It might be cheating to say it's a pure solo album," Sitek explains. "These songs are tunes I had created in the process of producing other people's albums, and they were just too far out for the specific records I had been cast to do. So I kept them around and figured I should put them out under one blanket thing." Sitek recruited some of his favorite singers to co-write and lend vocals to his songs: artists he's helped produce over the last 8 years as well as those he has met as one of the progenitors of the formative, New York-based indie-rock scene. Those artists include Karen O, the spectacular front-woman of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs; stylish rap wordsmith Theophilus London; old friend Katrina Ford from the Baltimore-based band, Celebration; the torchlight talent of New York's Holly Miranda; legendary Talking Heads frontman David Byrne; and, of course, TV On The Radio bandmates Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone.