Mixtape

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Mixtape
Invented.jpg
Invented Album Cover
First Played: 2010-09-28 (Never Played Live)
Released: 2010-09-28
Length: 6:31
Label: DGC, Interscope Records
Writer: Jimmy Eat World
Producer: Jimmy Eat World, Mark Trombino

Mixtape is track 12 of 12, the closing track, on Jimmy Eat World's album Invented. It is one of several songs by the band with a closed compound title.

Appears On

Lyrics

[Verse 1]

Maybe we could put your tape back on

Rewind until the moment we went wrong

I was always just a little bit lost

Knowing what I do, I should have fought

[Chorus]

You don't get to walk away, walk away now

It's too late, you can't walk away, walk away now

You don't get to walk away, walk away now

It's too late, you can't walk away, walk away now

[Verse 2]

Simple words connecting thought

Just pieces of the background 'til they're gone, gone, gone

I was only there to sing your song

What were you protecting yourself from?

[Chorus]

You don't get to walk away, walk away now

It's too late, you can't walk away, walk away now

You don't get to walk away, walk away now

It's too late, you can't walk away, walk away now

[Bridge]

Where went all the takers, baby?

Could you still give what they want?

Where went all the takers, baby?

Do you still have what they want?

[Chorus]

You don't get to walk away, walk away now

It's too late, you can't walk away, walk away now

You don't get to walk away, walk away now

It's too late, you can't walk away, walk away now

You don't get to walk away, walk away now

It's too late, you can't walk away, walk away now

You don't get to walk away, walk away now

It's too late, you can't walk away, walk away now

Recording Details

Writing for the follow-up album to 2007's Chase This Light began after touring of the US[1], Europe[2], and Japan[3] followed by a co-headlining US tour with Paramore [4]. In 2008-06 bassist Rick Burch said they were working several new ideas but had "no plans to work with a well known producer on the record, but...that could change."[5] Around this time Jim Adkins, the band’s primary lyricist, reused an exercise he had used as the band was putting the finishing touches on Chase This Light. He would look at photographs and coming up with his own back stories for them. Adkins had recently discovered two books Cindy Sherman's “Completely Untitled Film Still” series and Hannah Starkey’s “Photographs 1997-2007” and became taken with the creation of his own back stories for each photo. “I would take about 10-15 minutes and blast through every aspect of the scene that came to me. Who was this particular character and who were the people in her life? How did she end up in this scene?” Adkins says, “It was intended to be a writing exercise -- much like an exercise lots of people employ every day called ‘object writing.’ The point wasn’t to get material for Jimmy Eat World songs, it was only to get my brain in a mindset for working. Eventually, though, ideas developed in those sessions did start creeping into songs. The album title ‘Invented’ refers to a song which I feel sums up the mood here,” Adkins adds, “but could also be taken more literally as this album is the deepest into character writing we have tried so far" [6]. Adkins said that "Later on in the day I would be working on my own songs, and some of the more interesting parts of those writing sessions started creeping in; enough of those ideas became what the other guys were excited about too" They estimated that about 85%-90% of the record was generated this way [7][8]

In 2008-08, drummer Zach Lind said the band were expected to be working on the new album imminently [9]. While working on the new material, the band embarked upon a ten-year anniversary tour for Clarity. Adkins said the trek had no influence on the forthcoming material but acted as "an overall confidence booster because it's kind of an amazing that ten years on people still like records we made in the '90s." [8] When making demos for their next album, guitarist Tom Linton said they purposely wanted to take a more stripped down approach, compared to the heavily-produced nature of Chase This Light, saying "we thought we might have gone a little bit too crazy on some of the production parts, like as far as adding more vocals and keyboard parts. So this time, we went with something more stripped down." [10].

