Several of White Denim's albums have alluded to the band's trouser-referencing name - Fits and Stiff being two of them. However, the title of their eighth album have nothing to do with jeans. Instead it has a double-meaning, applyling not only to White Denim's occupation of supplying entertainment to an audience, but also to human behavior in which people typically act a part rather than being who they really are. Co-vocalist Steven Terebecki explained to Uncut:
"The title has a number of connotations, but there is also a song called 'Performance' on the record, and that song seems like a good representation of the record. All our album titles over the years have had do meanings, but most of the time it was referring to jeans - but this one kind of steps outside of the adjectives describing jeans!"
James Petralli explained the song's meaning to Relix magazine: "The lyric is messing with definitions of 'performance' as well, just taking a single word, interpreting it a few different ways and seeing what feelings come out when doing that."
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.