What do you get when eclectic creativity gets twisted with diverse musical influences and incubates in an atmosphere of unrestrained inspiration? The hatching of The Inoculated Canaries. With The Inoculated Canaries you get a full on aural and visual package of brightly intense ingenuity and polished musicianship.
The New York foursome is rounded out by Michael Rubin on guitar and vocals, James Terranova on drums, Dylan Gross on bass and Brian Sweeney on Keys. With their diverse musical interests spanning from Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrex to Punk Rock sensibility a la Green Day, Blink 182, Streetlight Manifesto and Reel Big Fish, mixed with their formal jazz training and performance to the dramatic flair of musical theater, these guys bring a lot more to the table than anything categorizable, and it shows.
“The Canaries has felt like 10 different bands throughout its lifespan,” says Michael, “We keep adding to our style because there are so many great influences we can learn from. I spend 8 - 9 hours a day with these jerks and it absolutely contributes to how tight our live shows are. I know what James is going to do before James even knows he’s gonna do it.”
Their debut EP, THE BLUE LAWS, was soon followed by the singles “DON’T BE LATE” and the acoustic version of “JERICHO”.
Our songs come from personal experiences: beginnings and ends, loves and loss. Ultimately to experience as much as possible and to not take yourself too seriously” - The Inoculated Canaries.
Years of live performances also include opening for The Mowgli’s at Winterfest.
The band most recently announced the release of their long awaited follow up EP, TRYING TIMES with the unveiling of a colorful and irreverent music video for the track “COUNT ME OUT”.
The band’s mission is simple: to bring back ROCK! And while that’s a mission a lot of emerging artists are taking on, its one that this quartet is uniquely suited to addressing.
“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’””
““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.” ”
““There is something in the fire when it is set to blaze, a classic flame, with an ignition that you immediately recognize as something you are going to want to remember, hold, and own for your own- this is that lit flame created by the multi-talented rock band The Inoculated Canaries. This is rock n rollers dream batch of cooley hatched tuneage!” ”