Eclectic, boundary defying, and never lacking in sarcastic remarks, The Inoculated Canaries (in.oc.u.lat.ed ca.nar.ies) are a rock and roll force to be reckoned with. Hailing from New York, the “four guys who can’t dance” are striving to leave their musical legacy; inspired by artists such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Nirvana, The Inoculated Canaries are constantly pushing themselves to explore new, innovative sounds while making their presence known.
The unforgettable quartet is composed of Michael Rubin (guitar, vocals), James Terranova (drums), Dylan Gross (bass), and Brian Sweeney (keyboard). Coming from diverse backgrounds and varied musical influences, the band values creativity above all else; striving to combine familiar elements with the unexpected, The Inoculated Canaries attempt to make sense of individualism and humanity in the most honest way possible:
“We want to take those raw human emotions we all feel in the darkness of our minds and write songs about them. We’re not here to be rich or famous, we’re here to be great. To us, Greatness means making music that is real, and we are absolutely relentless about every single note. Greatness means learning from the best, but always being original. Greatness is sometimes having to stick up your middle finger to authority, convention and even the person in the mirror... Side-Effects may include crying, laughing, a sudden sense of existential dread, and/or hearing-loss.”
The rockers are immensely passionate about the music they share and the experience they create for fans. The band had the opportunity to open for The Mowglis in 2017 , COIN in 2019 and played ‘Cult of Personality’ live with Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish of Living Colour.
The Inoculated Canaries also worked directly with Matt Squire (producer of Panic! at the Disco, Ariana Grande, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Demi Lovato and more). They have also worked with producer David Caggiano (who worked with Art Garfunkel).
The Inoculated Canaries' first EP "The Blue Laws" was soon followed by their single "Don't Be Late", a live prog performance "The Fifth Song" and an acoustic version of their song "Jericho". Their second EP "Trying Times" was also followed by singles "Count Me Out", "Who Are You", "The Lawyer's Wife" and "Sneakers".
For Fans Of: Foo Fighters, Thin Lizzy, Steely Dan, Cage the Elephant, Rory Gallagher, Pink Floyd, The Black Keys, Tame Impala and Radiohead
“Their music was so exhilarating and heart pounding”
“Yes this is rock, and yes there is infectious energy, but there are no wasted notes, superfluous chord progressions or overused riffs. ”
“The Inoculated Canaries are bringing back classic rock with a modern twist. They are explosive and dynamic!”
— Aces Magazine
““New York is the home of some of the biggest names in music ranging from Blondie, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and the New York Dolls to KISS, Anthrax, and the Beastie Boys. It has proven, time and time again, that it’s one state that definitely hosts a breeding ground for talent; and with no exception, The Inoculated Canaries are on their way to write their names beside those who laid the road on which they now travel with their latest release, ‘Trying Times’””
“This quartet does an exceptional job of highlighting each member’s unique talent in a way that fuses together in a seemingly effortless way. While they are constantly trying new things, The Inoculated Canaries have a recognizable style and band chemistry that is evident throughout their music...In addition to the incredible sound they have produced with “Sneakers”, The Inoculated Canaries have released an official music video to accompany their track. The video flips back and forth between two sets; one is of the band performing the song in an intimate setting and the other follows the couple being described in the track. “Sneakers” is a metaphor for a relationship; the shoes start in a new and “perfect” condition but eventually are broken in too much to be worn anymore. A line in the chorus of the song states I just keep on waiting for these new kicks to get old, bringing awareness to waiting for things to go wrong before they do, because their is such an exciting inhibition that comes with new relationships. This video is incredibly impressive, because in the four and a half minutes of the video viewers get a very real idea of the couple’s entire relationship in an intimately close distance, while at the same time getting to know the band behind the magic that is The Inoculated Canaries”
““Finally a band that is innovating rock music and bringin what maked and makes rock what it is back. They have a sound and a rhythm that makes you think they’re a world renown veteran band and that’s a quality no one else in the music industry can compete with.””
““Now c’mon, how good is that band name? With a name like that I was never going to pass up this review and when I checked out their video for “Count Me Out” I was hooked. If I had only one word to describe this band it would be eclectic. I always like to find something that is a bit different, a bit out of the box and something that cannot contain itself to one genre and they ticked every box. Wow, I was left breathless with this EP. Something old but so new, a slice of who the fuck knows what(best I can come up with, sorry) but just perfect. I hope I get to see this band live one day as I suspect they are just as colorful on the stage and the big questions…do they have canaries on stage? Do they dress up as canaries? Are they drunk? I need answers””
““So when you are sent a promo kit to review a song video by a band that calls themselves The Inoculated Canaries you surely don't know what to expect. Before opening the stream I'm thinking “It's certainly not going to be thrash or death metal.” All expectations aside I am open to just about anything rock, metal and punk. And what a great surprise these guys were.” ”