"This isn't disposable pop; this is stuff that gets into your bloodstream and overwhelms you"
-ROUGH TRADE SHOPS (ALBUM OF THE MONTH)
"Equal parts Tin Pan Alley showmanship and spastic, psychedelic freak-out"
"Practically every song is murderously catchy, with a rickety charm"
-THE TIMES OF LONDON
"Vindictive pop fans should gear up their 'told you sos'"
"A gloriously out-there, retro-sounding, psychedelic-tinged pop rock wonderfest"
"In short, Planets Conspire veritably Rocks."
released 17 January 2006
(Canada, UK, Scandinavia, Finland, Taiwan)
Vinyl release by We Are Busy Bodies
Jason Nunes: singing, guitar, piano, organ500
Darcy Rego: drums, singing, acoustic guitar
Michael Small: bass, singing
Andrew Scott: guitar, organ, horns
Jose Contreras: guitar on 1, singing on 6, 9, 10
Randy Lee: strings on 1, 5, 6, 8
Drew Smith: guitar on 3, singing on 3
Matt Beckett: whistling on 3
Yoroku Saki: synth on 2, singing on 2, 11
Jessie Stein: singing on 6, 9
Lily Frost: singing on 9, 10
Davina Thomson: clarinet on 10
All drums, bass, main guitar and main piano were performed live by Darcy, Michael and Jason, recorded to half-inch tape at Jose's dad's house in Thornhill, Ontario.
Instrument overdubs recorded to cassette 4-track in Mississauga.
Vocal overdubs recorded to computers in Toronto.
Produced and mixed by Jose Contreras
Mastered by Joao Carvalho
Cover collage by Jason Nunes
Jose Contreras appears courtesy of spinART Records
Jessie Stein appears courtesy of Blocks Recording Club
Lily Frost appears courtesy of Aporia Records
Randy Lee, Matt Beckett and Drew Smith appear courtesy of Fuzzy Logic Recordings
A&R for V2 Records: Eric Warner
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Ken Beattie, Maria Bui, Matt Burke, Linda Bush, David Calderley, Joao Carvalho, Peter Chapman, Thom D'Arcy, Steve Denyszyn, Joe Dos Anjos, Peter Elkas, Zach Feldberg, Jay Ferguson, Tim Ford Plant, Andy Gershon, Steven Himmelfarb, Jen Hirst, Adam Jockisch, Konrad Junikiewicz, Scott Kaija, Tom Kemp, Ante Kovac, Lindsay Lynch, Darryl MacKinnon, Sid McCain, James Mejia, Alison Mercer, Stacey Mitsopulos, Davida Nemeroff, Evan Newman, Julien Paquin, Parkside, Nathan Rekker, Peter Rowan, Ingrid So, Scott Soares, Chris Taylor, Leah Timmins, Eric Warner, Jessica Whyte, Andrea Winkler, Rob Zifarelli, Jody & Darryl, Leanne & Blair, Ingrid & Jesse, Val & James, Mat & Dave, Blair & Heather, Lily & Jose, Stein family Montreal, The Bicycles, Billy Talent, By Divine Right, Cuff the Duke, Death From Above 1979, Masia One, SS Cardiacs, The Waking Eyes, Blue Orange Studio, everyone at Endearing, everyone at V2, roommates, brothers, sisters, moms & dads.