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Annie eventually picked herself up and became more involved in Bergen, Norway's club scene than ever. She made some connections and wound up recording a number of tracks with Timo Kaukolampi of Op:L Bastards. The two continued to record some tracks for Annie's own album. The results, along with a handful of productions from fellow Norwegians Röyksopp and England's Richard X, formed the basis of Anniemal. Originally released in 2004, the album was picked up for release in the U.S. in June of the following year. She contributed to K7's DJ-Kicks series in late October of the same year. A subsequent deal with Island fell through, though the alliance went as far as a first single and video, "I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me." Annie obtained the masters and landed on the Smalltown Supersound label, which issued the singer's second studio album, Don't Stop, in November 2009. Its track list was significantly different from that of the original version that had leaked on the Internet. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi