Released on May 20, 2008, it is a collection of B-sides and rarities, along with new recordings of old favorites and cover songs that were previously only available as live versions.
The album spawned the single, "Night Reconnaissance".
July 2008 saw the release of the second Dresden Dolls book, the Virginia Companion. In September 2008, rumors began to circulate about the future of the whole band.
It is a follow-up to the Dresden Dolls Companion, featuring the music and lyrics from the Yes, Virginia... Viglione confirmed that the band was on hiatus but emphasized that he and Palmer are on good terms and that they will get together again when it feels right for both of them.
The Dirty Business Brigade coordinated the fans' performances. The name, according to Palmer, was "inspired by a combination of things," including the firebombing of Dresden, Germany and the porcelain dolls that were a hallmark of pre-war Dresden industry; an early song of the same name by The Fall; and a reference to the V. Andrews novel Flowers in the Attic, where the classically blond-haired and blue-eyed protagonists are called "the Dresden dolls".
The events consisted of screenings of short films from friends and fans, performances by local artists, and a solo show by Palmer who performed mostly cover songs inspired from film soundtracks. The book contains a history of the band and their first album—The Dresden Dolls—as well as a partial autobiography.
The book also contains the lyrics, sheet music, and notes on each song on the album, as well as a DVD featuring a 20-minute interview with Palmer about the origins of the band and the first LP.
The two describe their style as "Brechtian punk cabaret", a phrase invented by Palmer because she was "terrified" that the press would invent a name that "would involve the word gothic".
The duo formed a week after Brian Viglione witnessed Amanda Palmer perform solo at a Halloween party in 2000.