Sparklesaurus

by Sparklesaurus

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reillyragot I was so excited when these wonderful people announced they were releasing a LP and it was well worth the wait! So great to have some show favourites as actual releases now - love the extended version of "The Royal We". Can't wait for more from Sparklesaurus and to see them live next time I can! Favorite track: The Royal We.
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1.
Kick Drum 05:26
Unlock your antlers Break into canter The human condition The heat of the big sun The beat of the kick drum The heat of the big sun The beat of the kick drum Unlock your mind now Pull back the blinds now True taste of freedom The beat of the kick drum The heat of the big sun The beat of the kick drum Were you ever unaware of The space you occupy in the air? I never wanted to realize Take me back and cover my eyes
2.
I don’t want to cry the night away And I don’t want to get up off the floor But you say, “let’s go out and dance the night away” Takes some time, but you get me out the door I am young Teach me how to have fun Coloured lights and smoky sauna rooms I’m alone with all these lonely faces I just want the sun to shine today I just want to dream of happy places I am young Teach me how to have fun Oh I, I am young Teach me how to have fun, fun, fun! Can’t shake this, Do you know how it is? To numb yourself While searching for bliss Knives and limes and whiskey melodies Your smile is my only reassurance I am young Teach me how to have fun Oh I, I am young Teach me how to have fun, fun, fun!
3.
Just another day in the life Just another candle burning bright Flicker in the light of a full moon Dancing on the tips of my fingers in the living room Sun’s rising later every day now Cold light doesn’t warm my heart, no Drops of rain turn to ice No it doesn’t warm my heart Tears it all apart Sky of black and lips of blue On my candied heart, inscribed, “I want you” The day takes it all away from me Cutting my hair, like Delilah she kills me At night I come back to life The moon and I talk ‘till we see the light
4.
Happy birthday baby You’re my favourite friend We’re the best of friends But do you really know me? Cause I think we’re friends But then again We just met Kiddies in the corner, filling up on cake (Licking off the icing) Why must we rehash all our past mistakes? (The icing on the cake) Tonight you’re a sprinkle on a cake that is the world But a cute one, but a great little sprinkle, oh you! Happy birthday baby You’re my favourite friend We’re the best of friends But do you really know me? Cause I think we’re friends But then again We just met Kiddies in the corner filling up on cake (Licking off the icing) Why must we rehash all our past mistakes? (The icing on the cake) Tonight you’re a sprinkle on a cake that is the world But a cute one, but a great little sprinkle, oh you!
5.
The Royal We 08:15
I was born with dark blue eyes My first sound was a cry I am an individual I am your majesty I am the royal We I am a social animal Ahh What are we if not with each other? Ahh You’re warm and I’m warm We can dance alone or together We rain and we storm The royal We determines the weather The taste of nothingness Lingers on my lips I need to see, to be authentically Ahh What are we if not with each other? Ahh You’re warm and I’m warm We can dance alone or together We rain and we storm The royal We determines the weather
6.
Peach 04:52
Like the syrup in a pie Running down your forehead and in your eye It’s sweet, but it burns It’s sweet, but it burns Fuzzy feeling in my head Thinking over what you said It’s sweet, but it burns It’s sweet, but it burns Drop down, get up Put a little peach in my cup Drop down, get up Put a little peach in my cup My cup Out of my mouth, into the cup Pouring it out, filling it up Taking it off, turning it on Starting out soft, making it last long Pull my hair and it falls out Move around and all about You’re sweet, but you burn You’re sweet, but you burn Drop down, get up Put a little peach in my cup Drop down, get up Put a little peach in my cup My cup Out of my mouth, into the cup Pouring it out, filling it up Taking it off, turning it on Starting out soft, making it last long Out of my mouth, into the cup Pouring it out, filling it up Taking it off, turning it on Starting out soft, making it last long
7.
Haircut 03:52
I don’t know where it is that I’m going Seems I’ve lost everything I had along the way I cut my hair, but it’ll keep growing And that’s the way my life will go, all the same Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ahh Oh the places you’ll go, if you can just dream it Is what I thought when I was young and so naïve As I wander aimlessly through my childhood fantasies I seek to find myself and what to believe Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ahh ahh We’re getting older, yet time stands still Should I not try to see the world while I still can? But how do I get there? I don’t even have bus fare So I resort to getting lost in my dreams Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ahh ahh (I just want to get lost in the woods behind my house I was just want to pick some grass, throw it in the fire and watch it burn)
8.

about

Thank you to Vinny and Louie for all your hard work on this record - for adding that special af tapes flave, for traveling to us, and for just being such wonderful people to spend so much time in close quarters with.

Thank you to Megan for making sure we sent it every day of recording - for being the best producer any of us could have asked for, for being so good at music and making decisions, for keeping us on track and pulling through for us, even when you were as sick as a dog. You’re our best friend forever.

Thank you to Philip Shaw Bova for the dream mastering job, to Hailey for lending your amazing photography talents to us, and to Isaac for designing the perfect artwork to accompany this album.

Shout out to Megan Miller, Christian DeCarle, and Sebastian DeCarle for lending their beautiful voices to the group “ooohs” on Young.

Special thank you to Colleen’s housemates, Alex and Sab, for letting us turn their living room into a blanket fort and make noise non-stop for a whole week. And thanks to Sab for helping us record the scratch tracks.

Huge thank you to John Thompson and The Record Centre for all your help and incredible support in making this record come to life. And thank you for all that you generously give to our Ottawa music community. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. We could not have done this without you.

Thank you to everyone who has attended our shows, supported us online, bought cds and merch, offered us advice, helped carry gear, etc, etc. Thank you for making our dreams come true. This record is for you.

Xoxo

Felicity, Shamisa, Colleen, and Brad

credits

released May 26, 2018

Tracks 1-6 written by Felicity DeCarle
Track 7 written by Colleen Jones
All songs arranged by Sparklesaurus

Felicity DeCarle - guitar, vocals
Colleen Jones - bass, vocals
Shamisa Schroeder - keyboards, vocals
Brad Lapensee - drums, vocals

Engineered and mixed by Vinny Marksohn and Louie Kiley (af tapes) at The “Living” Room
Produced by Megan Miller
Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova
Photography by Hailey Voorand
Album artwork designed by Isaac Valentin

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Sparklesaurus Ottawa, Ontario

Like glitter-infused jelly on toast, Sparklesaurus spreads their shimmering sounds.

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