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How We Enjoy Our Cousin’s Wedding - A video by Brad Laner and Josh Laner (2002)
Brad Laner’s third planet: Nearest Suns
The Medicine founder’s third solo album out today
Before Neighbor Singing and Natural Selections, Brad Laner’s two solo albums that brightened an entire decade of Hometapes, there was Medicine. This year saw the return of Brad’s pioneering shoegaze group, with the release of To the Happy Few and the reuniting of a band made legendary by its sheer defiance of the calendar. Nothing ever ends. And nothing ever happens in isolation. In tandem with the kindling of this old flame was the swirling dream of Brad Laner, alone, in his home studio in southern California. Nearest Suns, out today on Hometapes (alongside our friends Drawing Room Records; full disclosure: they’re from Arkansas, too), is the song that keeps playing once the house lights come up and you hop in your car to make that windows-down drive home.
Along with the release of the single “Be Gone” (check it out via today’s SPIN premiere) is a handmade video showing just how Brad’s music is made. He’s continuing a tradition of home recording that has been his language for decades. The result? He’s really, really good it at. Check out Nearest Suns today. Take the long way home and visit Neighbor Singing and Natural Selections, too. You pass by them every day — and once you see them, you won’t believe you’ve never seen them before.
Nearest Suns is pressed in a limited edition of 1000 LPs. Five hundred are available in wild red/yellow haze vinyl. All include deluxe packaging with an 18”x24” poster, all designed by the wizard Robert Beatty. All mailorder customers get colored vinyl, while supplies last. Click click!
Brad Laner - Nearest Suns LP
01. Be Gone
02. Time Balm
04. Summer Rudder
05. Dream Drug
06. Equals Sky
07. Nearly Hospital High
08. Holiday King
10. A Blue Morning
11. None of the Above
12. Eight Question Marks
FEATURING ART by Robert Beatty
Shhhhh ! Don’t tell anyone, but you can now purchase my 3rd solo LP, Nearest Suns (click the pic). It’s got incredible, mysterious cover art and a deluxe poster designed by Robert Beatty and is pressed on fancy red and yellow haze vinyl. Just please keep this under your hat, alright ?