Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

what's Jake's handle?

Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

Searching on Instagram I'm not sure what the Jixsters account names are.

- Nathan

Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

jake is drumbschool but it's been set to private.

Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

Anyone else find the surely unintentional easter egg in the photo Jake recently posted to website?


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Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

setyabacksetyabacksetya wrote:

Anyone else find the surely unintentional easter egg in the photo Jake recently posted to website?

ummm...care to elaborate?


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Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

realmac wrote:
setyabacksetyabacksetya wrote:

Anyone else find the surely unintentional easter egg in the photo Jake recently posted to website?

ummm...care to elaborate?

All I see are keyboards, an amp, and some
Cables. Am i missing something ?

Instagram: matador_22

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57 (edited by setyabacksetyabacksetya 2017-07-06 06:42:52)

Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

next hint...

http://www.craveonline.com/images/stories/123947/image_assets/image_1.jpg

take a closer look by the amp. better open the full size image smile

Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

i see the ehx cocked wah, a flight case that says funk with a phone number (who's gonna call it?) with a pdx baggage claim ticket, looks like some sort of fatigue duffel behind it...i still don't get it...


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Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

realmac wrote:

a flight case that says funk with a phone number (who's gonna call it?) with a pdx baggage claim ticket

Do you know any musicians in Portland, maybe somebody who's in a band with a pretty strong connection to the Jicks?


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Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

setyabacksetyabacksetya wrote:
realmac wrote:

a flight case that says funk with a phone number (who's gonna call it?) with a pdx baggage claim ticket

Do you know any musicians in Portland, maybe somebody who's in a band with a pretty strong connection to the Jicks?

not personally

61 (edited by setyabacksetyabacksetya 2017-07-06 08:12:48)

Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

you guys are no fun. It's Chris Funk, multi-instrumentalist from the Decemberists. Not sure if he was just in to record some parts or working as a producer. Please nobody call him. That would be weird. I'm sure Jake didn't realize the phone number would be legible online.

Also there's a photo on Mike's instagram (mikejick) of a Roland Juno 60 that Mike says Funk modded to a 66.

And on one of Jake's IG photos from the studio there's a comment that says "say hi to chris."

They could just be borrowing gear from Chris; or he could be playing on the record; or he could be producing it. Or none ofthe above. This is what happens when your favorite band goes relatively silent for 304 years -- pure speculation. Who knows?

Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

aaahhh! very astute! thanks for shedding some light

i didnt recognize the guy in the photo you posted, is that funk? i'm not in the least knowledgeable about the decemberists, however, my wife is a big fan and will be excited no doubt. and incidentally, my coworker is presently playing the album with "perfect crime" on it here at the shop

def cool stuff


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Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

setyabacksetyabacksetya wrote:

you guys are no fun. It's Chris Funk, multi-instrumentalist from the Decemberists. Not sure if he was just in to record some parts or working as a producer. Please nobody call him. That would be weird. I'm sure Jake didn't realize the phone number would be legible online.

Also there's a photo on Mike's instagram (mikejick) of a Roland Juno 60 that Mike says Funk modded to a 66.

And on one of Jake's IG photos from the studio there's a comment that says "say hi to chris."

They could just be borrowing gear from Chris; or he could be playing on the record; or he could be producing it. Or none ofthe above. This is what happens when your favorite band goes relatively silent for 304 years -- pure speculation. Who knows?

Man I thought I was good at indie rock minutiae. Boy was I wrong. You sir are the Sherlock Holmes of this board ! Would have never caught that reference. Ha

Instagram: matador_22

Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

Haha. I'm just weird, have a lot of time on my hands, and remember stupid small details from liner notes, internet comments, etc.

So I followed Funk on instagram and he's posted photos more recently of the same studio with the pool -- so I can only assume this is either his place or he works there frequently. He's using the hashtag #halflingstudio -- you can search it and see tons more pics of the studio, including some of Mike and a shot of Malk's Big Cheese right around late May when Jake was posting. It looks like Adam Lee, who's engineered a lot at Jackpot, is also working there.

So it looks like we can finally conclude that team jix have been recording at Halfling Studios in Portland. All else remains unknown.


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Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

nguideau wrote:

I need to know how you came to that theory.

You shouldn't have said not to ask. tongue

At least I had the first name right?


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Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

I am having too much fun today. What do people think of this video? Could be the Jicks? Certainly sounds Jake-like and Steve-like?

