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All the Teenagers EP

by Alter Egos

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    Produced in December of 2012 and released March 2013, the "All the Teenagers" EP was funded by generous fans through a Kickstarter campaign.

    Included on the B side is the French-language version of the lead single, "Tous Les Ados," sung by Montreal chanteuse Nadia Bashalani and translated by Alter Egos guitarist Andrew Joncas.

    Hand silk-screened cover by Mille Putois.

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1.
Whatever breaks you down Whatever shakes your bones and hides em so they can't be found Whatever takes you by the ear and turns you round and around I'll be your one man band without makin a sound And every angel that was sprawled out on the floor All the teenagers screamin’ out for more and more So what you waitin for? Whatever breaks you down Whatever keeps you sane Whatever makes it so that I can see you through it again I'm just a fool who'd like to take a year to silence my brain I'll be your Huckleberry and I'll sing in the rain And every angel that was sprawled out on the floor All the teenagers screamin' out for more and more I'll be your stranger if you walk me to the door So what you waitin for? Come on and tell me more, more, more And every angel that was sprawled out on the floor All the teenagers screamin’ out for more and more I’ll be your stranger if you walk me to the door But there’s no danger if you want me any more So what you waitin for? Come on and give me more, more, more More, more, more More, more, more
2.
Dream with me Of islands in the sea They're not exactly what you think And they might be on the brink Of anarchy So now it's time For leaving We knew this day would pass And though all our hearts are grieving You know I must go on believing If you don't go you never can come back We've been through limbo But not hell Just long enough For us to tell That these stories we've written Might not sell If we stay in the hour of fond farewell And for the longest time I hated How your loss cut like a knife But in letters clearly stated Neither postmarked, sent, nor dated That I need you back here in my life We've been through limbo But not hell Just long enough For us to tell That these stories we've written Might not sell If we stay in the hour of fond farewell The hour of fond farewell The hour of fond farewell
3.
Backtrack 04:04
You're gettin feisty now For all the appropriate little reasons But I just won't give up hope on you You've got such sycophants In elephants this tourist season But your pachyderms' memories won't do This idealization won't fade But my sick fascination Is retrograde Because You're gonna backtrack Gonna backtrack Back to me Said you better watch that You better watch that your Your tone Your tone with me My doctor told me, "Stop overanalyzing all your heartbeats." I told him, "I know," But I'm not sure It's such a drag to dwell on every single little side street But I sense that it might be half the cure This idealization won't fade But my sick fascination is retrograde Because You're gonna backtrack You're gonna backtrack Back to me You better watch that You better watch that Your Your tone with me Your tone with me I'm moving back to the city Cuz that's where I belong But it's not nearly so pretty To warrant a love song This idealization won't fade But my sick fascination Is retrograde Because You're gonna backtrack You're gonna backtrack Back to me You better watch that You better watch that Your Your tone Repeat chorus Your tone with me (outro)
4.
Sleepwalkers 03:40
We are wasting waterfalls We are scared to death I passed out in the blaring moonshine I’m in over my head But if we creep past quietly we’ll keep away from daylight And since we’re not sleepwalkers really they’ll see our opened eyes Caught in a lie Caught in a lie You told me I was something special You get me every time What’s wrong with needing affirmation? Oh right - it spoils the rhyme And if your heart mistakes this thunder for something more discreet I’ll wreak and rend your love asunder until I am complete Caught in a lie Caught in a lie This darkness makes me feel so cheesy like I was still a small child And you don’t care about old movies Thought black and white’s your new style But if we creep past quietly we’ll keep away from daylight And since we’re not sleepwalkers really they’ll see our opened eyes Caught in a lie Caught in a lie So just pass me by
5.
Quand tu te décourages Quand ta la chair de poule et l’inquiétude Forme au fond de toi Quand la musique te prend Et ça te fait tourner en rond Je chanterai pour toi Même si tu m’entends pas Et tous les anges qui s’étendent partout au sol Et tous les ados qui gueulent encore plus fort Mais entends-tu les voix? Quand tu te décourages Quand t’as l‘esprit mal sain Lorsque la voie est longue Je serai là pour te donner une main Je partirai très loin Un ans ou plus pour changer ma peau Je s’rai ton ange gardien Tout en chantant de même Que tous les anges qui s’étendent partout au sol Que tous les ados qui gueulent encore plus fort Je suis une inconnue Qui cogne à ta porte Mais tu ne réponds plus? J’attends encore en-core Et tous les anges qui s’étendent partout au sol Et tous les ados qui gueulent encore plus fort Je suis une inconnue Qui cogne à ta porte Mais je serai la si tu prétends m’aimer encore Mais tu ne réponds plus? J’attends encore en-core

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Recorded and mixed at Breakglass Studios, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Engineered and mixed by Pietro Amato
Mastered by Ryan Morey at Grey Market Mastering, Montréal
Manufactured and distributed by Tiki Core Records
Published by Paradigm Soundsystem, LLC (ASCAP)
All songs by Robert Sarwark except "Tous Les Ados" by Robert Sarwark and Andrew Joncas (SOCAN)
Produced by Robert Sarwark and Andrew Joncas
Musical and artistic direction by Andrew Joncas
Sleeve printed by Mille Putois (vinyl version)
Cover artwork by Alex Best

This record is dedicated to the memories of Tom Sarwark and Felinto Pereira.

Alter Egos would like to thank all our friends and family for their continued support!

A huge thank you goes out to our crowd-funding (Kickstarter.com) supporters, especially: Jean-Pierre Joncas, Stephane Jacoby, Lorna Tureski, Pascale Ouellet, Guy Martin, and John F. Sarwark.

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released March 12, 2013

Amy McDonald ::: vocals
Rob Sarwark ::: vocals, tambourine
Andrew Joncas ::: guitars, vibraslap
Vincent Stephen-Ong ::: Rhodes, Nord, upright piano
Gopal Devanathan ::: drums
Patrick Naccache ::: bass
Nadia Bashalani ::: vocals on "Tous Les Ados"
Pietro Amato ::: French horn on "Tous Les Ados"

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Alter Egos Montréal, Québec

Alter Egos formed when Andrew heard the demos that Rob had recorded while living on an island off the coast of West Africa. Old pals from the infamous "Poutine Circuit", the dynamic duo decided it wise to form a hot new teen combo. The band is now poised to bring their smooth adult contemporary and tiki-infused sounds to the bowling alleys and seedy cocktail lounges of North America. ... more

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