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King Falcon: Love & Hate

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Alternative Addiction recently talked with King Falcon's Michael Rubin about the band and his complex relationship with drummer James Terranova.

April 27, 2020


Michael Rubin and James Terranova are half of the rock band The Inoculated Canneries. They’re also all of new rock act King Falcon. The band recently made their debut with their single “Shake! Shake! Shake!” and they’ve been generating some decent buzz around that single since it came out. Alternative Addiction recently talked with Michael Rubin about King Falcon and his complex relationship with Terranova.

“I’m 21 and I’ve been in the Inoculated Canneries since I was 13,” said Rubin when talking about his shift towards King Falcon even though The Inoculated Canaries remain active. “That’s when I started the band. The members have changed somewhat, but James and I have been in that band for seven years – the entirety of it. I always say that James is my best friend and my arch-nemesis. I absolutely hate him, but I couldn’t image doing any kind of creative project without him because we work so well together. The Canaries were about being a throwback rock band. I think a while into it we realized that if we wanted to do more stuff with mainstream music, we had to do something different. The music was too strange to do anything with the mainstream. We love it and we want to keep doing it, but we want to something more mainstream too.”

Rubin and Terranova didn’t know what kind of mainstream music they wanted to make; they just knew they wanted to make something more modern than what they’d been making. That’s when they flew out to L.A. to work and they made “Shake! Shake! Shake!”

When you’re listening through “Shake! Shake! Shake!” it definitely has some classic influences but there’s a modern sound to it too. There’s no denying that there’s a lot of magic in the chemistry that Rubin and Terranova have. That’s what makes their love/hate relationship so interesting.

“We’re just fundamentally different people. James loves to have everything planned out. He’s a studio engineer and he like to change frequencies tiny amounts and deal with nerd gear and plug wires in. He looks like an old telephone operator plugging things in the studio. James is that kind of guy. I’m very much a wing it, let’s figure it out as we go kind of guy. Those two personalities don’t interact with each other in a super great way all the time, but I think we find a happy medium where we can get things done. It takes the best of both of us that’s why we work well together but it’s also why we butt heads.” added Rubin.

However they work together, there’s something to it. King Falcon’s shows have been postponed like everybody else’s but when they get back to it, they’ll have something to build on. -aa




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King Falcon: Love & Hate

April 27, 2020

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Alternative Addiction recently talked with King Falcon's Michael Rubin about the band and his complex relationship with drummer James Terranova.

Michael Rubin and James Terranova are half of the rock band The Inoculated Canneries. They’re also all of new rock act King Falcon. The band recently made their debut with their single “Shake! Shake! Shake!” and they’ve been generating some decent buzz around that single since it came out. Alternative Addiction recently talked with Michael Rubin about King Falcon and his complex relationship with Terranova.

“I’m 21 and I’ve been in the Inoculated Canneries since I was 13,” said Rubin when talking about his shift towards King Falcon even though The Inoculated Canaries remain active. “That’s when I started the band. The members have changed somewhat, but James and I have been in that band for seven years – the entirety of it. I always say that James is my best friend and my arch-nemesis. I absolutely hate him, but I couldn’t image doing any kind of creative project without him because we work so well together. The Canaries were about being a throwback rock band. I think a while into it we realized that if we wanted to do more stuff with mainstream music, we had to do something different. The music was too strange to do anything with the mainstream. We love it and we want to keep doing it, but we want to something more mainstream too.”

Rubin and Terranova didn’t know what kind of mainstream music they wanted to make; they just knew they wanted to make something more modern than what they’d been making. That’s when they flew out to L.A. to work and they made “Shake! Shake! Shake!”

When you’re listening through “Shake! Shake! Shake!” it definitely has some classic influences but there’s a modern sound to it too. There’s no denying that there’s a lot of magic in the chemistry that Rubin and Terranova have. That’s what makes their love/hate relationship so interesting.

“We’re just fundamentally different people. James loves to have everything planned out. He’s a studio engineer and he like to change frequencies tiny amounts and deal with nerd gear and plug wires in. He looks like an old telephone operator plugging things in the studio. James is that kind of guy. I’m very much a wing it, let’s figure it out as we go kind of guy. Those two personalities don’t interact with each other in a super great way all the time, but I think we find a happy medium where we can get things done. It takes the best of both of us that’s why we work well together but it’s also why we butt heads.” added Rubin.

However they work together, there’s something to it. King Falcon’s shows have been postponed like everybody else’s but when they get back to it, they’ll have something to build on. -aa

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