2008 Sophmore Release (Orange Records of Gainesville)
1. Oh Man
3. America Needs a Haircut
4. Suck My Butt
5. Wacky Willy
6. Ice Cream Social
7. The Woo Factor
8. Dick Tiddy
9. Pony (Frontier Feelings)
10. Whoa Man
11. Sexy Clown
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Hot from the Oven
2006 Debut Release (Orange Records of Gainesville)
1. Goin’ to the Beach
2. Pulled Pork
4. We Do Awesome
5. My Cool Robot
6. Jada Pinkett Smith Just Laid An Egg
7. Nail Clippers
8. The Kibosh
9. There’s No Chairs Anywhere (except this one)
10. Pumpkin Pie
11. Lance Bass
12. Stained Wood
Bonus Track: 13. Jumpin’
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Turning off the self-promotion machine for just a brief moment, Inuit Jargon would like to get real with you (realer than a Jennifer Lopez / Ja Rule collaboration)…
Inuit Jargon: April 1, 2006. Was ever there a more appropriate release date for the joke that has gone too far**?
Here at Icebox Headquarters, we couldn’t be happier with the finished product. We’re excited that for the first time, Inuit Jargon can be experienced in the home using full 3-D, hi-fi technology. I think what has us really excited more than anything else about the cd is that it comes in a realy cool jewel case wrapped in plastic.
What’s on the disc? HftO is a cross-section of all the ground Inuit Jargon has covered in its brief history. It is a combination of the early songs (“Nail Clippers,” “Goin’ To The Beach”), songs from Summer ’05 (“We Do Awesome,” “The Kibosh,” “There’s No Chairs Anywhere”), new songs from this past school year (“Jada Pinkett Smith Just Laid an Egg,” “Puddin’”), and everything in between (“My Cool Robot,” “Stained Wood”). It has been a blast seeing all the songs come together in a semi-full band setting. Most of the songs are still similar to the original “recordings,” but some others, namely “Pulled Pork” and Pumpkin Pie,” have truly been kicked up a notch (this, of course, is a reference to celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse).
Thanks is due in large part to Orange Records of Gainesville and super-producer/hypeman Eric Atria for the guidance and fresh ideas.
From deciding which songs go on the album to the track order, from brainstorming for the artwork to actually recording the tracks, the making of Hot from the Oven has definitely been a learning experience for the Jargon. We really had so much fun with the whole process and may not be that far away from starting talks on round two, so stay tuned.
Thanks to everyone who has come out to the shows, purchased anything, and shown support in any way possible. We’ve replaced our hearts with miniature igloos (which are excellent insulators) to hold on to the feeling we get from knowing you guys are out there. Thanks for an amazing year, stay safe, and bump some IJ to combat the summer heat these next few months. The Ice Age has officially arrived.
Eskimo kisses and polar bear hugs,
**Note that everyone knows real albums are released on Tuesdays, so please disregard the fact that April 1st was a Saturday.
Multiplication Table EP
Self-Recorded 2005 EP
1. Bloody Wombat Clamps
2. We Do Awesome (2005 mix)
3. There’s No Chairs Anywhere (Except This One)
4. Jack White Guitar Solo
5. Goodbye Ocean, Hello Moon (hi fi)
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After nearly a half year of rock-consecrated union, Inuit Jargon is allowing the public to experience the new, intensely hi-fi sound of their (as yet unnamed) sophomore album through the release of the Multiplication Table EP.
Their previous LP, Who Authorized This?, nestled its way into listeners’ hearts like a fatty arterial blockage with its stripped-down-to-the-bare-boned-essentials-approach-to-recording. All songs on that disc were recorded live at The Jargon’s audiocavern™ (the 3rd floor of East dormitory) without any production added to the mix in the ways of synths, drum tracks, etc. (Keyboards and drums sadly couldn’t fit within the confines of the audiocavern™).
The lo-fi sound produced during these cramped but fruitful sessions, though lower in tonal quality than most early 20th century radio broadcasts, is partly responsible for the charm that album resonated. However, for Inuit Jargon to rest on its laurels and recreate this sound on their second release would clearly be a step backward, and the natural progression of any band dictates forward stepping.
