If they went through a label, I could pay $22 for the vinyl, and go see them on tour with the $23 leftover from not buying a $45 vinyl. Look, I know a lot of people are going to overpay Protest the Hero because they have the same fucked up notions of what record labels do, but from an economical standpoint, it makes no sense whatsoever to pay twice what a record is worth so they can afford to do it unprofessionally. Don't let your "fuck the man" attitude get so deep in your head that you can't see logic. True DIY cuts costs. This is inflating them.
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