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  • 11/09/2007

Brad Laner Scores Shoegaze Documentary

Rather than sit down to ponder a follow-up to his first official solo album (Neighbor Singing, released Tuesday on Hometapes), Medicine member Brad Laner has chosen to score a film. Eric Green's Beautiful Noise is a documentary about shoegazer music that follows such likely acts as My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cocteau Twins, as well as contemporary bands like Serena-Maneesh and Ladytron, who are still incorporating elements of shoegaze into their music.

It remains to be seen if Green can tell us something new about the genre that started a movement (and eventual backlash) of distortion, droning guitars, and muted vocals. Early buzz is positive, and he is said to be focusing on the late-'80s and early-'90s, during the genre's "first wave."

Laner has been commissioned to write the film's soundtrack. His band Medicine is the only American outfit profiled in the film.

Download "Out Cold" by Brad Laner.

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