is the first SVIIB album to feature live drums, which were recorded by the band's live touring drummer Chris Colley at the East Williamsburg studio My Active Driveway. "We'd been blasting the demos in the van constantly, so Chris got to know them really well," explained Multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Curtis to SonicScoop
: "We had a six day break, so we popped into the studio and laid down the drum tracks really quickly. There's no desk in My Active Driveway, but as a far as microphones, preamps, and compressors, it's like a kid in a candy store – so beautiful and so much great stuff. It was amazing."
He added: "There's a particular energy, and a manic, aggressive feeling/quality that you can really only get from a guy beating the s--t out of some drums in a room."