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"CANOROUS’ FIRST ALBUM, FACE THE MUSIC – VOLUME I, WILL PREMIERE WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVELY at CANOROUS.FM AND IN THEIR IPHONE/IPOD ALBUM APPLICATION"



Entire album plus singles in Mandarin, Espanol, Francais and exclusive music video will be available in the Apple App store on iTunes.

September 29, 2009 — Brooklyn, NY — CANOROUS, a Electro/Folk/Pop Protest band and a leading human rights awareness advocate, announced today that "Face the Music – Volume I", the band’s first studio album, will be available in its entirety exclusively in their iPhone/iPod album application on October 16 2009 in the Apple App Store. A first for any band anywhere, their iPhone/iPod album application will also include an astounding five singles available in four different languages: English, Mandarin, Spanish and French and an interactive Fan Wall and exclusive Music Video. The Canorous iPhone/iPod application will be available 14 days before the album’s North American release on October 30, 2009 in iTunes and Amazon mp3 as well as these digital and mobile storefronts wordwide found here: http://www.dittomusic.com/premium.php. An exclusive music video for their first single, “Heart Burned Away“ will be only available in their iPhone/iPod application. Additionally, Canorous will make available their entire album exclusively available to the Press in streaming full song clips on their band’s EPK at http://canorous.fm between September 29 and October 15th 2009.

“Our iPhone/iPod application allows us to communicate our humanitarian message in as many markets as possible while still controlling our content.” says the band’s lead singer, writer and keyboardist, Yurovski. Yurovski also claims that there are other magnanimous elements at work in taking a global approach to their recording and distribution, “we are targeting all fans with a moral conscience who, until now, have been silent and need only a little musical inspiration to provoke them to take action.”

In addition to “Face the Music – Volume I,” Canorous will debut their second album, called, “Face the Music – The Singles”-- a 15 track collection of all Canorous’ singles sung in Mandarin, Espanol and Francais--on iTunes, Amazon mp3, and many other digital and mobile music storefronts worldwide on October 31st 2009. A RIM Blackberry album application is also planned for release in November 2009.

In many ways, “Face the Music – Volume I” is an album that is a throwback to more than one era—the 60’s, with it’s protest and social justice core—and the 80’s, with the band’s extensive use of analog synthesizers, it’s Electro, Folk, Pop indeed. “The influences of the protest movement in the 1960’s and the sounds of analog synthesizers are a response to my upbringing, where it was encouraged to question authority and where I was trained in classical piano, voice and listened to Jean Michel Jarre recordings on my parents turntable,” says Yurovski.

Canorous also plan an extensive tour to highlight their unique and patented live show experience this winter around their iPhone/iPod and upcoming Blackberry application that also include mobile alerts and m-ticketing. “We really can’t say too much about it, as all the big music media company attorneys would be all over us trying to figure out how we outsmarted them” Yurovski jokes.

Check out Canorous on Myspace: http://myspace.com/canorous

Press/media inquiries only: E-mail: press@canorous.fm

For booking queries: E-mail: book@canorous.fm

All other inquiries to be addressed to: question@canorous.fm - http://canorous.fm


Discography

LP - "Face the Music - Volume I" Release Date: 30th October 2009
LP - "Face the Music - The Singles [in four languages Espanol, Francais & Mandarin"
Release Date: 30th October 2009
Apple iPhone Album App 29th October 2009
Google Android Album App 21st July 2010

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CANOROUS Canorous are: Yurovski – Voice, Keyboards, Programming, Bass Suhana – Backing Voices, Keyboards Mozsiki - Drums & Percussion Canorous is a Folktronica Protest Pop Band: We are the first band who writes and performs music dedicated to humanitarian relief, social justice and human rights awareness. Every Canorous’ song has a distinctive activist theme. Canorous does not seek to wait and see if the world will change or care about Rock ego: they are about education and action. Canorous seeks to create awareness of major social issues today—as well as those that time forgot—to their fans around the world so that the band can in turn support their fans as they take up direct action locally. With band members from and based in Southern Asia, Eastern Europe and the U.S.A., they are truly a global band serving the needs of a global world. Yurovski (b. July Pierre Chowdhury, Chelsea, London UK, who later became a U.S. Citizen as Adam Pierre Yurow) is the founder, lead singer, composer, keyboardist and programmer and brainchild of Canorous. Yurovski is a Bangladeshi Muslim, who actually grew up and was raised in Washington D.C. to adoptive Jewish parents. His material birth family has a famous artistic pedigree, in which his Birth Uncle, Rocky Shahan Chowdhury, played bass with David Bowie’s first band, The Konrads, in London during the early 60’s and also won the International Song Festival in the early 70’s. His Maternal Birth Grandfather Babul Chowdhury founded a Dance Company in the early 1950’s that is still alive to this day in Dhaka Bangladesh: Yurovski’s Birthmother was the child star in his Grandfather’s Dance troupe that toured the globe. Yurovski’s stage name, on the other hand, comes from his great, great uncle, Yakov Yurovski, who along with about six others Bolsheviks, assassinated the last Tsar of Russia as well as his entire family. His early music influences came from the Jewish Synagogue (Temple), in which his family regularly attended. Noticing that Yurovski had an ear for music at a very early age, his parents began sending him to study piano, violin and composition at age seven and voice at age nine to the Selma Levine School in Washington, D.C. He was regularly asked to sing voice solos throughout his youth and high school years as well at his Synagogue youth choir. It was at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Maryland, USA however, that he formed his first (and only other) band, Ippi Tombi (which means Happy Times in Swahili) with Mozsiki (b. July Imre Viktor Mozsik, Budapest, Hungary), the current Drummer of Canorous. After high school, and realizing that a career in the music industry at that time was like going to work for The Mob—or a bunch of socially accepted gangsters--Yurovski decided to pursue a business degree instead, working full-time through college and graduating from NYU. A long-time Mobile Internet Industry veteran, spending many years at Silicon Valley Mobile start-ups, Yurovski decided to begin writing music again in 2005. It was world events at that time--especially the War in Iraq, the US government response to Katrina, the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and the atrocities in Darfur--that influenced Yurovski’s call to action in protest. After many unusual unsuccessful attempts to land a volunteering position for a number of NGO’s, and frustrated by what he viewed as NGO bureaucracy, Yurovski decide that his music composition would be his NGO to communicate awareness on human rights issues in a post 9/11 world. It was during his days studying The Bible at Synagogue that Yurovski learned that, above all else, you must the help the person who does not know how to ask or know how to find help. Deeply influenced by the lifelong commitments to social justice of his Maternal Grandfather, Uncle and Mother who were a Teamsters Union Labor Attorney, Civil Rights Activist and a Public Defender respectively, their influence would leave an indelible mark on his music compositions forever. Between 2005 and 2008, he wrote an average of one complete song per week, and had the difficult decision choosing which songs would be part of his first album (and which would be material for upcoming releases). At first, thinking that he would produce a dance record, he began to work with a white-label (bespoke) DJ House/Trance Remixer in New York who had been commissioned by well known DJ’s in the New York House Music community. Finding dissatisfaction with the overall warmth of dance records that primarily used desktop software, however, he turned to creating music that was entirely--if not, in the least, in the majority--developed from analog instruments: keyboards, drums bass and the voice. ` Yurovski did not want Canorous to sound like every other guitar-driven band out in the pop music world either, however, and, currently, Canorous’s music reflects that. At this point, Yurovski set out to find a drummer who could bring a different color to the sound. He knew Mozsiki was the best u