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Daisy (LP | 2021)

by Big Scary

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  • Daisy 12" Vinyl (LP | 2021)
    Animal 12" Vinyl (LP | 2016) "First Pressing, White Vinyl"
    Not Art 12" Vinyl (LP | 2013)
    Vacation 12" Vinyl (LP | 2011)
    The Big Scary Four Seasons 12" Vinyl (EPs | 2010)

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    Animal (LP | 2016)
    Not Art (LP | 2013)
    Vacation (LP | 2011)
    The Big Scary Four Seasons (EPs | 2010)

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1.
Chapter IV: 00:58
2.
A Breath 00:58
3.
Wake 05:01
Four, five seconds you’ll get everybody glowing Catch you by the toe so you can’t leave without me knowing If you cry, so will I Together we’ll be flowing Wanna take you out, we’ll get every mouth running Gonna take you out, we’ll get every line humming Four, five seconds you’ll get every eyeball peeping now Catch ‘em by the skin, you’ll get everybody leaping out If you die, so will I You know that I can’t live without Wanna get you close, wanna feel your hand on mine Wanna get you close, wanna feel you with me all the time Take me to heaven on a roller coaster Pull me from the freezer and put me in the toaster If you die, so will I You know that you’re my most-a If you die, please don’t die I gotta get you closer Me, I have no reason And I fall to everything you need Build a future together And it’s pretty as a picture This is not an illusion Not a family on the TV I assume the position If you colour me with what you see Can I see Tired of peeking I wake Tired of sleeping I break Just like the rest ‘Cos I feel What I feel Four, five seconds you’ll get everybody glowing Catch you by the toe so you can’t leave without me knowing Eenie, meenie, mine Can I catch you this time? Wanna take you out, mix the sugar with the lime Wanna take you out, ‘cos you hit me like a chime Me, I have no reason And I fall to everything you need Build a future together And it’s pretty as a picture This is not an illusion Not a family on the TV I assume the position If you colour me with what you see Can I see Tired of peeking I wake Tired of sleeping I break Just like the rest ‘Cos I feel What I feel ‘Cos I feel What I feel
4.
Love To Love 04:23
Well if I love like the break of day Then I can only fade away And if I hang on the words you say Then I can‘t know what I am made of And if I love like a simple song Then I can’t hope to last for long But if I float like a melody Then you might put your arm around me And I feel Like I lost it back then And I feel Like I would love to love again And if you’re finding it all too much Well you can catch the next train home And if your face is all in a scrunch Then let me find the right emoji And I feel Like I lost it back then And I feel Like I would love to love again Run it from the inside To the outside Run with gut feel Run it from the inside To the outside Run ‘til it’s real Run it from the inside To the outside Run it from the inside To the outside Run it, run it, run it, run it Run it, run it, run it, run it, Run it, run it, run it, run it Well if I love like the break of day Then I can only fade away And if I hang on the words you say Then I can’t know what I am made of And I feel Like I lost it back then And I feel Like I would love to love again Run it from the inside To the outside Run with gut feel Run it from the inside To the outside Run ‘til it’s real Run it from the inside To the outside Run it from the inside To the outside Run it, run it, run it, run it Run it, run it, run it, run it, Run it, run it, run it, run it
5.
Stay 03:14
I said that I don’t wanna play I said no, not today I said that I wanna stay I said that I wanna stay Are you feeling ok? Yeah, I’m feeling ok Just not today Today I’m gonna stay I said that I don’t wanna play I said no, not today I said that I wanna stay I said that I wanna stay Are you feeling ok? Yeah, I’m feeling ok There is a smile on your lips if you let it There is a ticking on your clock don’t you forget it A ball of fire in the sky And it is going way down Yeah, so are we And every wave that’s crashing in just gets you wetter You just keep driving in reverse, you know that better Hey alligator, see you later But, if you’re down friend Then so are we I said that I don’t wanna play I said no, not today I said that I wanna stay I said that I wanna stay Are you feeling ok? Yeah, I’m feeling ok There is a smile on your lips if you let it There is a ticking on your clock don’t you forget it A ball of fire in the sky And it is going way down Yeah, so are we There is an arm around your shoulders, you can bet it Something beating in your chest, you better check it out Hey alligator, see you later But, if you’re down friend Then so are we I said that I don’t wanna play I said no, not today I said that I wanna stay Today I’m gonna stay
