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The best kept secret in music

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"I'm not talking about Jimmy Eat World-meets-Get Up Kids whiny emo pop here. This is full-tilt, classic screaming, Dischord-style punk rock> Every song on A Sound of Summer Running is drenched in the stuff, from the radio ready "Sixteen" to the harsh and grating "P.S: I've Lost It!"...Obviously fans of Rites of Spring and Fugazi are also advised to check it out as well."

- Michial Farmer


"Four guys who take their musical cues from the likes of Fugazi, Mogwai, Girls Against Boys, Radiohead and even the pop-core sound of Tool...it is at once punk-pure and always independently minded. The latest release is number four on the Scissors and Blue Series featuring Canary. It puts one in mind of the DC punk scene of the late '80's and is even better for it's rough edge - something that's coming back into vogue lately, as we all know. This is the original thing." - Sarah Lee


"This(scissors and blue #4) split EP is a tremendous change for Canary. The production is cleaner, the songs are more concise, and the band is less reliant on it's Fugazi influence...Canary's new sound is engaging." - Lars Gotrich


Discography

"a sound of summer running" LP 2001
on cut & paste

"scissors & blue #4" split EP 2002
with cut & paste/velvet blue music

covered the prayer chain's "antarctica" for the "salutations" tribute CD
2002 audio lab records

singles on radio now:
"73 seconds"
"this girl's theme"
"radio: K/I/D/S"
"diamonds are forever"
"make up"

we can be heard nationally and internationally on college and rock radio,
and have charted regionally on WTXR Toccoa, WSBF Clemson, and WUOG Athens.

Streaming @ MP3.com/canaryislands

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

What started as a way to write songs and make noise three years ago has become a serious rock band (is that an oxymoron?) with the lofty goal of making lasting music: what we call Canary.

Canary is kind of like Mogwai, The Cure, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Interpol getting together to hang out downtown, when they notice The Smiths across the street and are forced to wave politely. Get it?

We make small Toccoa, GA our home, where we run our own decently-equipped recording studio and try to support our micro-music scene. Canary has played all over the southeast at clubs and festivals and has been an integral part of the cut & paste collective: a group of bands from all over the U.S. that put their combined resources together to help themselves and each other.

We would enjoy playing our music for you.