Frequent band collaborator Nick Scott designed the sleeve, whereas Gary Jarman provided the cover image of the lo-fi Chicago skyline. The vinyl received release in purple, continuing a theme dating back to their debut of using a variety of colours, and gained the catalogue number 'WEBB344S'. The liner notes also indicate "this seven inch was given away with the album, In the Belly of the Brazen Bull".
"Better Than Me", the 7" vinyl B-side, initially found release as a 'treat' for those who pre-ordered the new LP as an "instant gratification track". Produced and engineered at Greenmount Studios, Leeds by Lee Smith and fellow Wakefield resident Jamie Lockhart, the song reached completion though Chris Potter at Electric Mastering, London.
The band opted not to release an accompanying video with the song. Furthermore, "Chi-Town" failed to make a mark on the British singles chart due to BPI rules and regulations associated with free digital downloads.