The covers were originally commissioned by Queensland Gallery of Modern Art for a 2015 exhibition, “David Lynch: Between Two Worlds”. Following the live performances at the exhibition, the band decided to record the covers in the studio. In accompaniment to the album, Xiu Xiu embarked on a Europe tour in April 2016. In the same month, the band released a shared music video for the tracks "Into the Night" and "Nightsea Wind", directed by Diego Barrera.
Benjamin Scheim of Pitchfork was positive in his review of the album, stating: "In evoking Lynch and Badalamenti, Xiu Xiu have made one of their most beautiful and listenable albums, one that highlights everything the band does well while shaving down the rough edges that often turn away foes and friends alike."