Music Industry News Network [03-06-2014]

Montreal's The Rising Few Offer Signed Illustrations By Vocalist Karim Terouz With Pre-Order Of New Album 'Sinners On St. Laurent'; Music Video 'I Want You Now'



Music is art and art is music! The Rising Few are not just the musicians, they 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.

As the band prepares for the release of their debut album 'Sinners On St. Laurent' on March 25th, vocalist / front man Karim Terouz, an illustrator by trade is sharing with fans signed 12x12 high res illustrations he created for pre-orders of the album. (art pics below) (pre-order link:

''As an illustrator myself, how can I not visually tackle the characters and themes I create for the songs...afterall 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 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'':
Video Portfolio:

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To pre-order the album w/ choice of bonus prints signed by artist and vocalist Karim Terouz, please visit the following link:

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
7. Soleil
8. A Little Longer

Bonus Tracks:
Sinners On St-Laurent (Studio Version)*bonus
My Dying Days *bonus
Date Acoustic *bonus
The Start Acoustic *bonus
Tomorrow’s Lullaby (Acoustic Version) *bonus

About: The Rising Few was born when professional illustrator Karim Terouz left his hometown of Cairo at the age of 25, he not only made the ballsy decision to brace the blistering Canadian winters, he also chose to seek out a whole new career path in Montreal.

Turning to his true passion – music – Terouz began visiting every open mic night imaginable, which is how he came to discover Hubert Tremblay (Guitars) and Andrew Sudlow (Bass), the rest (Isaac Gesse on Trumpet and Harvey Bienaime on Drums) followed through to complete The Rising Few.

Fusing folk, blues, rock and pop, The Rising Few found their sound. One which showcases influences such Cat Stevens, The Tragically Hip and Bruce Springsteen, as well as Terouz’s Egyptian heritage with the band’s R&B / soul inspirations.

30 live shows later and a first place win at the LME showcase competition ( in which the band beat out 200+ others for top honours, the band is ready to indulge music fans in some “punchy Montreal soul" with their upcoming album 'Sinners On St. Laurent' set for release on March 25th.

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. 'Sinners On St. Laurent' is the perfect soundtrack for Canada's most vibrant city.

"'Sinners On St. Laurent' is really an observation of the new guy in town and written with a slight abstract touch to leave the space for the listener to relate to his/her own experiences. It depicts the colours and sultry details of the city's nightlife.” comments vocalist/guitarist Karim Terouz.

Upcoming Show Dates:

April 8 - Montreal, QC (Old Port) - Galerie 203 - 9pm

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