JIP is currently IN STUDIO working on our Full Length Record
In the meantime...Check Out our 2012 release:
JIP: Sparks, Flames & Names
is NOW AVAILABLE for digital download
on iTunes, Amazon, and all other outlets!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for Hard Copy of Sparks, Flames & Names!
JIP: Sparks, Flames & Names is a collaborations record with seven different featured artists on the seven tracks. In writing this album the theme became a "breakup" record of sorts. At the beginning you are adjusting to new life circumstances til you fall in love and that love falls apart.
1. Shift featuring Shaun Hague (http://www.shaunhague.com)
2. Swimming featuring Buick Audra (http://www.buickaudra.com)
3. Our City by the Lake featuring Nickolas Blazina (http://www.stateandmadison.net)
4. You've Become My Life featuring Lil' Teena Marie
5. Shudder featuring featuring Joanna Stanielum (www.halfmoonmad.com)
6. Little Light featuring Rachel McClusky (http://rachelmccluskymusic.tumblr.com/)
7. Meant to Pass featuring Edison
Press / Reviews for Sparks, Flames & Names:
Ranked #40 Album of 2012 by Broken Hearted Toy!
Sparks, Flames & Names was first sent to fellow artists including members of Semisonic, Eels, Local H, and other local Chicago friends of JIP.
Check out the first wave of Reviews of Sparks, Flames & Names:
Jess Paul of WreckedRadio.net
" Sparks Flames Names EP is a complete showcase of JIP's honed musicianship and raw passion. Throwing back to classic and southern rock and acoustic legends, the band injects their own soul into every song. My favorite tracks, "Shudder" w/ Joanna Stanielun and "Little Light" w/ Rachel McClusky."
James Van Osdol of Q101 fame
"I love Shudder and Shift is pretty cool too"
Jacob of Semisonic
“Good Stuff, I like the haunting choruses in Swimming”
Butch of the Eels
“Quite Impressed with the 7 track EP. Keep on the awesome road of making music because you’re good at it”
Kevin of Kevin Flynn and the Avondale Ramblers
“Sparks, Flames & Names is the soundtrack to that still, quiet evening of self-reflection. A unique modern music blend.” Shudder, featuring Joanna Stanielun, recalls the more haunting moments from Fleetwood Mac's heyday.
Joe Daniels of Local H fame
“A refreshing and soothing blend of songs with a lot of diversity in the song crafting” “Songs on this EP like “Little Light” leave you grooving under the moonlight with a fire and thoughts of distance in your mind”
“This EP makes great use of guest appearances by combining the strong songwriting of JIP with seamless vocal harmonies throughout”
Andy of The Burrows
“I love the concept of this EP and the stylistic diversity is quite refreshing”
Mike of Ballroom Boxer
“This album kills” “Nice duets, Shudder reminds me of Pete Yorn”
Matt of Jackpot Donnie
“Sparks, Flames & Names is a fun collection of rustic folk-rock jams with some cool and unique twists”
Kevin of The Action Blast
“This EP Rules! 4.5 out of 5”
“It’s really good” “Joanna, Buick and Rachel blend well w/ your voice and they sound sexy to boot.”
Justin of Duller Colors
“You’ve Become My Life is a cross between Fiona Apple & Ben Folds with excellent harmony and rich textures”
"Harmonies reminiscent of CSN, solid instrumental creativity, and original compositional strength make Sparks, Flames & Names a great listen. Very Fun!"
“Very cool acoustic oriented EP with excellent duets”
“Shudder is the epic song on this album…you and Joanna sound fantastic together”
Jennifer Benson of Ignescent
The originality of your work is refreshing. Love "Little Light"!
JIP's "Sparks, Flames & Names EP" blends blues, folk, pop and rock to create something unique and very enjoyable.
“Great album” “Our City by the Lake is very Radio Friendly”