Earlier this year, Little Dragon was slowly building an underground U.S. following thanks to their 2009 release, "Machine Dreams," and the small tour supporting it. Soon after, the electro-indie band was jamming out on arena stages around the world as support for Gorillaz.
With the help of their management, the Swedish outfit was able to catch the attention of Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn when they stopped by Gorillaz's recording studio last year and penned a couple of tracks with the alt-rockers. A few months later, it was confirmed that both songs Little Dragon wrote with Albarn and his crew, "Empire Ants" and "To Binge," would appear on Gorillaz's 2010 release "Plastic Beach." Little Dragon was the only collaborator to appear twice on the set.