Jacob, who at the time had nearly finished one full-length record Frontier featuring members of the House Of Fire, began working on recording two other albums. The Original Love was another full-length, that like Frontier, he engineered and recorded himself in various hallways, bedrooms, and living rooms in and around Portland, as well as in an old family cabin in Northern Maine. With the help of Frank Hopkins he also recorded a six song EP entitled Goldyhymns, captured live at Mayo Street Arts Center, an old converted church in Portland. All three albums were released digitally in late October of 2011, on Jacob's bandcamp site.
In July of 2012, Jacob released the Bikini Island EP, comprised of 4 songs that he had written and recorded during the The Original Love sessions. Jacob, in talking about Bikini Island says, "the EP is a collection of songs I recorded in the summer of 2011 in the same sessions of seclusion as "The Original Love". They seemed like a such a bizarre excursion from the norm of what I was doing at the time that I didn't release them. They practically made me feel uneasy and I really didn't want anyone to hear them, ever. But, naturally, friends always have a way of persuading a man. This EP is my most out of body experimental jaunt into possible sonic embarrassment yet."
Jacob's bandcamp site is currently the only place to listen and download his entire catalog. As always they are available for the name-your-own-price option.
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