Though Inuit Jargon is hardly considered just “any band,” it would be difficult even for the Jargon to step into a studio and knowingly backstep in directions that they had already stepped in. The natural progression naturally tries to progress steps forward and fighting that would be like sailing against the current or spitting into the wind. Inuit Jargon had to take very cautious steps to see that this didn’t happen — cautious, forward-moving steps.
Thus the Multiplication Table EP was born.
The CD serves as the bands transitional move from low-budget-bedroom recording to slightly-higher-budget-computer-room-at-Andrew’s-place recording. The bonus tracks (numbers 4, 5, and 6) find Inuit Jargon experimenting with studio effects and getting a real feel for the studio space.
“Jack White Guitar Solo” features Celauro riffing over drums channeling the migrant soul of dead bluesman Jack White of the White Stripes. True White isn’t dead, but have you seen how pale he is? He’s certainly not healthy. His soul must be wandering.
“Goodbye Ocean, Hello Moon” is a reimagination of an instrumental cut from The Pumpkin Pie Sessions EP. Listen close and you can hear the swirling sound effects and continuously developing song structure. Intricate? Perhaps not but the song is built to last and can be considered an accomplishment as it was among the first songs to go under experimentation in Inuit Jargon’s studio (affectionately referred to as The Icebox).
“Honwatly,” the last bonus track on the disc is a test of studio magic. Spalding and Ruecker slow rap like molasses sliding down a cold windowpane over Celauro’s rainy day, down tempo drum and bass rhythm. Raps were done more than once and then looped on top of one another in the final mix (mistakenly?), almost as if the Jargon was using rhyme to add depth to the rhythm. “Honwatly” rounds out the bonus tracks as arguably the least focused track compiled on Multiplication Table EP. The first three (non-bonus) tracks, however, are among the group’s most ambitious efforts to date.
“Bloody Wombat Clamps” is a song derived from an instrumental outtake of Who Authorized This?. Spalding lays smooth double-entendre filled vocals like melting soft-serve ice cream over Celauro’s pornofied guitar lick. The Jargon calls on their listeners to “swim the lake, then retire” among other things. In other words, identify a great challenge, attack it, and then get out of there before it gets ugly (much like ill-fated Alabama rapper Bubba Sparxxx).
“We Do Awesome” is the standout single that finds Inuit Jargon at their creative zenith.
“There’s No Chairs Anywhere (Except This One)” is a recreation of an old Jargon favorite finding the Jargon Army Corps of Engineers carving out bluesy strip mines in order to reach rock hidden just underneath the sonic topsoil. Featuring the sleazy saxophone stylings of Dan Jordan and a breakdown that puts the listener in the middle of a Russell Crowe bar fight, this old favorite was resurrected into a formidable recording topped off by a one minute and 25 second guitar solo courtesy of Celauro.
Some of the non bonus track songs may find their way to the next album. If those songs serve as an identifier for what’s to come from the Icebox in the future, the world should stand back and take note. The more familiar Inuit Jargon becomes with working in a real studio, the more potent their musical love potion is sure to become.
As the lyrics of “We Do Awesome” suggest, “They come from awesome”. Indeed. With the Multiplication Table EP, Inuit Jargon has — once again — strengthened their position to take over all forms of media.
Internet Exclusive J-Sides
The Jargon is so prolific it time and time again creates too many tracks than could possibly fit onto a single album. As such, we bestowe these tracks onto you, the listening public, free of charge as Internet exclusive Inuit Jargon J-Sides. Our generosity knows no limits.
Jack White Guitar Solo
“According to Rolling Stone magazine, Jack White of The White Stripes is something like the 3rd greatest guitarist who’s ever lived (and as anyone knows Rolling Stone magazine is never wrong). In tribute, Andrew laid down a homage to Jack White’s guitar ‘skills’”
Tears of a Clown (Magnetic Fields Remix) [in .m4a iTunes format]
” It’s pretty hot.”
“For any of you doubters out there who think we’re not for real about doing an awesome sounding album, look no further. Download the NEW version of Goodbye Ocean, Hello Moon and prepared to be rocked by the all new hi-fi Jargon sound. This version isn’t really mixed or anything, but it still sounds so hot it might melt your spine off.”
“I hope you all enjoyed the all new Goodbye Ocean, Hello Moon. I apologize for the poor recording, but I hope it still made you all feel like you were sitting at a pool drinking a pina colada with a man with a large moustache (*wink*wink* caitlin…i know you like men with large moustaches).”
