Medicine by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors was the first vinyl featured on Magnolia Record Club in December 2015. It was recorded over nine days in the summer of 2014 at Middletree Studios in East Nashville, TN. The vinyl sleeve features black and white photos by Eric Ryan Anderson. The album itself was released in January 2015 and is Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors’ most successful album to date.
Early subscribers were treated with an Early Bird Bonus album: Live from Eddie's Attic 7". Eddie's Attic, located in Decatur, GA, is a special venue to Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. Drew describes the venue as the place where they really earned their stripes as a band, and where he learned to perform as a songwriter. The 7" bonus album includes a few B-sides from their early days when they played at the venue.
The “Medicine” vinyl that was sent to the Magnolia Record Club subscribers came signed by Drew Holcomb himself, with a sticker and a shirt, and a personal note from Drew (which is included in every monthly subscription box).
Note from Drew
This has been a great year for me and the band. Sold Out show at The Ryman. Playing on Jimmy Kimmel. Red Rocks, The Greek Theatre. Double Header at The Bijou Theatre. But honestly, the best thing is how much people have let this album in. It has sold way more than any other album we’ve every made. We continue to hear stories about the songs and what they mean to people. It’s the artists dream.
We recorded this album in 9 days. That is fast. We didn't mean to do it fast, it just happened that way. We recorded one song at a time, completely, start to finish, without going back and adding a bunch of ear candy. Just us playing the songs. A few words about some of my favorite songs....
Shine Like Lightning - This is a love letter from the band to our fans. Those of you who have been with us for 1 day or 3000 days, who continue to believe in what we do, regardless of what the radio people and the critics say.
Here We Go - I wrote this one after we played Bonnaroo. We had just seen Paul McCartney play and were sitting in lawn chairs outside our bus drinking red wine under the dark summer sky, playing music and records for each other. Records that we loved that we wanted each other to know about. “Music, makes you feel good, makes you feel understood,” came out of those sacred hours.
Avalanche - One of the most fun songs to record. It's melancholy but its' really groovy. The kind of groovy where you want to be with the one you love in an intimate place, alone. At least that is what I hope it feels like!
Here We Go
Shine Like Lightning
You’ll Always Be My Girl
The Last Thing We Do
When It’s All Said And Done