Guitarist Dennis Casey was asked by FasterLouder how recording the album in Ireland affected the band. He replied: "The stories and the ideas are different. There's a song on there called No More Patty's Lament and it's sort of like a reply to 'Drunken Lullabies' from our 2002 album, which is about how we keep fighting each other, and beating each other, and killing each other. 'No More Patty's Lament' is about how there's peace in Ireland now and prosperity and it's a different place."
Robin Thicke and his mom, Gloria Loring are the first the first ever mother-and-son to have both tallied top 10 singles on the Hot 100 as solo artists or duos. Loring reached #2 with Carl Anderson in 1986 with "Friends and Lovers" and Thicke topped the chart in 2013 with "Blurred Lines."