6.
Get Out! 05:12
I shouldn’t break so easy I shouldn’t smile so please-y I shouldn’t lift up my skin So you can crawl under again Hey you, Get out! Hey you, Get out! I shouldn’t fight so feeble Oh, why do I fight at all? Hey you, Get out! Hey you, Get out! It’s still brave to be only a little bit scared There’s no shame when you’re caught in a shadowy web But insane when it’s all just in your head Can you come back from there? I shouldn’t fall so easy I shouldn’t fall But I do Hey you, Get out! Hey you, Get out! It’s still brave to be only a little bit scared There’s no shame when you’re caught in a shadowy web But insane when it’s all just in your head Can you come back from there? Na, na, na, na, nah It’s still brave to be only a little bit scared There’s no shame when you’re caught in a shadowy web But insane when it’s all just in your head Just in your head It’s a shame that I’m only a little bit dead It’s a game that I play with the words you said But insane that I’m all just in my head Just in my head Can you come back from there?
7.
I don’t think I did anything wrong Remind me if we’re ever going home Creeper’s gonna creep if you do stone The room will keep you safe, but for how long Think about it! Is that a spider crawling up your arm Fling your collared shirt to the ground Do you remember if you saw that too The darkness ain’t a witness with a tongue Looking at it! On the chase like Tom and Jerry Puffed like Peter, Paul and Mary Blow a kiss to your Big Scary This is special, this has meaning Promise that it is significant Do not slumber, you’re not dreaming You’ll be telling grandkids all of it On the chase like Tom and Jerry Blow a kiss to your Big Scary This is my kind of world It’s alright in the flow Say goodbye to yourself Feel it down to your toes The food you ate is sitting in your throat Didn’t you say that you had to go Oh yeah, but that was hours ago I forget, why worry, should I though News reporters repeating their lines The hand hasn’t changed but has the time To look you turn your head to the side And it keeps spinning all the way around Bring it back, bring it back! This is my kind of world It’s alright in the flow Say goodbye to yourself Feel it down to your toes On the chase like Tom and Jerry Puffed like Peter, Paul and Mary Blow a kiss to your Big Scary On the chase like Tom and Jerry Puffed like Peter, Paul and Mary Blow a kiss to your Big Scary
8.
One glance, ignite I gotta get by your side One glance, ignite I gotta get by your side I’m all done with hello, goodbye I guess my heart is primed To fall in love with the next in line Who’s the lucky guy I spy Read my eyes from afar Stand close Meet me at the bar Closer You got me seeing stars Can touch Skin on skin’s a spark What’s it gonna be? Will you be something to me One glance, ignite I gotta get by your side One glance, ignite I gotta get by your side I spy Read my eyes from afar Stand close Meet me at the bar Closer You got me seeing stars Can touch Skin on skin’s a spark A little having fun A little one on one And when tomorrow comes I’ll be waiting by the phone Bursting at the seams Cold sweat All het up ‘bout you now Colour like a fever When I hear that message sound A stranger for my life I’m all done with hello, goodbye I guess my heart is primed To fall in love with the next in line Who’s the lucky guy I spy Read my eyes from afar Stand close Meet me at the bar Closer You got me seeing stars Can touch Skin on skin’s a spark What’s it gonna be? Will you be something to me Bursting at the seams Cold sweat All het up ‘bout you now Colour like a fever When I hear that message sound Is it better when you’re dreaming Of a person in your life Is it better when you meet them Than when you give up a part Is that defeat or compromise? All I want is to feel All I want is to feel All I want is to feel loved One glance, ignite I gotta get by your side One glance, ignite I gotta get by your side I said one glance, ignite I gotta get by your side One glance, ignite I gotta get by your side
9.
I know that you’re one in a million A mirror being to be all my being Taller, wiser, safer at driving Won’t fit me better under their wing Together tied by years and a bedroom A pantry shelf and matching linen And if we only met just now I do wonder Whether the spark that bled would be there to sing I know that you’re one in a million A mirror being to be all my being Richer or more into recycling Won’t fit me better under their wing

