Stories by Kara Manning

New Order, A Certain Ratio, More On Factory Records Dance Rarities Double Album

A new double album collection of Factory Records' 12-inch releases and rarities, which includes tracks from New Order, A Certain Ratio, Durutti Column and more legendary bands from the Manchester scene of 1980-1987, will be released this October as FAC.DANCE. Not quite like experiencing the old Factory Records club or The Hacienda with Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus, but close enough.

Listen And Watch: The Naked and Famous On TAS In Session On WNYE 91.5, August 12

New Zealand's The Naked and Famous, who played a strong set this past Sunday at Central Park Summerstage, sandwiched between Friendly Fires and Cults, will play a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 12 and Brooklyn Bowl on August 13. The quintet of tireless road warriors visited The Alternate Side earlier this summer for a live session of songs from their impressive debut Passive Me, Aggressive You. You can listen to that session in its entirety this Friday, August 12, at 11 a.m. on TAS on 91.5 WNYE and streaming on TAS. After the jump, check out videos of their TAS performances of "Young Blood," "Punching In A Dream" and more.

Radiohead Releasing Double Album Of Remixes This Fall


Radiohead's summertime project of releasing a  series of 12-inch remixes of other artists' takes on tracks from The King of Limbs will expand further with the release of a 19-track double CD/download, due out this October. The collection includes remixes from Caribou, Jamie xx, SBTRKT, Four Tet and more.

Over 100 Independent Record Labels Devastated By Sony/PIAS Warehouse Fire During London Riots

Over 100 independent record labels - including XL Recordings, Domino, Rough Trade,  Mute, Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans, Buzzin' Fly, Beggars, Sunday Best, 4AD and FatCat -  have learned that a devastating portion of their stock, to be distributed by the PIAS Group, is likely destroyed in Sony DADC warehouse fire in Enfield, set by arsonists and looters during London's ongoing riots.  Plus, how fans can help these indie labels recover their vast financial losses.

Stream Beirut's New Album The Rip Tide on NPR Music


Beirut's new album The Rip Tide doesn't come out until August 30, but NPR Music is streaming the record now, which includes the previously released "East Harlem" and the gorgeous "Santa Fe." Beirut play New York for two dates at Terminal 5 this September.

TAS In Session (Outside Lands Festival Preview): Vetiver

Vetiver's Andy Cabic found himself an entirely new lineup, formed during the tour for Tight Knit, for the recording of the band's fifth album, The Errant Charm, out now on Sub Pop.  Happily, Cabic's breezy, pastel-hued folk pop - slashed with black strokes of darker lyricism - remains as confident and skillfully crafted as ever. The band plays San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival this coming weekend, eventually returning to New York to for a show at Bowery Ballroom on September 13. Recently, Cabic and his Vetiver bandmates dropped by The Alternate Side's studio to play songs from The Errant Charm and Tight Knit,  plus a handsome cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Save Me A Place."

MTK Festival Is Cancelled Due To Low Ticket Sales

The curse of New York area music festivals has struck again. The promoters of the inaugural Music To Know (MTK) Festival in East Hampton, Long Island have announced that they're pulling the plug on the entire event due to low ticket sales. The festival, which had a strong lineup of Bright Eyes, Vampire Weekend, Ellie Goulding, The Naked and Famous and more, was to take place next weekend, August 12-14.

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