Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bird & Bee; Flight In Formation

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If you've followed our band a bit over the last few years, you'd have noticed that we enjoy releasing recorded music apart from our "official" records. Lots of bands do it. Its always fun for us.
In the early spring of 2000, we printed an EP called 2000 A.D.D., months before our self-titled album came out. It was the first thing we'd ever done with a record label logo on it. I guess it seemed pretty special to us.

Ready, set, go.
We've been having a good time making Christmas records, EPs, and Acoustic releases ever since.


Meet the new EP.


Gotee signed us up for six. And for number six, we decided to release an EP, B sides, and rarities album called The Bird And The Bee Sides. The following is the track-list for the 26 songs that are going to be on the physical copy. Its everything that we could squeeze on to one disc, I promise. (the suits talked us out of doing a dual disc release) An additional, digital album will also be included with The Bird And The Bee Sides. We don't know how many songs are going to be on that yet. Again, we'll keep you posted.

The first thirteen make up The Nashville Tennis EP.

These songs are new tunes. Track six is a new version of the previously recorded song, The Thief.


The last thirteen songs have never been sold in a record store. Some have been on various EPs we've done, some are acoustic covers of album tracks, and some are demos. All of them have been remastered, and a lot of them have been remixed.
The Bird And The Bee Sides.


Its going to be a cardboard digipak, the price of a normal cd, and available in stores July 1.
Please pass this message on to anyone you know who might care. Please.

Head here to check out a new song called The Scene And Herd.

Stay tuned!
Matty.

58 comments:

T said...

This is awesome news - really looking forward to it!

Brandon said...

This is way its great to be a fan!

Erik said...
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Erik said...

i love you, matthew

sjaarnaeh said...

FINALLY!!!! HaHa, You Have No Idea How Excited This Made Me. The Scene And Herd Sounds Great When Its Not Filmed From Someone in A Crowd At One of Your Shows :D Yay For July 1st!!!!!

Jess :]] said...

I'm so excited. You guys rock. I'll tell everyone. :)

Christi said...

:D

miss miller :) said...

WOOHOOO!!!!
i'm super super excited :)

iplaytheipod said...

HUZZAH! OO-RAH! and every other exclamtion of joy! must....preorder...cd.....or....fall....over.....dead...lol i'm normallypretty calm but i cant even stay in this chair right now. scene and herd sounds wicked sick...arrgghh!!!!!!! i'm like bouncing off the walls right now. Thanks RK.

iplaytheipod said...

HUZZAH! OO-RAH! and every other exclamtion of joy! must....preorder...cd.....or....fall....over.....dead...lol i'm normallypretty calm but i cant even stay in this chair right now. scene and herd sounds wicked sick...arrgghh!!!!!!! i'm like bouncing off the walls right now. Thanks RK.

Nina said...

color me excited :D

i already pre-ordered it, lol, and then i told about everyone that was in my reach about it

we're an excited bunch of people. ^^

i can't wait :)

Laura said...

really, really looking forward to it :)
so is there any reason you chose those titles? what's the story behind them, cause even if it's stupid, there must be one :)

cathy said...

perfect timing for summer!! yay!

Craig Snedeker said...

Cool! Whats an EP?

Forger of the one ring... TO RULE THEM ALL! said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I am freaking out inside, but maintaining a calm persona on the outside. I can't wait!!!

Anna said...

Oh goodness. I am going to go buy a calender and multi-colored sharpies and mark down the days. You can count on me to be outside the record store well before midnight on the last day of June. Okay, I must now proclaim the amazingness to everyone i know.

P.S I am liking the title "Wits all been done before" nice

Dolberry said...

The Scene and the Herd is flat out awesome. Am wearing out the myspace player. Well done RK!

Emily said...

YAY, YAY!!! I'm SOO excited!!!!!!!!!

meggggg said...

gots dis baybay on preorder!

Melanie said...

Wow.. I think you were trying for the Guiness Book of Records on the longest ep ever recorded. I think the definitions have been changed? LOL I love it, though.

Really looking forward to the acoustic version of Fallen Man.
I also listened to The Scene and Herd on Myspace. I like it. I think some of that needed to be said. :) I"m also looking forward to hearing the new version of The Thief. The title sounds quite different.

I'll be preordering. I have my ticket for Warped and was wondering if any of those songs will make it on the set list.

Yaara said...

Sounds awesome, Matt. Where can I pre-order this thing? Can't wait to buy this.

PS: Addicted to "The Scene And Herd", keep replaying it.

britney said...

hey matty! i love the news! now july 1st is my favorite summer day! lol!you really have your ways of making everyone happy!
excited and anxious,
britney l

chelle said...

i am soo pumped =D
oh.my.goodness!!!

Angie's Blog said...

I am soo excited for this!!! I can't wait! I love the new song

britney said...

i swear i am addicted to the new song the scene and herd! i already know it by heart! its amazing!

Lindsey said...

I am extremely late in posting a comment for this (I guess that's what I get for going out and having a life...for once. xD) but I'm digging the album cover. Oh and did I mention I was insanely excited for this? I think I did but I'm sure you like to be reminded. :]

-Lindsey

HannahViera said...

Very cool, Matt!

John said...

