Strange Negotiations is David Bazan's second full length studio album. It was released on May 24, 2011. The recording of the album began in early November 2010, and was funded by allowing fans to purchase a pre-order of the album along with an exclusive T-shirt priced to allow sufficient money for Bazan to take time off of touring. This is the first time David Bazan has released a studio album prominently featuring musicians other than himself since Pedro the Lion's Achilles Heel. Recording and mixing of the album were finished December 24, 2010, and it was subsequently mastered by longtime collaborator T.W. Walsh. The album peaked at number 32 on Billboard Magazine's Top Rock Album charts.