There was a once a time when music business deals were made for the sake of music, not the other way around. When people worked predominantly on their word and did not place ultimate power in a signature on a contract. While it’s safe to assume that, for many bourgeoning bands today, the era of valuing handshakes over Hancocks in music seems prehistoric (if it registers at all), consider the possibilities of bands in 2012 that still judge a relationship’s potential not solely on politics and money but on good old-fashioned personality and trust. Thinking this way, as long as it’s not done naively so, will take you places. It certainly has for Atlanta five piece O’Brother. Through living out this philosophy, the band has toured nationwide with established acts a handful of times, had Andy Hull and Robert McDowell of Manchester Orchestra jump onboard for production of their full length debut Garden Window, and joined forces with NYC label Triple Crown Records. Yes, they actually put pen to paper for Triple Crown, but only after the label was given positive referrals by everyone they asked.