The Canes
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The Canes

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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"Medallion Media Group Signs THE CANES"

Aurora, Illinois—April 19, 2012—Medallion Music, a division of Medallion Media Group Inc., is proud to announce it has become executive producer of Cupid and the Atomic Bomb (working title), the upcoming album from The Canes. The Canes are an alternative rock band from Chicago comprised of four members. Lead vocalist Taylor Phelan and guitarist Micah Garman formed the band and were later joined by Kevin Couch on drums and Joey Beaver on bass.

Drawing influences from contemporary alt-rock and post-punk bands, The Canes and their take-no-prisoners momentum deliver a fearless blend of moving lead lines, soaring vocals, and driving rhythms.

Join the Canes for an engaging show on May 21, 2012, at the Double Door, Chicago, as they open for OK Sweetheart, another Medallion Music artist. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. for the 8:30 show. For more information regarding the event, visit

A division of Medallion Media Group, which also includes Medallion Press and Medallion Movies, Medallion Music is a dynamic music company focused on financially investing in independent artists, allowing them greater opportunities to raise their music’s profile. Located in Aurora, Illinois, Medallion Music seeks to grow its investment portfolio with independent artists who are talented, creative, and marketable.

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Brigitte Shepard. - Medallion Press

"[Band To Watch] The Canes"

The Canes are, I think, an extremely promising alt rock band that currently calls Chicago home. I was fortunate enough to catch their very first live set as a band, which was at the Double Door a few weeks back. Their performance was “show stealing” at the very worst, oh and did I mention it was their FIRST SHOW….EVER?! Below are two videos from their show at the Double Door. “Iron Lung” is a definite favorite of mine. Make sure you watch these videos all the way through. Their music just gets better and better as each song progresses. Also, head over to iTunes and pick up their single -


- Cupid and the Atomic Bomb (exhibit a) EP
- Starry Eyed (Single)



A band from Chicago that is shaping up to be an anomaly to remind us why we all fell in love with music in the first place [Anomaly: Something that deviates away from what is standard, normal, or expected]. All four members of the four-man band have brought a wide variety of influences to the stage and have together developed a sound that intermingles, what seemed to be, juxtaposing musical ideas. With compelling live experiences that are littered with references of U2, The Killers, Mutemath, and Coldplay, it's understandable why The Canes have appealed to such a large demographic and why, in the first year of the band's existence, their fan base has grown exponentially. The growth is expected to continue with the release of their first EP, "Cupid and The Atomic Bomb (exhibit b)", in late August 2012. Earlier in the year, The Canes signed a development contract with Medallion Music Group that would allow them to spend some of May and June recording with Baltimore-based producer, Paul Leavitt. Their debut EP has been far more anticipated than most freshman releases and the projected trajectory for its success is unprecedented [Projected Trajectory: Epoch making]. In May 2012, The Canes put responsibility into the hands of their small, but ever-growing, fan base and launched a Kickstarter Campaign to fund a fall tour. Needless to say, supporters met the challenge with vigor and the ambitious eleven thousand dollar goal was reached. In response, the band launched national tour dates for both August and October of 2012 to promote the release of their EP. This fall, the band will begin writing for, what they hope to be, a full-length album with an unconfirmed release date in the Spring of 2013. Meanwhile, the occult momentum The Canes have generated thus far will presumably rise as empathetic lyrics and fuzzy, shimmering melodies win the hearts of everyone with an ear to listen.