Label: Wall Of Sound - WOS 030CDX,Play It Again Sam [PIAS] - 949.2030.070 • Format: CD Enhanced Cardboard Sleeve • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Lounge, Acoustic, Downtempo, Leftfield
Work began on the album shortly after the release of The Debt Collection. In an interview for Swedish television, singer and songwriter Andrew Pettitt said that by February the album was completed as far as they were concerned.
However, around this time, Danger Mouse heard they were working on a new album, and offered to produce it for them. This led to The Shortwave Set delaying release of the album in order to accommodate Danger Mouse's busy schedule. Production with Danger Mouse began in May The group kept in touch with their fan base during this time in Los Angeles via a series of posts on their myspace blog.
Their return in July was followed by a long ' radio silence ', during which time they left their then current record label Independiente Recordsand signed with Wall of Sound to produce Replica Sun Machine. Orchestration on tracks 3,4,8,9 arranged by Van Dyke Parks. The album was released with an exclusive bonus disc via Rough Trade. This, along with the title of the bonus disc, From Deptford to Hollywoodreference how the band, which began in Deptford, London, ended up working with Danger Mouse of Gnarls Barkley The Revenge Of Brown Benjamin - Various - Blast Til Death Vol.
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