Originally released in August 1993, Stereolab's Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements was the group's major-label debut. The majority of the first 1500 vinyl copies had to be destroyed because of bad pressing quality. Also, the track "Pack Yr Romantic Mind" had to be re-recorded because it used a George Harrison sample which the band was unable to receive permission to use. The end of the last track, "Lock-Groove Lullaby", extends into a lock groove repeating a phrase sampled from Perrey and Kingsley's The Savers on their album Kaleidoscopic Vibrations: Spotlight on the Moog.
The LP's sleeve design and liner notes are adapted from a hi-fi test record issued by Hi-Fi Sound magazine in 1969. The record itself is sampled in the track "Jenny Ondioline".