about

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After a break of over four years between album releases, Australian duo Big Scary announce fourth LP 'Daisy'. Their most playful collection to date, the tracks are full of drama - a little bit spooky and a little bit silly. It’s ok to LOL when you listen (and do a little boogie), but equally there is a thoughtfulness to be discovered within the themes and arrangements. The pair of Joanna Syme and Tom Iansek reflect broadly on superficiality, naivety and fantasy, compared with the complexities of reality, and the ongoing exercise in thoughtful living. Dynamic relationships are explored, between lovers old and new; and with the voice in your head.

Since releasing their last album 'Animal' in 2016 the pair have dived into broader creative projects. Tom has released three albums across solo project #1 Dads and duo No Mono, and produced or engineered releases for Maple Glider, Tom Snowdon, The Paper Kites, Airling and Bec Sykes. Jo created a second label imprint Hotel Motel Records (the first being Pieater, run with Tom Iansek and manager Tom Fraser); releasing four LPs, eight EPs and many singles; and toured Australia and Canada with the likes of Quivers and Cool Sounds, as well as working the Pieater releases.

These years between working together gave rise to reflections upon pairing up again: what is Big Scary? The answer is it is the music made by Tom and Jo - so that’s what they embraced. Though in the past the band always wrote together, most songs and albums would be finished by Tom in the editor’s chair - arrangements, lyrics, and production. 'Daisy' sees a more equal input from both band members, including tracking (Tom taught Jo how to engineer sessions on ProTools), singing (equal lead from both), and album art (a drawing by Jo, coloured by Tom). Taking it further, a hands-on approach was taken throughout the process - for mixing, photoshoots and music videos.

Their first album with no guitars to be heard, 'Daisy' utilises the floating brightness of synths, melodramatic piano and strings, and sparring hand percussion; drawing on indie pop, disco, and a dash of rock eisteddfod.

The daisy - a common plant. Overlooked. Ubiquitous. Unremarkable. But the daisy is remarkable.
There is beauty and depth to be found in most things, if we only allow ourselves to respond in that way. Daisy is an invitation to ask questions, to spark curiosity, and indulge in the infinite possibilities of mystery.

This album was made on Wurundjeri Country

credits

released April 30, 2021

All songs written and performed by Big Scary, except for “Bursting At The Seams” where extra percussion was performed by Jim Rindfleish and live strings were performed by Emma Kelly
Recorded and produced by Big Scary at BellBird, Collingwood
Additional recording at Sing Sing Studios, South Yarra, engineered by Aaron Dobos
Mixed by Tom Iansek at BellBird, Collingwood
Mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound, NYC
Album art by Big Scary
Centre collage photo by Jeff Andersen Jnr
Artwork compiled by George Gillies

Thanks to Andy Crosbie for lending us the gear that made the sounds - including our vocal chain and the ‘bass’; Jim Rindfleish for your “second-to-none” performances, drum tuning and for opening up your snare library; Josh Hodge for lending us (beyond what’s polite by us) the only vocal mic that did it right; Dave Mudie for letting us borrow and maybe lose some percussion bits; Alice Costello for the market treats; Emma Kelly for nailing the strings and Tom Fraser and Ra Chapman for your endless hospitality and support

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