Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner chatted with NY Rock and asked him why the band finally decided to sign with Interscope after bypassing major labels for so long. “Well, I could say that we took pride in doing as much as we can ourselves,” Zinner said. “Originally, we were just putting the record out ourselves, and I’ve learned all about distribution and how things work. When we re-released the first EP, we were definitely very independent-minded and so indie labels just made sense at that point. And then the next year, we learned a lot about indie labels, major labels, and realized that it’s not really as black and white as it seems. Like, you can’t say, oh, independent labels allow artists all the flexibility they want, because there are just many awful truths about indie labels as there are about majors. But also for this record, it just came down to giving the record the best chance that it could have and the greatest distribution and exposure for it to be an option for as many people as possible. Not to necessarily be marketed on a huge scale, but for people to be able to.” Read more.
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