The Rest are a seven-piece chamber pop band from Ontario Canada who have released what we believe will be a sleeper pick for one of the best albums of the year. Everyone All At Once was released online on March 10 (general release is April 21) and our files have not left our player in the last week. The band writes earnest songs that musically contain passages of both quiet harmony and lush orchestration. Lead vocalist Adam Bentley sings with understated strength with enough vulnerability to prevent the songs from becoming pretentious — as does much contemporary chamber pop. The song performed live in the youtube clip embedded above is called “Phonetically, Phonetically” and it appears on the new CD.
The stand-out track on the CD and the one we have played over and over again is entitled “Walk on Water” and is offered as a free mp3 download.
The Rest – Walk on Water MP3 [HERE]
The Rest have never performed live in the United States, and NYCTaper Presents has offered the band a spot at one of our upcoming shows — if the logistics can be worked out, they will appear in NYC in June.
Purchase Everyone All At Once [HERE] and help them get to the U.S.!