While on the anniversary tour, the band became reacquainted with Clarity producer Mark Trombino, and decided to work with him once again for their forthcoming album. The band subsequently began recording tracks at their home studio and rehearsal space, Unit 2 in Tempe, Arizona. They would then send them to Trombino, who was located in California. Jim said it "had been a really long time since we had met. We talked for a while and it was good. We had already been working on material for Invented for a while, and we were thinking of hiring a producer to work with us, but we wanted someone with a specific skill set and willingness to work in a non-conventional setting.” The idea was the band would work out a song as much as they could on their own in their studio, Unit 2 in Tempe, Arizona and then send the multi-track recordings to Trombino in California. “Mark is a ninja with a computer,” Adkins adds, “After trying out a couple songs we knew he brought something really complimentary to the sessions. We would be recording the foundations of one song in Arizona as he was mixing another song in California.” [6]

Adkins remarked that Trombino would make a "mix of it and add production ideas and we would just kind of go back and forth like that." "Mark is the wizard at computers, and the history that we have working with him we don't have with anybody else, so it made sense on the familiarity level and the ease of working level." [8] [11] Although the band and Trombino spent little time together in the studio, Trombino joined Jimmy Eat World on a couple of occasions [12]. Regarding the overall recording process with Mark, Adkins stated: "It frees up a lot of our geographic restrictions for both the producer and the band; it's not just someone next door." [13]

The strings for Heart Is Hard to Find" and Littlething were recorded by Wesley Seidmanat Capitol Studios, assisted by Paul Smith and were arranged and conducted by David Campbell. They consist of violinists Josephina Vergara, Gerardo Hilara, Tammy Hatwanand Michele Richards, and celloist Steve Richards [11]. Invented was released on 2010-09-28, through DGC and Interscope Records [11]

Reception

This Song Didn't Chart

Each, song on the album its own "closed narrative" [8] Adkins remarks that the album's title Invented referred to a track that he felt "sums up the mood here, but could also be taken more literally as this album is the deepest into character writing we have tried so far." [6]. The closing track Mixtape was six-and-a-half minutes long and featured piano and "inescapable bass lines swallowed by impactful percussion that are engulfed by storm clouds of dynamic guitar work and melody." [14] [15] Mixtape serves as an "address to an ex-lover in which the narrator rewinds the end of their relationship like a cassette tape so that “you don’t get to walk away now”—skips and sputters with a electronic drum click keeping oddly-paced time in the background before crawling its way towards an extended outro laced with horns and heavily processed vocal signs." [16] [17] The band noted that this album's song sequencing was not given a much though as previous albums as it "...isn’t as important as it used to be. People listen to individual tracks these days. It used to be that you would sequence the songs for an entire listening experience." [18] However Mixtape is considered a traditionally massive closer for the band. [19]

Personnel

Jimmy Eat World

Additional musicians

Production

Other Versions

Acoustic Version

An acoustic version can be found the extended Deluxe version of the album as track 18. You can also list on Amazon Music here: https://www.amazon.com/Mixtape-Acoustic/dp/B07VLCBJQQ. Not to be confused with the 16 track Deluxe Version https://soundcloud.com/jimmyeatworld/sets/invented-3

