Due to Spongebath's long delay in releasing the album, the band decided in the interim to release the Vegetable Kingdom EP, a five song teaser of new material and B-sides. The B-sides included the songs "Stick in the Mud," "Sitting Beside Myself," and "Sucker." The song "Vegetable Kingdom" became a minor radio hit regionally. The EP proved to be the perfect teaser for INOFW, showcasing the band's evolving sound and dense, distinctive arrangements.
Although the album sold poorly (largely due to limited distribution channels and limited pressings), it was received very well critically and is often considered one of the finest Tennessee rock albums of the 1990s. It was re-released by Avex Trax in Japan in May 2001.