Published Nov 09, 2011While Brooklyn imprint Captured Tracks touts a roster of current new wave-inspired acts (Craft Spells, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils) recent reissues for acts such as the Wake have the label's sights set on post-punk's past as well. Keeping in line with their retro M.O., the company has just announced it will be rereleasing work from fuzzy California dream poppers Medicine.
Pitchfork reports that the group's earliest full-length's, 1992's Shot Forth Self Living and 1993's The Buried Life, will get the deluxe treatment, with expanded packages for both efforts arriving on CD and double LP on April 17.
Tracklistings have yet to appear, but Medicine main man Brad Laner is said to be searching for rare goodies to stash in the sets. This could include the unused material the group recorded with esteemed arranger Van Dyke Parks, who they collaborated with on The Buried Life's "Live It Down."
Medicine folded back in 1995 following the release of Her Highness, but members Laner and Shannon Lee revived the band in 2003 and issued The Mechanical Forces of Love that year.