See Also

References

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20071012133332/http://www.jimmyeatworld.com/news/default.aspx?pg=2, News, Jimmy Eat World, 2007-09-20, Jimmy Eat World, Jimmy Eat World, 2021-02-21, Jimmy Eat World East Coast Tour Dates Announced After wrapping up their West Coast US trek, Jimmy Eat World head east for a string of shows that kick off October 26th in Atlanta and run through November. Dates and ticketing information below. please note - tickets for October 28th in Raleigh are sold through www.etix.com, not Ticketmaster as previously noted. the link below is correct. October 26th - Atlanta - Center Stage Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, September 21st at Noon here: www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E003F2DD51AE36D October 27th - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, September 21st at 11am here: www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E003F32B719D9F1 October 28th - Raleigh, NC - Disco Rodeo Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, September 21st at 10:00 AM here: www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=647300 October 30th - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club Tickets go on sale to the public Thursday, September 20th at 10:00 AM here: purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=3595&pid=6095231 November 9th - New York, NY - Terminal 5 Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, September 21st at Noon here: www.ticketmaster.com/artist/779154 November 15th - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday, September 22st at 10:00 AM here: www.ticketmaster.com/event/04003F32AD923737 News » Posted: 9/20/2007 | # | Jimmy Eat World Add Arizona Show September 27th – Flagstaff, AZ - Northern Arizona University, Prochnow Auditorium Tickets on sale Saturday, September 8th at www.ticketmaster.com UPDATE Presale starts Friday, September 7th at 10am here: ticketmaster.com/event/1E003F25B3B164DD Password: CASINO Tickets on sale Saturday, September 8th at 10am at ticketmaster.com/event/1E003F25B3B164DD News » Posted: 9/6/2007 | # | Chase This Light Now Available For Preorder on iTunes Preorder Jimmy Eat World's new album Chase This Light from iTunes now, and receive an instant download of the first single "Big Casino." As an added bonus, you'll receive the bonus track "Take 'Em As They Come" and an acoustic version of "Dizzy" to be delivered along with the rest of the album on the October 16th street date. Click here to preorder Chase This Light from iTunes "Big Casino" is now available for purchase at all online retailers. News » Posted: 8/28/2007 | # | Jimmy Eat World Announce Fall N. American Tour Jimmy Eat World will head out on a fall trek through the western United States, plus stops in Calgary and Vancouver, in support of their upcoming release Chase This Light, available October 16th. Unless otherwise noted, all sows go on sale August 30th. Updates to the tour section will follow shortly! Dates and ticketing info as follows: Sept 29 - Queen Creek AZ - Schnepf Farms (KEDJ Edgefest) ON SALE NOW Sept 30 - Redlands CA - Greek Amphitheatre tickets Oct 2 - Santa Cruz CA - The Catalyst tickets Oct 3 - Davis, CA - Freeborn Hall tickets Oct 4 - Reno NV - Grand Sierra tickets Oct 6 - Salt Lake City UT - Utah State Fair Park (X96 show) ON SALE NOW Oct 7 - Missoula MT - Wilma Theatre tickets Oct 8 - Calgary AB - MacEwen Hall tickets Oct 10 - Vancouver BC - Commodore Ballroom tickets Oct 11 - Seattle WA - Showbox Showroom tickets Oct 12 - Bellingham WA - Performing Arts Center Main tickets Oct 14 - San Francisco CA - The Fillmore tickets Oct 16 - Los Angeles CA - The Wiltern tickets Oct 18 - Anaheim CA - House Of Blues tickets Oct 19 - San Diego CA - House Of Blues tickets Oct 20 - Las Vegas NV - The Joint On Sale Sept 8 @ Noontickets Look out for more US dates to be announced in the coming weeks!!! News » Posted: 8/28/2007 | # |,
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20080221224729/http://www.jimmyeatworld.com/news/Default.aspx/pg/2, News, Jimmy Eat World, 2008-02-21, Jimmy Eat World, Jimmy Eat World, 2021-02-21, 4/1/2008 - Freeman Coliseum - San Antonio, TX 4/2/2008 - Lonestar Event Center - Lubbock, TX 4/3/2008 - El Paso County Coliseum - El Paso, TX 4/5/2008 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA 4/6/2008 - Rabobank Arena - Bakersfield, CA,
