One And Done is a new, recurring series that will highlight bands who made the jump to a major label, released an album and, through a series of unique circumstances, quickly left the label, were dropped, or broke up. The series will take a look at how the band reached the big leagues, what they did when they got there, and attempt to dissect what worked and what didn’t. This is the first entry of the series.
July 30, 2014
by Bryne Yancey
By the time Alkaline Trio joined Epic for the release of Agony & Irony in 2008, they’d been a band for 11 years.
Pretty excited about this series. I’ve always been morbidly fascinated by the machinations of the major label system and how it tends to chew up punk bands and spit them out. Looking forward to shining some light on it.