“In response to the public outcry for new tracks on the message board, we’ve decided to release one of the first tracks we’ve got mixed and ready for listening. It’s a rap track called Honwatly, and it’s sort of a test of studio effects more than anything else.”
*To save any of these to your computer, right click and choose “save link as”, then hope for the best.
Who Authorized This?
Riding the unrelenting tidal wave of self promotion that is Inuit Jargon, the IJ collective has released upon to the world a wonder equal to if not greater than the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Colossus of Alexandria combined. Just as Italy is known for its smooth-cut marble, and South America is known for its delicate hardwoods, the kingdom of Inuit Jargon is world renowned for its impenetrable rock.
This is undeniably evident on the just released Inuit Jargon LP, Who Authorized This?. As the first comprehensive retrospect of the Jargon’s vast career, one might wonder which sonic honey pot the Jargon can dip their sweet, sweet honey covered fingers into next. One might wonder how bright the gasoline fueled Inuit Jargon bonfire can burn, and for how long. The answer to that question is over a half an hour, as the debut album clocks in at almost 40 minutes of sonic wonderment.
Beginning with the acoustic, college rock influenced Goin’ To The Beach, Who Authorized This? frolics with sprite-like whimsy across genres, spanning all major avenues and even making listeners question their long held beliefs about what music can actually sound like. The trip/slip-hop track, How Hot is Our Flows feat DJ Tanner makes listener’s truly question, “Is this even music I’m listening to?”
Smoke Some Blunthhs is a carefully crafted character study of the mysterious Vin. Stained Wood may be the only song to talk about both politics and dried mangos in the same stanza. Nail Clippers and Lips rocks so hard your eyes may just explode out of your head, so before you listen to either song, be sure to wear the set of safety goggles included with each copy of the album (sold separately).
Send ups to the Jargon’s influences abound. Listening closely to the entire album, one may actually realize that all of the albums songs are careful machinations of several preexisting songs. Who are the great musical electricos of our generation? Deion Sanders? Macho Man Randy Savage? Star player for the Utah Jazz, John Stockton? I think it’s safe to say Inuit Jargon’s Who Authorized This? truly puts the Jargon collective among the pantheon of these greats.
Who Authorized This?
1. Goin’ To The Beach
3. Smoke Some Blunthhs
4. Lance Bass
5. Good Luck, Maria
6. Punkie Brewster
7. There’s No Chairs Anywhere (Except This One)
8. Stained Wood
9. Nail Clippers
10. Ice Cream Social
11. How Hot Is Our Flows feat. DJ Tanner
12. Wildlife Issues
13. All The Presidents Men
The Pumpkin Pie Sessions
Riding the electric crest of creativity that was the Bikini Penis sessions, Inuit Jargon quickly returned to the studio released their next EP to a sort of pandemic buzz that could only be described as, “Inuit Jargon hypothermia”. These tracks find the Jargon bending genre, experimenting with new sounds, falling into extraterrestrial grooves, and lighting a fire of rock with brightness so magnificent it hasn’t been witnessed since Napoleon’s scorched earth policy in Moscow.
Where the Bikini Penis release gave Inuit Jargon peasants only a taste of how easily Inuit Jargon made rock look, The Pumpkin Pie Sessions release expands on this principle conquering new fifedoms of technical virtuosity and expanding Inuit Jargon’s already vast feudal kingdom of rock and aural dominance.
The title track, “Pumpkin Pie”, experiments with both avant garde lyrical whimsy and French-new-wave-esque-type realism in presentation and recording techniques. There’s No Chairs Anywhere (Except This One) makes a complex, layered political statement on topics ranging from the consumerism, suburban disconnect, organized labor, and above all the death of the American dream. Finally, in the tradition of the first EP, an instrumental track (Goodbye Ocean, Hello Moon) is included. This lounge jazzcore track in the tradition of Coltrane finds Inuit Jargon at their most technically proficient. Andrew’s final guitar solo is alone worth the price of admission, yet the Jargon somehow squeezes more value out one’s listening dollar through Shaun’s virtuoso recorder inventiveness and Matt’s expressive drumming likened to a erupting volcano restrained only by the force of rock.
The Pumpkin Pie Sessions
Smoke Some Blunthhs
Good Luck, Maria
There’s No Chairs Anywhere (Except This One)
Goodbye Ocean, Hello Moon