i wouldnt be to sure about that, there vocalist has his own studio and did all the songs thus far. why not take the cash for yourself if you can do it?
Landon's studio work isn't the most professional. He didn't produce/engineer any of BTE's records now did he? And also, it's not a question of money as the band has a label behind them who puts up the cash to get a record professionally produced and engineered.
This band's style is even more Sturgis-esque than BTE. Landon is a well known client who is familiar with the label as well as the producer. This would be what, his fourth time at Foundation? I'd bet money on Sturgis twice.