Finally got my hands on this excellent follow-up to Medicine’s debut ‘Shot Forth Self Living’.
‘The Buried Life’ is a smorgasbord of noisy pop, teeth-rattling guitar squall, and Jesus and Mary Chain-like aural shenanigans. I honestly don’t get why they weren’t any bigger than they were. Hell, other than knowing their song on ‘The Crow’ soundtrack, I was clueless regarding them. These albums are incredible, and their new reunion record ‘To The Happy Few’ is no different.
I hear shoegaze mentioned when people speak of Medicine, and yeah it’s there I guess. But if I had to compare them to another band, I’d say they’re more of a noisier, harsher Olivia Tremor Control. Lots if psychedelic tendencies with experimental recordings and sounds. Of course, that would mean OTC sounds like Medicine as Medicine was out a few years before that Elephant 6 crew. But hey, what’s the difference? I found the correlation so we’ll leave it at that.
If you’re not familiar with Medicine, you should get acquainted.