The Superlative

The Superlative

 Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
BandRockAlternative

Representing family, friendship, love, and positive vibes since 2009.

Music video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rfr_zLnOYg

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http://thesuperlativeband.bandcamp.com

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www.facebook.com/thesuperlativerock

Twitter:
@Superlative613

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Biography

Music is such a beautiful thing. It brings each of us as individuals closer together, whether playing it together or just enjoying the same music together. In the case of The Superlative: they have both of those going for them.

It was not an easy task to get the ball rolling. No band ever is.... Nothing worth doing ever is... Member after member, gig after gig, song after song... But the heart and soul of The Superlative stayed true, and the founders finally solidified the line up and reached a goal of releasing an album.

Founded in 2009 by guitarist Kiel Burwell, artist (at the time drummer) Sylvain Lebrun and Bassist Alex Tait, the band worked hard. Practising every chance they got, sometimes jamming 6 days a week. While Demoing and searching for a singer, brother of Sylvain, Pat Lebrun, showed interest in trying out as a second guitar. There was instant chemistry and Pat was an instant addition to the creative process.

After much searching, some singers came in, but because of to lack of commitment and interest decided it best they move on to other things. The founding music lovers fought hard and persevered. In due time Charles Lapointe (former Ottawa area pop punk front man of Avendale) tried out in March of 2011. It was a success and the band began writing and re-writing and demoing and tightening up all over again.

Many songs were solidified and by October of 2012 the gang was ready to take things seriously and head to a real studio.

Unfortunately, Sylvain had lost interest in playing his drums in a serious manner, and had started focusing on art a lot more. And rightfully so, as he is the mastermind behind the art that blesses Chester and makes it not only ear catching, but eye catching as well. Sylvain left the band in November of 2012. He encouraged the others to move forward. And so they did... Quickly after Sylvain's departure, long time friend of Charles, and drum/percussion mastermind: Zachary Lachance was added to the line up. Zach helped the already high potential songs tighten up significantly and enabled the band to move up in the ranks of song writing yet again.
By January of 2013 they were all set to hit a studio...
After much searching they found their best bet through a friend. His name was Terry Benn and he has a studio called Sonic Pit Recording Studios in sleepy little Napanee, Ontario. His rates were amazing, the space was cozy and welcoming, and the selection of amplifiers was off the chain!! Not to mention the xbox and satellite tv in the trailer the band got to defile!!
This was the birth place of The Superlative's 2013 official debut EP "Chester". named after their toy cymbal monkey friend and companion you'll see riding amplifiers and hanging out at the merch table at their shows. Chester was always around from day one of Pat joining the band, and in strange ways symbolizes the "monkeying around" that it took to get this band to the stable and budding namesake it has become.
Songs have been seeing radio airplay all across Canada and the USA, and in Parts of Japan and the UK. All of the 6 songs on "Chester" have seen airplay on the likes of MTV, Discovery, and in 2014 will be a part of track "The Beast Within" will be a part of NASCAR events. The band is completely independent and have played all over in Canada thus far, with hopeful plans of hitting up The US in 2014.
A lot of hard work goes into The Superlative and the end results are always satisfying. Almost no holes barred when it comes to genre, it's easiest to just call them ROCK AND ROLL.
The early months of 2014 will see The Superlative return to Sonic Pit Studios, this time to record a full length with Terry.
We're 5 guys from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, who love making music. The rest is history in the making...

<3 The Superlative


Lyrics

Clarity

Written By: Burwell,Lapointe, Lapointe

An innocent face riddled with guilt
The thought that trying got you somewhere
But trying is money that we're throwing away
They say it doesn't grow on trees
But, made from bark and leaves?
The pulp of fallen families and broken dreams

(Chorus)
No time, no pity, no honesty.
Integrity or passion
You're just another dollar until you're out of fashion

There was never a time when the rich would bat an eye
Tightly knit in their bubbles, rolling on by
If I could feed on the selfishness that surrounds me
I'd never go hungry again.

(Chorus)

NO TIME. NO PITY. NO HONESTY.

(Chorus)

Inner Muse

Written By: Lapointe,Burwell, Burwell

I'm feeling sorry for you
Sorry for the darkness that you live in
Permanently terrified of the way you project yourself
The way you project yourself

(Chorus)
So let go of the monster that trapped you in
And I'm sold because you found your way out of it
And don't go to far, it's only a matter of time until you fade away again.

