On previous albums, Sloan had always been an “anything goes” kind of band. For ‘Action Pact’, however, they were searching for cohesion, and producer Tom Rothrock helped them choose the best songs – no matter who wrote them. “We reached an agreement, which you could argue is perfect democracy,” singer Chris Murphy tells Shannon McCarthy of Get Real Detroit. “We tried to write as many songs as we could because we weren’t going to have three songs each [for ‘Action Pact’]. We were going to pitch our songs to the producer and let him decide.” Getrealdetroit.com has since removed the article.