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The Big Scary Four Seasons (EPs | 2010)

by Big Scary

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    The Big Scary Four Seasons: is a compilation of four seasonally themed mini-EPs which were recorded and released throughout 2010

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    Includes pullout poster of artwork for 'Summer', 'Autumn', 'Winter', 'Spring'

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    Pickup occurs via SOUND MERCH, 64 Oxford St, Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia.

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    The Big Scary Four Seasons: is a compilation of four seasonally themed mini-EPs which were recorded and released throughout 2010

    Includes pullout poster of artwork for 'Summer', 'Autumn', 'Winter', 'Spring'

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  • Me and You 12" Vinyl (LP | 2022) "First Pressing Gum-Leaf Green Marble Vinyl"
    Daisy 12" Vinyl (LP | 2021)
    Animal 12" Vinyl (LP | 2016) "First Pressing, White Vinyl"
    Not Art 12" Vinyl (LP | 2013)
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    The Big Scary Four Seasons 12" Vinyl (EPs | 2010)

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  • Me and You (LP | 2022)
    Daisy (LP | 2021)
    Animal (LP | 2016)
    Not Art (LP | 2013)
    Vacation (LP | 2011)
    The Big Scary Four Seasons (EPs | 2010)

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1.
Spring 02:10
I'm not like anybody else I am a new time You are the bleak, you are the black I am the springtime I've come to clean the frost away from your windshield I am a warmth you've never felt I am a life giver A cold so cruel that you have dealt I've come to build, I've come to melt I've never loved somebody like I've loved myself I am the sweetness in the air I am the first shoots I am an endless beauty I am a time so fair I've never loved somebody like I've loved myself
2.
Hamilton 03:26
It's the time of the year when the morning keeps you under the sheets It's the time of the year when the darkness is falling with a fake In a moment we will all be just a bright spark Forgetting all our memories in place for an endless dark And I can't believe you think money Will save yourself from all that's coming your way If the coffee gets cold put it in a hole and call out my name Push the people aside, mishear and let the maker take the blame Oh these cardboard, mystical, heaven-held sources of gold Foreign mister calls my name hear it back on the radio And I can't believe you think money Will save yourself from all that's coming The future won't remember kindly Your kids will hate you, your wives will leave you this way
3.
Somehow in all this space and time Like atoms we collided Like atoms we divided You sent me spinning through the air You read your books I read your lips A gem in the granite You are from another planet A rule unto yourself You’re just too good at playing games With your arms wrapped around me Your words that confound me La da da, la da da And then you let me go You never know how far I’ll go For you You left my house but not my head You’re in there baking brownies Poking ‘round where you shouldn’t be You’re now a shadow on the wall A whisper in the breeze A rustle in the trees Another sleepless night Another empty cup of tea But I never let it show And I’ll never let you know And I’ll be fucked if I ever do
4.
Summer 02:36
5.
Ask yourself if this is the day And then ask yourself if there is any other way How you going to pay the rent All you do is play guitars Porn, guitars and playstation How you going to pay the rent today You know too well Yeah you know nothing at all You made your bed Yeah you made this call Just don't cry to me when you fall Ask yourself if this is the day And then ask yourself if it is ever gonna pay Sitting on the couch while you are setting a new high score Cereal for lunch while you are checking your emails Something tells me you gotta run But a-hanging ‘round here ain't your thing And it ain't much fun You know too well Yeah you know nothing at all You made your bed Yeah you made this call Just don't cry to me when you fall
6.
We wanna have it, all that you've got We wanna chase it, we want it hot We wanna see, all that you see I wanna act on every urge that's inside me Yeah your pain is a ride and you're life's only paper Yeah your wife just called, said she might call later And a home is a home, and your life is a flat-screen Yeah don't look now, you're already a has-been We wanna feel all that you feel I wanna feel that my time here is a big deal We wanna have it, we wanna touch it All that you got, we wanna grab it What you reap is what you sow And what you sow is an unknown Yeah your pain is a ride and you're life's only paper Yeah your wife just called, said she might call later And a home is a home, and your life is a flat-screen Yeah don't look now, you're already a has-been
7.
8.
Autumn 03:52
Feet keep on running A new light is coming our way Hands turn to pockets The blues and the greens turn to browns and greys Leaves are falling all around My feet can barely touch the ground Hold tight, it's time now It's time to turn the food down to our roots But don't run and cry yet 'Cause death has never looked so beautiful Feet keep on tapping New rhythms we're clapping today So sweep out your driveway And hope that a new life comes your way
9.
You're sitting on the couch again One eye on your watch, one hand changing stations Will anyone really know you I feel your pain but why can't I talk to you You're driving your car And eating your microwave pizza, again My blood, my fears, your tears I am confused by the problem we have here You know I love you, I love you I feel your pain but why can't I talk to you And you keep driving your car And eating your microwave pizza ‘Cause you don't know what else to do Yeah ‘cause you don't know what else to do To do
10.
Home 02:25
Home isn't home when it's the back seat of your car Your life is thrown And you're left to just watch from the sidelines And leave all you've known It's heading down, down, down to a different town And don't place your hope on turning your life around 'Cos everyone knows that all of this stuff just hangs around Just hangs around But you'll soon be tapping your feet to a different sound And home isn't home when somebody's taken your place But it's nice to roam a bit before we get taken down Before we get put back down Down in the ground
11.
Winter 04:11
Look to the sky as she opens up on me Hands in my pockets, and a smile that only she understands
12.
You were a hard-faced kid That was new on the block An unknown life force That nobody could stop You had a mind of black and gold And every shade in between You were a paperback boy With a slate so clean So come on So come on You were my heart-shaped queen On your way to school You were a paperback girl Back before it was cool You were a bird shot down With you feathers all red With your face turned up And your arms outstretched Now come on Now come on
13.

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Originally recorded and released as four standalone EPs spread across the seasons in 2010, 'The Big Scary Four Seasons' is a compilation and time capsule of one of Australia's most captivating bands.

Excerpts from a review from Beat Magazine, who named it their 'Album Of The Week":
Big Scary are no longer the next best thing in Australian music, they are the best thing.

What started out as a deceptively simple premise – record an EP named and inspired by each seasonal turn – has turned out to be a major creative project for local Melbourne duo Big Scary. With the onset of Summer, comes the final piece of the seasonal set. The completists among us will already be chasing down those last limited copies, but to celebrate they’ve gathered the lot for one handy compilation.

Collected together, these thirteen tracks demonstrate that, despite their meagre set-up, Big Scary have more ideas in just one release than many bands manage to garner across entire careers. There’s acoustic revelry both sprightly (Spring) and melancholic (Home); atmospheric swells of ambient warmth (Summer) and frosty introspection (Winter). There’s touching poignancy (Thinking About You), rousing rock ( Hamilton) and one sure-fire anthem (Autumn). In short, there’s no end of the musical spectrum that Big Scary don’t touch upon. You constantly have to remind yourself that this is the sound of the fulfilled ambitions of a two-piece act.

beat.com.au/big-scary-the-big-scary-four-seasons/

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released December 3, 2010

All songs written and performed by by Tom Iansek and Jo Syme
Tuba on "Autumn" performed by Nathan Ford
Engineered and mixed by Matt Voigt
Produced by Matt Voigt and Big Scary

Album artwork and layout by Laura Taylor

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