MEDICINE – To the Happy Few

Album: To the Happy Few

Artist: Medicine

Label: Captured Tracks

Release Date: August 06, 2013

Medicine

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 BY MICHAEL TOLAND

 On the heels of Captured Tracks’ reissues of its seminal albums Shot Forth Self Living and The Buried Life, the core lineup of Medicine – singer Beth Thompson, drummer Jim Goodall and multi-instrumentalist/composer Brad Laner – reunite for a new album. Unsurprisingly, after so much time off and away from each other, the trio sounds revitalized inside the danceable psychedelia of To the Happy Few.

 The band’s M.O. hasn’t changed – it’s a sweet ‘n’ crunchy melange of funky grooves, breathy vocals and Laner’s wild menagerie of riffs, sounds and textures. But the distance between the mid-‘90s and now strips away the clouds of nostalgia for a fresh spring rain, and the melodies powering the tactile “Butterfly’s Out Tonight,” the luscious “Pull the Trigger,” the dreamy “All You Need to Know” and the itchy “Burn It” transcend time in any case. To the Happy Few combines the experience of veterans with the joy of rediscovery. 

 DOWNLOAD: “Butterfly’s Out Tonight,” “Burn It,” “Pull the Trigger”

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