Make Glad the Day

by The Sylvia Platters

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    12" vinyl copy of our debut album. Pressed on high quality 150-gram clear vinyl.

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In the Press:

"Make Glad the Day stays refreshing and fun across the breadth of its swiftly accelerating track list, digging catchy hooks deep into the listener while displaying a distinctly geeky, literarily inclined wit."
- Chris Matei, Grayowl Point

"Sonically, it hits like a wall of sound, incorporating elements of punk, shoegaze, and glam rock. The medium is concerted with the message. Do not mistake the rhythmic power pop sound as an undercut of the true message of the album. It bobs on vicious vitriolic vindication." - Sidharth Kondapuram, The Athenaeum

"You may not immediately associate their jangling guitar sound with Paul Weterberg’s brood, but the connection is there in their songwriting chops, knock-down-get-back-up sensibility, and fearlessness in sounding pretty and dirty all at the same time." - Jim Di Gioia, Quick Before It Melts

"The feeling of Carpe Diem oozes from their music..." - Samantha Stevens, The Voice Magazine

"Get ready to be re-introduced to the kind of mature pop rock that helps make high school movies starring 25-year-old actors so memorable..." - Cayden Johnson, The Martlet

"The Sylvia Platters have a talent for conjuring up catchy riffs." - Jake Wyatt, Nexus

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released November 27, 2015

The debut LP from The Sylvia Platters. Recorded July to December 2014 at a cabin near Mount Baker, Washington. Additional tracks recorded in Langley, BC.

Recorded by Simon Tressel, Nick Ubels and Tim Ubels.

Produced by The Sylvia Platters. Engineered by Simon Tressel. Mastered by Brock McFarlane, CPS Mastering, Vancouver.

Saxophone by Matt Tressel.
Additional vocals by Dessa Bayrock and Lindsey Ubels.

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Track Name: No Substitute
Even as the sun inside
Bleaches out your hair
Still you wouldn’t care how much I crumble

But all my absolutes
And words of kind to spare
Never mistake a true love for a trifle

‘Cause there’s no substitute (for you)
The way you are could have no rival
Track Name: Goodnight Persephone
Fallow fields, December
Stars come out at six
The winter solstice party
Speedin’ down in the old wreck

Featureless streets and roadways
Harvest vehicle tracks
I can’t afford to stop now
Past the cul-de-sac

Goodnight, Persephone

Worn out jeans, December
Scaves around the neck
The winter solstice party
Congregation haystack

Uncover the streets and roadways
Unemployed with debts
I can’t afford to stop now
Past the cul-de-sac

Goodnight, Persephone

I hear the mill is closing down
I feel it all around
I see the gas light burn out

Persephone
Track Name: Boeselagerstraße
Strangers litter the front lawn
Sawn off stumps and window shades all drawn
Hiding out from the Thursday sun
Revved up bodies if you want one

Footsteps on the gravel rooftop
Smoke and fire and you’re beside the phone
So far away from home

It’s not quite
Not quite
Not quite a love song

Caught your sideways glance on the train
Just enough to kill me again
I know that you don’t feel so fine
So lets get wild and steal some wine

Midnight black in your pinned-back hair
Softer shadows, you wouldn’t dare
Counting down the summer hours
Staring at Brazilian flowers

Knuckles white
Sonderbar’s open late tonight

It’s not quite
Almost
But not quite
A love song
Track Name: Girl with Curious Hair
Salted rims and frosted mugs
Curious hair and looks of love
I caught a glimpse of your other side
You know I dreamed of you
As the sun did rise

Gun in hand, a duel at dawn (bang, bang)
A child-faced killer could live so long
Until you crossed the track
On your train of thought
You strike a match
On my half-lit heart

Wear me out sometimes you
Wear me with pride
I’m stickin’ with your heart, baby,
If you’re stickin’ with mine, oh mine

A little push here, a little push there
Samurai Records and laissez-faire
Either call me, love
Or call me a cab
Snuff the candle out
On your one night stand
Track Name: Reelin' in the Years
At the waterfront
You can see them teeming
Waiting for a glimpse of
Collegiate dreaming

And you’re so set against it
I hope you never let it
Spoil the feeling when you’d much rather be reelin’

At the tennis court
You can see them beaming
Waiting for a chance to
Give the tikes a beating

And it’s so easy when you think that
All could have been avoided so
Don’t spoil the feelin’ when you’d much rather be
The feelin’ when you’d much rather be
The feelin’ when you’d much rather be reelin’
Track Name: Note to Self
Glad greeting to you, sincerely,
From your one remaining friend
It's all down to you in the end

