All Time Low have confirmed their re-signing with Hopeless Records. You can check out an excerpt below and read the full interview with Alex Gaskarth here.
All Time Low have officially re-signed with Hopeless. How did it happen?
It was a process that came naturally. Having worked quite a good ways through the record independently, [we] started reaching out to various labels to see what the prospect was of us signing with different companies. It was a good situation in the sense that it was the first time in a long time that we got to sit back and mull over a decision and make the decision that was absolutely, 100 percent what’s best for us. A lot of the time, especially when you’re a young band or when you’re already in a deal, as was the case Interscope, you have to make a few compromises because that’s the only way you’ll get it done. But, this time around, we were in [a] unique position where we were able to ask for exactly what we wanted and see who was willing to give [us] that.
There are lots of people and a lot of labels that we love, so everybody reached out and we sat down and talked with a lot of people. What ended up happening was [along with] that sense of familiarity and family that we had established with Hopeless, they came to us with a really cool and forward-thinking deal. It was offering a very equal-opportunity and beneficial situation for everyone, which I think is sort of the wave of the future, especially with independent labels. Not to mention, we just love everybody there. We know they love us and we know that they love the band—that’s really the biggest selling point at the end of the day.