Guitars, bass, drums, and some keyboards on this album were all recorded live. Vocals, horns, percussion and additional keyboard parts were then overdubbed. They only allowed themselves a limited number of takes for each parts. Once a take was recorded, it was left as it was, with no post-thought interference.
Previously responsible for writing all the material, Embree this time shared songwriting duties with Steve Choi.
Also of note is the album cover, entitled "Predictable", which was originally a painting by Aaron Nagel, a Bay Area artist and member of both Link 80 and DESA.
The album also includes a DVD featuring live performances of "Sell You Beautiful," "Who Would've Thought," and "Progress;" an acoustic performance by Matt Embree of "Overcome (The Recapitulation);" a 4-minute interview with Matt about the recording of The Resignation; and a collection of live and studio photos.
The first pressing of the DVD had audio synchronization problems with the live video segments. This was caused by an oversight of audio encoding. Drive Thru has since fixed the problem for subsequent pressings.