I'm feeling sorry for you
Sorry for the darkness that you live in
Permanently terrified of the way you project yourself
The way you project yourself

(Chorus)

Hot Summer Dub

Written By: Lapointe,Burwell, Burwell

I catch a yellow sun flower falling from her hair
She looks so good and I don't feel the same
With that look in her eyes and that perfect smile
It's the best opportunity for me to say:
You and I are meant to be together

Now I know I'll never be alone, oh no!

(Chorus)
Oh how I love when it's you and me
When It's you and me (Repeat)

I whipe the soggy tears, falling from her chin
She hates me now and I don't feel the same
It's that look in her eyes and that missing smile
Well this will never work even if we try then
Then I guess we're not meant to be together

Now I know I'll always be alone, oh no!

(Chorus)

Forget To Remember

Written By: Lapointe,Burwell, Burwell

Sinking in my sheets
The sun wakes me up from my open window
Rub my eyes to see this clearly
Better prepare while it's still early

Fire from the match
transforms the world I know
Into solitary madness
This is how I live my life

It doesn't matter what everyone thinks
It doesn't matter what everyone says
I'm a lone wolf with no boundaries
No feelings no responsibilities

Fire from the match
transforms the world I know
Into solitary madness
This is how I live my life

I'm at a loss
A loss of faith again
Maybe in time it will return to me
But in the end
It's kinda sad
I'll runaway and not comeback

It will return I swear...

Life Is Good

Written By: lapointe

You came into my life
You took me by surprise
Your turned my world upside down
You made me feel alive
Just when I thought things couldn't get any better
Now I'm rising up
To see a brand new day
Of happiness and cleanliness
You know thats how I'l stay
You even gave me a second chance to fix my broken dreams
All I can say is that

Life is good
Wouldn't runaway if I could
This chain of love
You brought me is keeping me still
Well I guess I'm blessed
Let's forget all the rest
Nothing in this world can separate me from you.

When I hold you
Into my arms
And stare into those piercing eyes
I see
The little boy in me
You'll take what I can give
Until the day I die
As long as I'm alive
I'll stick right by your side
And it's a promise I'll always keep

Fallout

Written By: Lapointe,Burwell, Burwell

You might as well try
To fill those black holes in your life
Don't act so surprised
I always knew you were a lie
Keep me out of your mind
Just making sure that I'll survive
I'll be doing fine
Because i'm the love you cannot buy

Those are the words
That I ain't taking back
Your life keeps ticking away
And now you're all alone whit no backbone
Sooner or later you'll fade away

That's enough said
You act and talk like you are dead
Keep bowing down your head
Sooner or later tears will be shed
And then you will see
You're dragging us down so let us be
You know you are to blame
Your act and words are all the same

Those are the words
That I ain't taking back
Your life keeps ticking away
And now you're all alone whit no backbone
Sooner or later you'll fade away

Keep It Here

Written By: Burwell,Lapointe, Lapointe

I tremble but I move to the rhythm
Your reasons went up in flames
Your emotions fly to the beat but I fear your hesitation
Will be your doom

Please excuse my beard
I let it grow
Let's make this easy
Let our ties go

Let's make this quick whit no hesitation
I'd like to resign but I can't see the point
What I'm doing is what I love and can't back out
We'll carry on with out you

Please excuse my beard
I let it grow
Let's make this easy
Let our ties go

JAMaca

Written By: Lapointe,Burwell

All I want
Is the good ol days to come back around
Im sick of feeling down
And all I hear is this shitty new sound
This world is out of control
You're all far from being brave and bold
This saying must sound old
But its just the truth thats being told

Open up your mind
You never know what you may find
Your soul might shine
if you attempt the climb

You're not aware
There's dark clouds roaming above your heads
Disarm that blank stare
You know deep down yall better off dead
Lets burn our death beds
And not believe the shit they said
Its time too rearrange
Its time to make a change

Open up your mind
You'll never know what you may find
Your soul might shine
if you attempt the climb
Now im screaming to the top of my lungs
Doesnt matter who you are yall in need of love
Its so dark
So dark
Inside your heads

When i get up
They beat me down
Its not the way
That peace gets found
My soul just needs a rest
So my heart doesnt break out my chest
So if you find
This love that ive been speaking of
Just raise your hands high
And throw away their lies

