The Vinyl Countdown

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The Vinyl Countdown
EP by Relient K
Released August 1, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Christian rock
Length 7:28
Label Mono Vs Stereo
Producer Mark Lee Townsend, Matthew Thiessen
Relient K chronology
Two Lefts Don't Make a Right...but Three Do
The Vinyl Countdown
Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Hand

The Vinyl Countdown is the fourth EP by Christian rock band Relient K, released exclusively on a clear red 7" vinyl record on Mono Vs Stereo Records. It was released in 2003, a few months after the band's third full-length album, Two Lefts Don't Make a Right...but Three Do was released. The Vinyl Countdown was followed a few months later by the band's Christmas CD, Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Hand, giving the band three releases in one year, and also the second recording on MVS.

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."[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Matt Thiessen

Side A[edit]

  1. "The Vinyl Countdown" – 2:35
  2. "Five Iron Frenzy Is Either Dead or Dying" – 0:28

Side B[edit]

  1. "We're Nothing Without You" – 3:47
  2. "Five Iron Frenzy Is Either Dead or Dying (Wannabe Ska Version)" – 0:38


Relient K
Additional production

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.