It was while driving a rental car through California that Matt Mays first heard The Meds. Having brought no music to listen to, Mays found a demo CD in his duffle bag simply titled √¢‚Ç¨≈ìThe Meds√¢‚Ç¨¬ù, that had been given to him earlier that summer. He liked what he heard. He decided then and there that the band was would be a perfect fit for his first project as a music producer. Within a week Matt travelled from San Francisco to Charlottetown to meet the band and the planning started.
There ended up being more material than Matt, or even The Meds, knew what to do with. Many studio sessions followed, including stints in San Francisco, and East Berlin, Shad Bay, and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Originally setting out to make a debut album, The Meds and Mays ended up recording enough material for multiple albums, with much of this work destined for The Meds debut full-length album set for release in 2013. While working on the recording of The Meds original catalogue, Mays was concurrently completing work on his fifth studio album titled √¢‚Ç¨≈ìCoyote.√¢‚Ç¨¬ù
When it came time for Mays to tour the country promoting "Coyote", The Meds were honoured to be chosen to provide direct support to Mays throughout his national tour. It was then decided that The Meds self-titled EP would be the band√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s introduction to national audiences.
Through fall 2012, The Meds and Matt Mays played a six-week, 22 show tour that included shows in every province in Canada. Not only was this an unbelievable opportunity to showcase The Meds to national audiences, the band had the good fortune of playing sold out shows in many of Canada√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s most iconic venues, including: The Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver), The Starlite Room (Edmonton), The Pyramid (Winnipeg), and The Phoenix Concert Theatre (Toronto).
This unprecedented debut tour has given The Meds the opportunity to showcase their live rock show, as well as their freshly released debut EP, to a national market. Based on the success of this tour, The Meds will release their full-length album in 2013, and will continue touring Canada in support of their live show and recorded material.