Posted to IG May 17, right around the other pics of the Jicks in the studio. Funk's IG post says "Love this album I'm honored to produce w @adamleeee @problemsolver8 #halflingstudio" -- Adam Lee I mentioned earlier -- but @problemsolver8 is fucking Sandy Bodecker who is the VP of Special Projects for NIKE. More speculation but from some of his posts I think maybe he's the money behind this crazy operation, and also the source of all the skate nerdery.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUOIgsVDQZ1 … JJUDNrOM0/


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Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

setyabacksetyabacksetya wrote:

I am having too much fun today. What do people think of this video? Could be the Jicks? Certainly sounds Jake-like and Steve-like?

Posted to IG May 17, right around the other pics of the Jicks in the studio. Funk's IG post says "Love this album I'm honored to produce w @adamleeee @problemsolver8 #halflingstudio" -- Adam Lee I mentioned earlier -- but @problemsolver8 is fucking Sandy Bodecker who is the VP of Special Projects for NIKE. More speculation but from some of his posts I think maybe he's the money behind this crazy operation, and also the source of all the skate nerdery.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUOIgsVDQZ1 … JJUDNrOM0/

That definitely fuckin sounds like SM and Jake.

- Nathan

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Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

nguideau wrote:
setyabacksetyabacksetya wrote:

I am having too much fun today. What do people think of this video? Could be the Jicks? Certainly sounds Jake-like and Steve-like?

Posted to IG May 17, right around the other pics of the Jicks in the studio. Funk's IG post says "Love this album I'm honored to produce w @adamleeee @problemsolver8 #halflingstudio" -- Adam Lee I mentioned earlier -- but @problemsolver8 is fucking Sandy Bodecker who is the VP of Special Projects for NIKE. More speculation but from some of his posts I think maybe he's the money behind this crazy operation, and also the source of all the skate nerdery.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUOIgsVDQZ1 … JJUDNrOM0/

That definitely fuckin sounds like SM and Jake.

It sounds goooood too, eh!?

Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

What'd y'all think? If them jicks recorded in may, could a record be out as soon as this fall/winter?

Do a little hopscotch

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70 (edited by nguideau 2017-07-10 09:12:53)

Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

Well shit. I think we stand corrected. It really sounded Malk-ish to me, but I think it might be this:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTaWDrVAdy_ … lingstudio

EDIT: nope, no way. I listened to it a few more times and sure, there are similarities in 10 second clips but it's not the same. Then I looked up this band and they're on Relapse and Funk didn't produce the album.

- Nathan

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Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

Radixxs wrote:

What'd y'all think? If them jicks recorded in may, could a record be out as soon as this fall/winter?


Certainly possible in terms of the mechanics -- I think it takes more time to route and book a tour and straighten out all the PR shit than it does to record/mix/master/physically produce an LP.

I don't know if it's intentional but The Jicks haven't done a "fall" release, ever.

S/T, Feb
PL, March
FTT, May
RET, March
MT, August
WOAJ, January


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72 (edited by setyabacksetyabacksetya 2017-07-10 11:10:47)

Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

nguideau wrote:

Well shit. I think we stand corrected. It really sounded Malk-ish to me, but I think it might be this:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTaWDrVAdy_ … lingstudio

EDIT: nope, no way. I listened to it a few more times and sure, there are similarities in 10 second clips but it's not the same. Then I looked up this band and they're on Relapse and Funk didn't produce the album.

The timing of the clip I shared also more closely coincides with Funk's pic of Mike and with Jake's pics. I'm sticking with it 'til proven otherwise.

Also -- in this one it looks like purple-shoed Malkmus with the Guild. Diamond J-Drive on the floor -- and in the background hiding behind the tote bag is the black strat.

And how about this video clip from the same time period, sounds pretty Malkmus to me:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUP4NEVDflV … 97GhuoeI0/

Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

Yeah, I was being pessimistic (hey, it has been since January 2014).

- Nathan

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Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

setyabacksetyabacksetya wrote:

Also -- in this one it looks like purple-shoed Malkmus with the Guild. Diamond J-Drive on the floor -- and in the background hiding behind the tote bag is the black strat.

Forgot link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BUfv_7ADb-7 … wgQnRW8w0/

75 (edited by realmac 2017-07-10 10:57:27)

Re: A hint from Mike (clutching at straws)

setya, your links are truncated and not working...?