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20080221222727/http://www.jimmyeatworld.com/tour, News, Jimmy Eat World, 2008-02-21, Jimmy Eat World, Jimmy Eat World, 2021-02-21, 2/17/2008 Concert Southampton, UK Guildhall Support: Sparkadia SOLD OUT 2/18/2008 Concert London, UK Brixton Academy Support: Sparkadia SOLD OUT 2/19/2008 Concert Birmingham, UK Academy Support: Sparkadia SOLD OUT 2/20/2008 Concert Manchester, UK Academy Support: Sparkadia SOLD OUT 2/22/2008 Concert Leeds, UK Leeds University (Refectory) Support: Sparkadia SOLD OUT 2/24/2008 Concert Newcastle, UK Academy Support: Styrofoam SOLD OUT 2/25/2008 Concert Glasgow, UK Barrowlands Support: Styrofoam SOLD OUT 2/26/2008 Concert Belfast, IRE St. George’s Market Support: Styrofoam SOLD OUT 2/27/2008 Concert Dublin, IRE Olympia Support: Styrofoam buy tickets 2/29/2008 Concert Liverpool, UK University Support: Styrofoam SOLD OUT 3/1/2008 Concert Bristol, UK Academy Support: Styrofoam SOLD OUT 3/3/2008 Concert London, UK Roundhouse Support: Styrofoam buy tickets 3/17/2008 Concert Tokyo Shibuya AX Tickets go on sale to the public on January 19th. Visit www.smash-jpn.com for details, including presale information! 3/18/2008 Concert Tokyo Shibuya AX Tickets go on sale to the public on January 19th. Visit www.smash-jpn.com for details, including presale information! 3/20/2008 Concert Nagoya Club Quattro Tickets go on sale to the public on January 19th. Visit www.smash-jpn.com for details, including presale information! 3/21/2008 Concert Osaka Namba Hatch Tickets go on sale to the public on January 19th. Visit www.smash-jpn.com for details, including presale information! 4/1/2008 Concert San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum buy tickets 4/2/2008 Concert Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheater buy tickets 4/3/2008 Concert El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum buy tickets 4/5/2008 Concert Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Bamboozle Left Festival Tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 2nd a 10am here 4/6/2008 Concert Bakersfield, TX Rabobank Arena buy tickets 4/8/2008 Concert San Jose, CA Event Center at San Jose State buy tickets 4/9/2008 Concert Sacremento, CA Sacramento Memorial Auditorium buy tickets 4/10/2008 Concert Salem, OR Salem Armory buy tickets 4/12/2008 Concert Pocatello, ID Holt Arena coming soon 4/14/2008 Concert Orem, UT McKay Events Center buy tickets 4/16/2008 Concert Council Bluffs, IA Mid America Center buy tickets 4/17/2008 Concert Springfield, MO The Shrine Mosque buy tickets 4/18/2008 Concert Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom buy tickets 4/19/2008 Concert DeKalb, IL Convocation Center coming soon 4/21/2008 Concert Grand Rapids, MI DeltaPlex buy tickets 4/22/2008 Concert Dayton, OH Hara Arena buy tickets 4/25/2008 Concert Rochester, NY Gordon Field House buy tickets 4/26/2008 Concert Washington, DC Bender Arena coming soon 4/28/2008 Concert Albany, NY Washington Avenue Armory buy tickets 4/30/2008 Concert Lowell, MA Paul E. Tsongas Arena buy tickets 5/2/2008 Concert Atlantic City, NJ Taj Mahal Mark G. Etess Arena buy tickets 6/6/2008 Concert Nuremburg Rock Im Park 6/8/2008 Concert NŸrburg Rock Am Ring,
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20080221230215/http://www.jimmyeatworld.com/news/, Jimmy Eat World Tour Dates with Paramore Announced!, Jimmy Eat World, 2008-02-16, Jimmy Eat World, Jimmy Eat World, 2021-02-21, Jimmy Eat World Tour Dates with Paramore Announced! All shows will go on sale next weekend, except for Bamboozle West which is currently on sale. Ticketing details forthcoming, stay tuned to jimmyeatworld.com: April 1st – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum April 2nd – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheater April 3rd – El Paso, TX – El Paso County Coliseum April 5th – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Bamboozle West) April 6th – Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Arena April 8th – San Jose, CA – Event Center at San Jose State April 9th – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium April 10th – Salem, OR – Salem Armory April 12th – Pocatello, ID – Holt Arena April 14th – Orem, UT – McKay Events Center April 16th – Council Bluffs, IA – Mid America Center April 17th – Springfield, MO – The Shrine Mosque April 18th – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom April 19th – DeKalb, IL – Convocation Center April 22nd – Dayton, OH – Hara Arena April 25th – Rochester, NY – Gordon Field House April 26th – Washington, DC – Bender Arena April 28th – Albany, NY – Washington Avenue Armory April 30th – Lowell, MA – Paul E. Tsongas Arena May 2nd – Atlantic City, NJ – Taj Mahal Mark G. Etess Arena News » Posted: 2/16/2008 | # |,
  5. https://www.gigwise.com/news/43950/exclusive-jimmy-eat-world-announce-new-album-details, Exclusive: Jimmy Eat World Announce New Album Details, Mateus, Luisa, 2008-06-18, Gigwise, 2021-02-21, Jimmy Eat World have revealed that they will be heading into the studio to start recording songs for their forthcoming new album. Speaking exclusively to Gigwise, bassist Rick Burch revealed that the band plan to head back into their very own home studio to start recording new material as soon as possible. You might also like... Jimmy Eat World on new album, Kelly Clarkson & Steve Jobs Jimmy Eat World Announce November UK Tour “We’re kind of feeling like we have a lot of ideas brewed up and we’re going to get cracking on some new music. Actually we have our own home studio that we recorded 'Chase this Light' in. So it’s really convenient,” he said. “So far, we’re having the attitude of just doing it. And not having the attitude of trying to do anything, and just ‘Let It Happen’. With our other records, sometimes Jim will have a lyric melody or a guitar melody and we’ll build from that. Sometimes we just sit around and make noise and go from there.” Burch said that the band hoped to step out of their current three year album cycle. “We’re trying our best to break that and cut the time down – and at least cut a year off of that. That’s our goal. We want to be able to have stuff out there sooner.” Jimmy Eat World's bassist said that the group currently has no plans to work with a well known producer on the record, but, he added, that could change. “It’s always when you’re doing these songs and they’re coming together that names come to mind, and you think 'God, it would be great to get this person working on this song' and something like that might happen so we’re not counting that out,” he added. Speaking to Gigwise at the Download festival, Burch said that the band were considering self releasing when their Interscope contract comes to a close, possibly following in the footsteps of Nine Inch Nails. “It’s something we won’t count out. We have one more album to do on our current label, and after that I think we’re free agents. We’ll see what happens then,” Buch said.,
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  7. https://chorus.fm/features/interviews/jim-adkins-of-jimmy-eat-world/, Jimmy Eat World – 09.22.10, Bautts, Jonathan, 2012-09-29, AbsolutePunk, AbsolutePunk, 2021-02-21, Also this record seems to have more of a narrative structure than anything you�ve done before. I know you were inspired by some photographs and objective writing. Can you talk about what that process was like? Maybe like three years ago I was trying different things to get my brain moving in a mindset for work. It wasn�t necessarily to get material for songs, it was just really to get the synapse of songwriting. One of the things I was trying to do is I would flip through random pictures by Hannah Starkey and Cindy Sherman. The work I was using is really composed. There�s a story there. It�s not like this photojournalistic grab kind of thing, there�s a story there. Even if you weren�t coming at it from a writer�s perspective, you�d start asking yourself questions about it. Who are these people? What�s happening here? I would take 10-15 minutes and try to freewrite and think about every aspect of who the character is and what kind of decisions they�re making. Every aspect that came to mind, I would just write it down. Then later in the day I would be working on music and some of the more interesting ideas from those sessions would find their way into song ideas. It ends up that maybe 85-90% of the record is based off of those types of sessions.,
