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.
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.
Felicity, Shamisa, Colleen, and Brad
released May 26, 2018
Tracks 1-6 written by Felicity DeCarle
Track 7 written by Colleen Jones
All songs arranged by Sparklesaurus
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