First indirectly telling
Soon becoming clear
You can make things disappear

Glad greeting to you, sincerely,
From your one remaining friend
It all comes back to you in the end

Sleight of hand, twist of logic
Solemn and severe
A revealing fear
You can make things disappear
Track Name: I'll Be Your Vanity
I'll be your vanity
I'll be your antique chest of drawers
I'll be your English garden
With a rosebush and a pond

I'll be your gardener
I'll keep your house and cut your lawn
I'll be your diamond necklace
Your gleaming hunk of bronze

We may not have a lot of worldly things
But with your love, it's like eternal spring

I'll be your monument
I'll be your Cezanne and Vermeer
I'll be your personal chauffeur
Okay, maybe you should drive instead

We may not have a lot of worldly things
But with your love, it’s like eternal spring

I’ll be your vanity
Track Name: Top of My Heart
What can I say
Without understanding a little bit more
Things I didn't realize before?

It's two o'clock and
I'm painting you a postcard on the wall
Telling you I'm not involved
It's from the top of my heart

But I still can't wait to make it back
To wherever you are
There's no one on the line
Please don't leave my out to dry (yeah)

Meanwhile
You were getting seashell eyes
From staring at the silver lines

You didn't notice
You didn't even wonder where I'd been
I'm begging you to let me in
It's from the top of my heart

But I still can't wait to make it back
To wherever you are
There's no one on the phone
I never want to be alone

Sometimes it gets a little rough
Picking all the above
There's nothing left to do

Feelin' like I've come unglued
Taking way too long to cool
I'm broken like a bitter fool for you
Track Name: Tetherball
Take my hand and wrap my fingers
Back around the leather seams
And watch me wind myself up once again

Only got myself to blame
But Kara says the sweetest things
To ease this feeling catching in my neck
A wrecking crew
Cut loose in my head

Stumbling, resolved to get up
Spinning for a second but
I catch my breath and carry on
Simmer down and won't forget this time
To make amends
Track Name: Bloody Knuckles
When one door closes
Another shuts
Got bloody knuckles throwin’ upper cuts

Lookin’ for a sign
To ease my addled mind
Again

Waitin’ for an opportunity
So you don’t need to keep that company

Make sure this time
To say what’s on your mind
My friend

Don’t need to explain
It’ll be okay
Take care of the pain before it
Hurts you like they did
When we were just kids

Hey!

Don’t dignify
A sinister disguise
Put it on the line
The way you wanna try
It’s alright
Track Name: We're All Dead!!
So misinformed, getting carried away
Don't you believe a single word that they say
They're gonna get to you
Yeah, they're gonna get to you, too
I've been trying to reach you all afternoon

But there's nothing I can do
When you won't speak to me, it's true

It's gonna be a cold, cold Pacific night
With the ruin of the world in sight
When the lights over Seattle ignite
Track Name: Daphne
I was sitting all alone in the kitchen on a weekday evening
Tuning the receiver, when I caught her voice floating in

Got a feeling that I can't explain
The first time I ever heard her name

Daphne
Don't speak for all but she speaks to me
She's a radio talk show queen
On the AM dial

I'm a first time caller, but a long time admirer, Daphne
She's a prophetess, a seer, and she made me a believer, alright

She's a mystery that I want to solve
Now I want my life to revolve around

Daphne
Don't speak for all but she speaks to me
She's a radio talk show queen
On the AM dial

Asked the engineer if I could see her sometime after the show
He looked back at me, a little strange like there was something I needed to know

I was falling for her sight unseen
Behind the veil and behind the screen

Daphne
Don't speak for all but she speaks to me
She's a radio talk show queen
On the AM dial
Track Name: Bluebell
All of the notes collide
Whenever I match your stride
Though my tongue stays tied
Open your heart and let me inside

It seems
Strong and swift we fell
It means
Petals and paper exchange
And nothing feels the same
Covered in bluebell

When I hear you fall asleep
It doubles my heartbeat
I love the scent of your hair
Draw me close, I've got dreams that only you can share

It seems
Strong and swift we fell
It means
Petals and paper exchange
And nothing feels the same
Covered in bluebell

Suddenly open eyes
Teach me to realize
Every tomorrow flows
Into forever, never let her go

It seems
Strong and swift we fell
It means
Petals and paper exchange
And nothing feels the same
Covered in bluebell
Track Name: Suddenly
You say your patience knows no bounds
Broken silence without vows
Secret longing kept untold
Hurry now before my hands are folded

If your sweetness stays with me
Lets live suddenly

All these years we did without
Didn't know you were around
Now your light shines out so clear
Among the crowded faces hidden here

As we dance ourselves away
Let your sweetness stay