Good interview. Definitely read all of it. They're right.. and this has happened for many years. If you think of this scene as the 'grunge' scene (i know it's not it).. that was taken over by majors as well. This goes back decades and I don't think it should be a shock to any bands.
Very true, artists complain about "the system" alot, but it goes back so far that you just always have to be aware about it before you sign that record deal. I feel at the level these guys are on though, they can continue putting out music their fans will love; and continue to play mid-sized venues for the duration of their careers, which isn't too bad imo.
Btw, I saw the end of their tour in Austin on Sunday, and it was awesome seeing Say Anything with Kennedy and everyone was singing along just loving it....that's probably the best feeling in the world for an artist.