Glory

Written By: Lapointe,Burwell, Burwell

This time I'll try to find a way
To keep that smile shining on your face
Breathe in breathe out we'll be okay
We've been through hell and back again
And failure was never an option
Cause we're here and ready to prevail
Yes we're ready to set sail

Lets go
Theres no more time left to waste
Its our
Lives that are at stake
Dont fool yourself into their trap
I wont be able to bring you back
Back to our moment of glory

Keep working to the task at hand
Find a way to execute the plan
So we dont fall under their command
And keep our heads out of the sand

Lets go
Theres no more time left to waste
Its our
Lives that are at stake
Dont fool yourself into their trap
I wont be able to bring you back
Back to our moment of glory

So open up
Your arms and take it in
Rejection is our greatest sin
So there you have it
Ladies and gentlemen
Our moment of glory
Dont turn your back
And try to face the facts
We hit with the biggest impact
STFU so I cant hear you
And Watch your step so I dont see you fall

Dad Rock

Written By: Lapointe,Burwell, Burwell

Lock me up inside your head
And throw away the broken key
Come and rise up from your death
You'll have more than enough time to rest
Dont rip your heart from your chest
This world is dark, it needs you at your best
Down and out you need to comprehend
Your life is just a fragile fixture

So Lets fight
And take it all back
For the sunrise
Lets face the facts
You're fake
You walk away cause you're
Fabricated
So misguided

Stuck here in this broken mess
Life's too short totake your test
I'll break free from the shackles
That held me down for so long
Dont hate on me
Dont disrespect
This confidence should never have to rest
Down and out you need to comprehend
Your life is just a fragile fixture

So Lets fight
And take it all back
For the sunrise
Lets face the facts
You're fake
You walk away cause you're
Fabricated
So misguided

HomeWrecker

Written By: Lapointe,Burwell, Burwell

I spill my guts for your safety
And you waste away your days without me
I wish i could return to love
But your head games won't get the best of me
Your mind lacks of originality
I always knew you were

Danger zone
No guarantees for your survival
Danger zone
Just step in line like the rest of them
In time you might just realize
Youll never see clear cause you just dont know
Danger zone

This pressure is unbearable
Did my feelings ever crossed your mind
This is selfish and shameful
Seems to me this will never change
You're always looking for someone else to blame
For your mistakes
I just think it's strange

Danger zone
No guarantees for your survival
Danger zone
Just step in line like the rest of them
In time you might just realize
Youll never see clear cause you just dont know
Danger zone

You think youre swell
You think youre fair
You think that everything revolves around your fucking beliefs
Just take a look
Around you
Cause you seem to be the only one that portraits this fucking image
I respect your choices
I supported your ways
Why cant the same respect
Come back to me
This makes no sense
Youve crossed the line
Logic is the only thing thats getting through
these eyes

Discography

*****************SOPHOMORE ALBUM "NUMERO DEUX" IS NOW AVAILABLE!!*****************
www.thesuperlativeband.bandcamp.com

***DEBUT ALBUM "CHESTER" NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/chester-ep/id619133931

http://www.amazon.com/Chester-EP-Explicit/dp/B00BTLTTOW

http://open.spotify.com/album/1jD8nUGfcnF79w6oYu85et

http://www.emusic.com/album/-/-/13975457/

WWW.THESUPERLATIVEBAND.BANDCAMP.COM

WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/THESUPERLATIVEROCK***

March 12th, 2013 - Release of 6 song, professional debut EP "Chester".

2012 Professional single "Hot Summer Dub" - Second Professional single from upcoming album (Released May 2012) receiving radio play on CHUO 89.1FM in Ottawa.

2012 professional single "Inner Muse" - First professional single from upcoming album (Released March 2012), now receiving radio play on Live 88.5FM and CHUO 89.1FM in Ottawa.

Demo 2011 - A collection of songs that the band recorded themselves in their jam space. They used these songs to submit to various agencies, radio stations and battle of the bands to help them be considered to play or for funding.
So far they have paid off.
Songs:
1. Keep It Here
2. Forget To Remember
3. Clarity
4. Dancing In My Mind
5. Sticks and Stoned
6. DNA


Set List

Intro
Life Is Good
Forget To Remember
Keep It Here
Clarity
Dancing In My Mind
The Beast Within
Sticks And Stoned
Inner Muse
Hot Summer Dub
Fallout
Dark Nights Aren't So Pretty
Anthem of a degenerate
Let's take a ride...

All Songs are written and performed by The Superlative.