Research says that telling someone NOT to do something is a sure fire way to get action. And by the way.... I kinda mean what was said in the subject line - kinda. You should always "do it yourself" if you're an indie band, but ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO HAVE TWO SETS OF PROFESSIONAL EYES on anything going to the public or masses so that you're not "doing it alone."
As the major record labels continue to merge or consolidate and share resources, it's clear that a good "Do It Yourself" indie band can outpace the majors, if they have a plan and let the experts help them.
Having a plan and letting the experts do their job is THE OUTLAW way. Keep going against the grain and building your record sales, one fan at a time!