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1.
Grab my phone Pulling up your number "Golden Hair", today's B-side It's not much Holding up my intention Could be anywhere, just a place to start Past perfect night When we were clear and sober Shaking off my guiding vice Future perfect day I'm stretching out the impression With each repeat, it'll be okay Only you can make me feel this way And I meant to never dissolve you
2.
Fade in burns your edges white Nothing can make the season right All day long you play a game of shadow steps Behind the walls of your bedroom basement, lights out Within the frame A picture of forgotten feelings Outside has changed But the circuits to your heart, they still remain Make me illuminate again Drawing out a last effect Drawing in a final breath Diving headlong into rooms you left unswept behind the door Alone and malcontent Within the frame A picture of forgotten feelings Outside has changed But the circuits to your heart, they still remain Make me illuminate again
3.
Nobody sees what you conceal Out of light But I'll try Something about you makes me shiver Deep inside Please advise The heart of every morning The heat of every day Wounded by a measure Whose dream can you escape? Nobody wonders how it feels To put on eyes But I might Cause I've got bruises to uncover Blue and mild Black and wild The heart of every morning The heat of every day Wounded by a measure Whose dream can you escape? Answering questions left unlisted Takes some time But I don't mind Cut out copy to bridge the distance Between the lines Over miles and miles
4.
5.
Slower now She don't mind Take her down Across the line She don't speak A shallow wall stares right back She don't sleep A TV light reflects in lines across her back She couldn't dare She wasn't there Come the day Or come the night I'm waiting for your TV light She couldn't dare She wasn't there She's on the stair She wasn't there
6.
Tonight I'm trying To stay awake So I can catch this lie Sculpt this life Disguise I'm feeling blind inside Heartbreak will find its way Pour down my cheek Mist and mystique Give me a cut scene Won't you come home with me?
7.
Run, run away run away from here, run away from all the thought and fear Look, look inside, look inside yourself, inside yourself is where peace will be Us. And Them. Lost. And Found. Us. And Them. Darkness sweeps swiftly ‘pon this place, set upon us as we wait in fear Light, light will come rushing in, when they speak the words that we must hear Us. And Them. Lost. And Found. Us. And Them.
8.
It’s a world of tears How could I not know it? All my life above it, It’s a world of tears And all of this time Thinking I knew what’s mine Till the fullness of time Reading all the right lines It’s a world of tears How could I not know it? Too afraid to acknowledge It’s a world of fears Till the fullness of time (x4) It’s a world of tears (x4)
9.
I awoke in a foreign province Let unspoken Altered conscious Feels much closer Disjoined process Empty promise Suspicious nonsense Foreign nation, foreign nation, foreign language, foreign problems (x4) Receding perspective ‘Cross barren landscapes Collapsing structures Build on nothing Strategic options Depleted imports Restricted Access Dead and lifeless Foreign nation, foreign nation, foreign language, foreign problems (x4) Foreign nation, foreign nation, foreign language, foreign problems (x4)
10.
There is love and then there’s this Disconnected feelings, defeated fist Fear is my companion, there is this Only know there’s nothing beyond this This is of the moment, certain risk Yet upon us we hold, fractured disc Next upon us, there is no fortune, no future There is love, then there’s this. Next upon us, there is no fortune, no future There is love, then there’s this. (x2) There is love and then there’s this Sea of righteous voices, upheld fists Fear is my companion, no changing this Could there be more to this, beyond this?
11.
You can use your mind Feel the pressure Feeling unsure, feeling unwell, feelings can tell Pressure release Synaptic collapse Synaptic relapse Thoughts unsure, thoughts unwell, thoughts can tell Pressure release Millions of synaptic connections Minimum reception of your depth perception Already conscious of your animal conscious Nothing left (nothing here) It’s dark (it’s cold) There is still your mind Is that mind still? Not here, not now, not well Pattern fail Shadow Steps (x8) Millions of synaptic connections Minimum reception of your depth perception Already conscious of your animal conscious Nothing left (nothing here) It’s dark (it’s cold)

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In the press:

"Whether you’re excitedly singing into a hairbrush microphone before a big date or driving home in the rain after having been stood up, The Sylvia Platters have got your back." - Martin Castro, The Cascade

"A well tuned record that binds differing takes on a common theme, Shadow Steps explores connection with humans, within our society, and our own minds." - Chloe Hoy, The Permanent Rain Press

"The six tracks written by the band are moody but comforting, led by heavy, dissonant guitars and backed by ethereal harmonies. They’re noisy and sludgy enough to be reminiscent of classic groups like Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine but playful enough to be likened to more modern favourites like Nana Grizol and Yuck." - Aly Laube, The Runner

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released October 19, 2018

Tracks 1 to 6 written and performed by The Sylvia Platters – Alex Kerc-Murchison, Nick Ubels, Tim Ubels, and Scott Wagner. Additional percussion: Felix Fung. Recorded and produced by Felix Fung at Little Red Sounds, New Westminster, BC in February and March 2018.

Tracks 7 to 11 written and performed by Stephen Carl O'Shea. Additional vocals on 'World of Tears': Becky Ninkovic. Produced by Mike Gittens and Stephen Carl O'Shea. Recorded and mixed by Mike Gittens at VPL Inspiration Lab (Vancouver, BC) and Lou's Room (New Westminster, BC) between January and May 2018.

Mastered by Greg Mindorff at Suite Sound Labs, Vancouver, BC.

Artwork by Renee Campbell.

Released on vinyl by CIVL Radio.

All rights reserved, 2018.

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