on the album’s early singles “Turning” reveals, the album will further cement the band’s cult reputation for noisy, distorted pop. And yet interestingly enough, “Turning” one of the album’s early singles reveals much more than that – even while noisy, the song possesses an incredibly dense and percussive sense of polyrhythm that’s countered by malevolently swirling electronics that make the song seem both danceable and tempestuous.