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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.

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    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.

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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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Track Name: All the Teenagers
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
Track Name: In the Hour of Fond Farewell
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
Track Name: Backtrack
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)
Track Name: Sleepwalkers
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
Track Name: Tous Les Ados
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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