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 https://web.archive.org/web/20101009135425/http://www.shockhound.com/features/1439-jimmy-eat-world--do-it-their-way, Jimmy Eat World: Do It Their Way, Bayer, Jonah, 2010-10-09, Shockhound, Shockhound, 2021-02-21,
  9. https://web.archive.org/web/20081017133150/http://www.jimmyeatworldblog.com/archives/2008/08/back-in-the-studio.php, Back in the Studio, Lind, Zach, 2008-08-13, jimmyeatworldblog.com, Jimmy Eat World, 2021-02-21, Hi all, We are now back in AZ, enjoying very much being home. We are excited to get going on working on a new album and we've been spending a lot of time at our studio cleaning up a very big mess we've left.......organizing, cleaning, etc. Here is a little random video clip I recorded:,
  10. http://www.theaquarian.com/2011/06/01/interview-with-tom-linton-from-jimmy-eat-world-re-invented/, Interview with Tom Linton from Jimmy Eat World: Re-Invented, Fiorletta, Alicia, 2011-06-01, The Aquarian, 2021-02-21, How do you think the album compares to your last work, Chase This Light, in terms of the creative process and the final product? I think the main thing is when we began writing and doing demos for this record we wanted to make it a little less produced than Chase This Light. We were really happy with Chase This Light, but on some of the songs we thought we might have gone a little bit too crazy on some of the production parts, like as far as adding more vocals and keyboard parts. So this time, we went with something more stripped down.,
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Invented 0602527484167, Jimmy Eat World, 2010, DGC/Interscope Records, 2021-02-21,
  12. https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/interviews/jimmy_eat_world_have_little_complaints_about_their_new_album.html, Jimmy Eat World: Have Little Complaints About Their New Album, 2010-09-28, Ultimate Guitar, Ultimate Guitar, 2021-02-21, So you were never physically in the studio with Mark Trombino? We were a little bit; there were a couple times he came out. At the very end I went out to LA and we just like wrapped up all the odds and ends and finished the mixes on a couple things at his house. With computers it's really just an exercise in restraint on when things are done. And you can live with it for a little while, too. If it's all in the box there's no worry about charting out all your gear and making sure you have perfect recall on everything. It is the same. Like a month you can go back and do bumps on like guitars or vocals or effects or even fuckin' wipe out sections of a song; all those options are available to you.,
  13. https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/956254/jimmy-eat-world-embraces-digital-domain-with-invented, Jimmy Eat World Embraces Digital Domain with 'Invented', Mapes, Jillian, 2010-09-18, Billboard.com, 2021-02-21,
  14. https://music.avclub.com/jimmy-eat-world-invented-1798166041, Jimmy Eat World: Invented, Ryan, Kyle, 2010-09-28, AVV Club, AV Club, 2021-03-17,
  15. https://chorus.fm/reviews/jimmy-eat-world-invented/, Jimmy Eat World Invented, Fallon, Chris, 2010-09-29, 2021-03-17,
  16. https://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/132011-jimmy-eat-world-invented/, Jimmy Eat World: Invented, Fairall, Jer, 2010-10-20, PopMatters, PopMatters, 2021-03-17, https://web.archive.org/web/20121111122136/http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/132011-jimmy-eat-world-invented/, 2012-11-11
  17. http://oi56.tinypic.com/ico954.jpg, Jimmy Eat World: Pretty. Odd, Heisel, Scott, 2010-10, Alternative Pres No. 267. p. 112, Alternative Press, https://web.archive.org/web/20110717062755/http://oi56.tinypic.com/ico954.jpg, 2011-10-14
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  19. https://www.getalternative.com/it-holds-up-jimmy-eat-worlds-invented-turns-10/, It Holds Up: Jimmy Eat World – “Invented", Walsh, Jordan, 2020-10-28, The Alternative, The Alternative, 2021-03-17,

External Links

Jimmy Eat Pod Episode Link: https://www.jimmyeatpod.com/043-mixtape/

https://genius.com/Jimmy-eat-world-mixtape-lyrics

https://www.discogs.com/artist/82079-Jimmy-Eat-World?query=Mixtape

https://www.amazon.com/Mixtape-Acoustic/dp/B07VLCBJQQ