Yeah, I'm thinking just drive thru. A ton of bands have signed their lives over because they "just want to make it". I'm more thinking how Drive-Thru basically flopped, yet didn't. A bunch of bands had to buy out contracts, which is some bull. If a major flops, I'm assuming the band is free...yet Drive-Thru didn't call it quits..so I'm reading that those old contracts would still be legally binding, if I'm not misinterpreting.?
It's all extremely confusing, and legal ridiculousness. I know Hellogoodbye had a huge issue getting a record out and it took forever.
Dave Melillo was in another contract I think with Cute Is What We Aim For. Ace Enders wound up putting out a free album before he released anything else.
From what I understand, Drive-Thru just took advantage of young kids or what this world considers adults (18-20 years old). They signed artists into long contracts that required a large number of albums. The bands were so excited to get signed and when Drive-Thru tanked they were screwed. That's life though. It's so hard for bands to get any traction these days. I don't know how they do it.