The 7" was dedicated to super fan Jesse Alkire (with a note in the bottom corner of the vinyl sleeve reading "Here's to Jesse Alkire"). Jesse is a good friend of lead singer Matthew Thiessen and the rest of the band and received the dedication because he helped write the title track off the release, "The Vinyl Countdown."
The credits in the booklet of The Bird and the Bee Sides showed that Philmore drummer and former Relient K fill in drummer, Brett Schoneman, played drums on every song of this EP except "We're Nothing Without You".
The dual songs entitled "Five Iron Frenzy Is Either Dead or Dying" were made to pay tribute to the Christian ska band of the same name, as they had broken up earlier in the year. The songs are filled with humor similar to what the band was known for in their lyrical style.