Canary Girls’ music is catchy – there is barely a ballad in sight – and the hooks are as serious as the band is talented. It wasn’t easy, and that vision took some real ambition, says Eager, “We locked ourselves away for almost a year. We turned down shows. We bought a bunch of analog synths, both old and new.
We learned new software and programming. We pushed ourselves to not only think differently about music, but also about what we, ourselves, were doing as musicians.” The band took its time to do it right, carefully shaping its creative output, going through dozens of versions of each song until it met the high bar of craftsmanship the band had set for itself. Live, everything – keyboard, bass, drums, and guitar – is played by human beings. And the show is a good one, evidenced by the group’s willingness to take the crowd with them through songs that make you dance, played by people who take their musicianship seriously.
It’s not gone unnoticed, as the group has earned gigs at Town Ballroom, Nietzsche’s, Mohawk Place, DBGBs, and other Western New York venues, winning over crowds as a new band making more than a few new fans. New songs in hand, Canary Girls hit the studio, entering the esteemed GCR Audio in Buffalo to record the songs for its first full-length LP, Everything is Changing, to be released in March 2012. “I suppose when it comes down to it, we’re faithful to the past, but we want to create for the future. We want to stay true to our vision.
We had reformed simply because we wanted to do something different, something better. And that’s what we did,” says Eager. If the choice to challenge oneself to do better is always an option, then Canary Girls remind us all of the possibility that, with the right vision, everything can change. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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