Published Sep 28, 2012While Toronto's Medallions are still a relatively unknown entity, their lineup is culled from past members of more established acts controller.controller and Frontier Index. On October 16, the musicians will independently release a self-titled debut album with their latest project.
Medallions' origins can be traced back to 2006, when founder Scott Kaija began sharing a house with singer-drummer Mick Jackson and guitarist John Hunter. Kaija turned his bedroom into a studio and "started writing and recording vocals, guitar and looped drum parts." His roommates chipped in and, with the help of bassist Daniel Brooks, the band was formed.
The album was eventually recorded at 6 Nassau studios in Toronto with producer James Anderson (Great Lake Swimmers, Teenanger, Sandro Perri). The songs, which a press release notes blend post-punk with a range of other influences, are said to offer "a flurry of guitar and vocal harmonies propelled by Jackson's driving beats."
The album will be available digitally and on limited edition vinyl. Although it's being billed as an album, there are actually only six songs, with the tracklist fleshed out by three digital-only remixes. Stream a couple of the songs below the tracklist.
Medallions will launch the album with a Toronto release show on October 11 at the Garrison.
1. I Have Thought of Friends
2. Other Lovers
3. Cut A Stone
4. Dressed Like a Thief
5. Baby Teeth
6. Knock It Down
7. I Have Thoughts of Friends (Pat Dundas Remix)
8. Other Lovers (McNair and Clarke Remix)
9. Cut a Stone (Coins Remix)