Romantic States has been releasing music under the name for almost a decade. They've toured sold-out theaters as Beach House's support. Guitarist Jim Triplett was half of Wham City blasters Videohippos. Their striking cover art is by singer-songwriter Ilenia Madelaire. For this new record, the band grew from a duo to a quartet to include Wildhoney/Expert Alterations bassist Alan Everhart and drummer Shawn Durham (who has spent time drumming for Snail Mail, Emily Yacina, Gauche, and many more).