The Bird and the Bee Sides is a double EP by the American band Relient K. In the United States it was released on July 1, 2008.
The double EP is contained on a single disc and contains the The Nashville Tennis EP and The Bird and the Bee Sides. The Nashville Tennis EP (a pun on Nashville, Tennessee) is the band's seventh EP. It includes 13 tracks of new material that allowed the band to explore its sound a bit by allowing other band members, besides Thiessen and Hoopes, to compose/record a few tracks, as well as adding some influences from Country music and Ska. The Bird and the Bee Sides contained tracks that were either rarities or unreleased demos from the band's prior years.
The EPs debuted at No. 25 on the Billboard 200 with approximately 20,000 albums sold.
Those who pre-ordered The Bird and the Bee Sides received two "instant song downloads" ("Up and Up" and "The Lining Is Silver"), a Relient K and Gotee Records sticker pack, and a collector's-edition postcard.
Relient K held an online scavenger hunt for tracks that were cut from The Bird and the Bee Sides. The clues lead to "Hope For Every Fallen Man", "Where Do I Go (Acoustic)", and "Between You and Me". Two more songs are intended to be released some time for the scavenger hunt, and were announced to be the demo of "I'm Lion-O" from the band's 1998 demo album All Work & No Play and the unreleased demo of "Sadie Hawkins Dance".