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After enduring numerous tension-filled sessions while self-recording 2008's Pershing, the band members decided it would be best to relinquish control over production and pursue new options when it came time to record their next album.
Not knowing which producer to contact, they began their search by reaching out to Death Cab for Cutie guitarist and respected engineer Chris Walla -- a fan and friend of SSLYBY since the release of 2005's Broom -- to see if he had any recommendations.
Unexpectedly, Walla quickly replied he had the perfect person in mind -- himself.
And so, at his suggestion, SSLYBY made the trek from their hometown of Springfield, MO to Madison, WI -- home of the famed Smart Studios (Nirvana's Nevermind, Smashing Pumpkins’ Gish).
Working with Walla (Tegan and Sara, The Decemberists) and resident producer Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Sparklehorse), the band members crafted the final list of 12 songs that appear on Let It Sway.
Let It Sway takes cues from the band’s quiet Broom-era bedroom recordings and couples them with the polished sound of Pershing to create a whole new aesthetic most evident on songs like album opener “Back in the Saddle” and the slow burner “Stuart Gets Lost Dans Le Metro.”
Release Date: Aug 17, 2010