Pitchfork: Do you think your affiliation with Dischord had maybe kept you in that DIY mode?
Chris: Dischord to us is about freedom. And most relationships between bands and labels are about control, and it's a struggle. Dischord, it's like basically, here's what we're gonna do, we're gonna buy your record, we're gonna get it to these stores, we're gonna do this amount of press work, we're gonna help you with this much and then that's it, the rest is on you to do whatever you want, and you're free to do whatever you want. They're not gonna delay your record an extra month because they're waiting for the market to be right, they're not gonna rush you to get the record before.
The label is such a huge part of the musical landscape in DC and the music we've had an intense relationship with since we were all teenagers. That's kind of our collective experience. Dischord has been so supportive of all the stuff we've done, and as long as the relationship remains free and enjoyable, we hope to still be working together.
From the Pitchfork interview.