Out Now! The Rising Few 'Sinners On St. Laurent' A Tribute To Montreal; Music Video 'I Want You Now'
Montreal, QC's The Rising Few are proud to announce the official release of their debut album 'Sinners On St. Laurent', out this week on Tuesday, March 25th (iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/sinners-on-st-laurent/id825932330). The album is a tribute to the city that has given so much to vocalist Karim Terouz, a professional illustrator whom left his hometown of Cairo, Egypt to embrace the blistering Canadian winters and the lively music scene that Montreal is internationally known for.
''Finally a songbook to reflect that scene we got here in Montreal, an album that honestly and sincerely depicts the sultry colours of Monty by night...and the morning after! To be able to catalogue my time and experience coming here, to engage the youth with an emancipation in songwriting is more than the life I wanted for myself, I am finally comfortable and it all starts with this album.'' says Terouz.
Accompanying Terouz in his true passion of music are Hubert Tremblay (Guitars) and Andrew Sudlow (Bass) whom he met when he first started visiting every open mic night imaginable in the city. He was then later joined by Isaac Gesse (Trumpet) and Harvey Bienaime (Drums) to complete The Rising Few and create a fusion of folk, blues, rock and pop that the band showcases with its influences from Cat Stevens, The Tragically Hip and Bruce Springsteen, as well as Terouz’s Egyptian heritage with the band’s R&B / soul inspirations.
Performing over 30 live shows since first beginning on the scene and a first place win at the LME showcase competition (http://www.landmarkevents.net) in which the band beat out 200+ others for top honours. The Rising Few is excited to indulge music fans in some “punchy Montreal soul" with this debut produced by the great Glen Robinson known for his mixing and mastering credits on projects with Dave Grohl’s Probot, The Ramones, David Bowie, AC/DC, Keith Richards, The Tea Party, Grim Skunk, Ringo Starr, The Beach Boys and many more over the course of his career.
I Want You Now - http://youtu.be/zKuTme6WpRU
Sinners On St. Laurent (Radio edit version) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g33-n4Bvqv8
Upcoming Show Dates:
April 8 - Montreal, QC (Old Port) - Galerie 203 - 9pm
"Rising Few’s eclectic debut captures Plateau vibe: Sinners on St. Laurent marries folk and blues with artfully constructed, narrative-driven melodic rock writing." - Montreal Gazette
“Ce qui est certain, c’est que ‘The Rising Few’ donne un sentiment réellement Montréalais! Entre leurs paroles anglaises et françaises, les mélodies dynamiques et sereines et les paroles parlant d’amour et de solitude, on peut imaginer les petits cafés du plateau, les bars animés de St. Laurent et les rues vives et pleines d’énergie de Montréal!” – The Indie Blender
"Their debut album begins with the title track “Sinners On St. Laurent” you will be quickly taken away by the smoothing vocals of Karim Terouz. Karim’s smooth and slick sounding Jazz/pop vocals graciously flow throughout the song. As well as the vocals the lyrics are quite cleverly written by Karim as well, the lyrics come straight from the visual exposures from which Karim has taken in while living in Montreal. The instrumental aspect of the song goes perfectly hand in hand with the vocals as well. . If you are intrigued by lyrics such as I am you will be delighted with the full composition and arrangement of the song. " - Kingston Music Reviews
Track Listing: Sinners On St. Laurent
1. Sinners On St-Laurent (Radio Edit) [Music Video] [Soundcloud] [Bandcamp]
2. I Want You Now [Music Video] [Soundcloud] [Bandcamp]
3. The Start
4. Date In Montreal
5. Not This Time
6. Tomorrow’s Lullaby
8. A Little Longer
Sinners On St-Laurent (Studio Version)*bonus
My Dying Days *bonus
Date Acoustic *bonus
The Start Acoustic *bonus
Tomorrow’s Lullaby (Acoustic Version) *bonus
In addition to being the musicians, The Rising Few are also all the filmmakers, photographers, designers, actors, directors that lend their talent to the artistic spectrum with their illustrations, paintings, designs, photography and film all under one thematic roof, which can be seen in their two music videos 'Sinners On St. Laurent' and 'I Want You Now' plus signed 12x12 high res illustrations created by Karim Terouz (art pics below) and available with purchase of the physical copy of the album (order link: http://therisingfew.bandcamp.com/album/sinners-on-st-laurent)
''As an illustrator myself, how can I not visually tackle the characters and themes I create for the songs...after all it's all storytelling, and the more you dwell in THE ART of your craft, the more you are at peace with the questions that surround it...you know what they say, The Devil's in the Details !'' says Karim Terouz.
To view more creations, please visit the following link: The Art of The Rising Few...'' from Scratch to Sainthood'': https://www.behance.net/The_Rising_Few
Video Portfolio: http://vimeo.com/19985490
For more info, please visit the following links:
Official Website: http://www.therisingfew.com
EPK - http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-the-rising-few-sinners-on-st-laurent-2014-release-date-march-25-2014/