Produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and Reigning Sound frontman Greg Cartwright, Abdication...For Your Love was originally available solely as a promotional giveaway. This 2019 colored vinyl LP reissue marks the first wide release of the record. In a 2011 review of the album, the A.V. Club wrote, "Reigning Sound's allegiance is to producing great songs that move feet and rip out hearts, not to any particular scene or fashionable pose." Paste also described it as a collection of "nicely recorded songs that sometimes rock, sometimes don't, but are always well put together." After the release of Abdication..., Reigning Sound put out the much-loved Shattered LP in 2014. Includes a download card with the digital-only bonus track "What Did I Tell You."