For this record we wanted to make the music outside of Toronto and our daily grinds so we started looking for a place that was a comfortable drive away but which felt remote. We found Rock Island, named not for music but for geology. It is actually one big rock with stuff growing on it and has one small house with a great stone fireplace. We went there for a week at a time and between chopping wood, cooking, boating, whittling, hiking and staring into the fire, worked up some songs that were as laid back and sparse as the setting.