I am totally looking forward to it, your cd's always inspire me!

Kate said...

i'm so excited, matt.
gah. thanks for keeping us posted!


raven said...

words can ' t even
describe how much i
am looking forward to this .

these albums , and
seeing you guys at warped
( possibly meeting ? )
will make my entire YEAR (:

<3raven

Craig Snedeker said...

"The bird and the bee side" =D gotta love that title!

SmileOnMyFace said...

come to the UK :D

can anyone in the UK pre order this CD?

Rachel said...

WHOOOHOOOO!!!! I CAN'T WAIT TA' GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YAY RK!!!!!!!!!!!

Anna said...

I'm stoked!

Mandarina said...

I am really excited for this. Your guys's EPs are my favorite!! Thanks for posting the track lists, I am counting down the days...

Craig Snedeker said...

QUESTION: Are all these songs taken from other CDs?

diannanicole said...

yay :) preordered yesterday! <3

Christi said...

OH MY GOSH!!!
I JUST HEARD THE LINING IS SILVER!!!
AND IT WAS AMAZING!!!
AND I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW AMAZING IT WAS!!!
IT WAS INCREDIBLE!!!
AND I AM SO EXCITED!!!
THAT JUST MADE ME SO HAPPY!
I LOVED IT!!!
IT WAS SO GOOD!!!!
AND I CAN'T SEEM TO STOP TYPING IN CAPS BECAUSE I AM SO EXCITED!!!!
AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!
I CAN'T STOP LISTENING TO THIS SONG!!!
YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!!!!
I CAN'T GET OVER HOW AMAZING YOU ARE!!!!!
AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I AM SO AMAZINGLY EXCITED!!!!!
JULY FIRST WILL BE THE GREATEST DAY OF THE SUMMER!!!!!!
*continues to freak out!!!!!!!!!!*

Amanda said...

OMG! I pre-ordered it already! I cant wait!! you guys serisouly picked the best time to come out with a new cd, I seriously needed it. I have been going through alot! and when I found out my fave band was coming out with a new cd it made me forget about all the things I have been going through! thanks matt! you guys are awesome! and thanks to God and my fave band (relient k) I am getting through all this stuff. :)

Scott said...

Call me crazy, but The Birds and the Bee Sides seems to be for all the newer fans :P

Nothing against the newer fans though. Although I am pumped, since I can't even find the Vinyl Countdown on Ebay.

Woo!!

Cherlyn said...

WHOOOO!!!!!
I"m so buying this:D

Mercy said...

A different drummer but the same old beat :)
I love the new song and I'm going to buy this ep!

Petra said...

Hey RK!
Love to hear your new record(s). Hope they'll be available soon here as well as in the US, though usually it takes some extra months :(.
Love from Holland&GodBless!
Petra :D

Rebecca Carlson said...

Your 'add comment' button is making me very angry.
Well that's good news.. except I'm poor. haha. I didn't even hear about you guys til like a week ago. Shows how big of a nerd I am.

Karissa said...

I'm excited! I love the new song, but I wish I could read the lyrics somewhere...

iris tapia said...

Tu fan número 1 en México.
Cantas genial... simplemente el mejor.
adios


your fan number 1 in Mexico
You sing genially... simply the best.
bye

iris tapia said...

Your new simple one is Super!!!

Forger of the one ring... TO RULE THEM ALL! said...
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Rachael said...

Wow... haven't followed Relient K since my teenage years (so, like, eh... 4 years ago?), but reading the "Beeside" demos really makes me want to break out my Employee of the Month EP and Creepy EP.

Also, today I went to see a show at a small venue in Rochester where I saw you guys play back in 2000 or 2001. There were probably only 50-75 people there. One of my most favorite shows ever, even to this day. :-)

mrs clara thiessen said...

Relient K is just about the most amazing band ever and when I found out about this EP I just about died! I already found the first secret song [which I already had] and I can't wait for the whole CD to come out!

Nate Barker said...

great to hear some cuts from the new album...been following you guys for a while....loved the show quite a few years back at King's Dominion where Dave broke 3 snare drum heads in one song...great set! your music has always been an inspiration and a good anecdote in all sorts of times...if you want to see some RK inspired "art" check it out on my blog

Matt said...

Here's a couple Thiessen videos for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esi7lSwromM
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P94E2zSMkuk

hisgurl4ever said...

hey Matt! i know everybody says they are your #1 fan, but I just wanna say ur pretty high up on my hero list. i know what u've done as part of Relient K, and I am soooooo excited every time you guys put out a new album cuz i am NEVER disappointed. My birthday is ten days after your album comes out,(7/11) and so far, it's the only thing I'm begging people to get for me. So thank you for giving me something to look forward to for my 17th birthday.

<3love you(and your voice)in Christ,

~the chick who only wishes she could be your #1 fan

stowie said...

wow thats so cool yall rock

Korrin said...

omg when i heard curl up and die i was in awe, it is soooo good. the ending is awesome i am just in love with it, you are amazing matthew

Clay said...

Wait... there's a digital album as well? i never saw it! Where can i get it? am i missing something? AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
someone, please email me at clayisajedi@hotmail.com if you have an answer!!!!!!!!!!!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

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