Wildly prolific, Yorktown, Illinois-based Oval-Teen charmed the hearts of indie pop fans in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The band's light, charming sound quickly garnered the band a small but committed following. The band's early, limited releases on small indie labels such as Fruit Striped Records, Debris Records, Robin Hood Records, Mr. Whiggs Records, and Motorway Records set the groundwork for the band's fanbase. Million Shades was recorded in 1999, but wasn't released until 2001; the album's release on indie label MOC Records introduced the band to a throng of new fans. The Don't Think for a Minute EP and Kissing Ghosts CD were released on Canada's My Mean Magpie Records. After years of prolific songwriting and recording, the ambitious Yorkville, IL 53-song retrospective double-disc was finally set for release in 2004 on Bi-Fi Records.