The album has had positive reviews. NME gave the album 8/10, saying, "The Drums have proved... there's still a hurricane of heartsore life in guitar pop." It also highlighted "Book of Stories," "Down by the Water" and "Skippin' Town" as particularly good tracks. Q gave the album 4 stars, saying that "The Drums provide its steadiest beat in years" when referring to the album's impact on the indie music genre.
The first single to be released from the album was "Best Friend," which was released on 29 March 2010. The single found success in the UK, where it charted at number 110.
The second single to be released from the album was "Me and the Moon," which was released on 31 May 2010. The single acted as the second promotion for the album, which was released a week later on 7 June 2010.
The third single to be released from the album was "Let's Go Surfing," which was released on 12 August 2010. Having originally peaked at number 107 upon initial release in September 2009, the reissue lead to the single peaking at number 63 on the UK Singles Chart, marking the band's most successful single to date.
The fourth single to be released from the album is "Forever and Ever, Amen," which was released on 12 December 2010.