The last two songs on Teargarden, Lightning Strikes and Owata, were the first times the four of us recorded together. Oddly enough, it took what seemed to be a crazy-long time to do two songs. When you're working piecemeal, you can lose focus on the big picture. So doing Oceania was more in line from what I grew up with. I'm an album guy.
— Jeff Schroeder, MusicRadar, October 23, 2012
I have been in the recording studio for almost every SP record and never have I seen such positive band chemistry. It is very refreshing.