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Take Five with The Alternate Side: The Dandy Warhols

by Kara Manning

Few bands have had as fraught a history with labels as the Dandy Warhols. After squabbling with Capitol for years, the band has finally found a new home, The End Records, and has released their tenth album, The Machine, this past spring.

The album not only explores a dark, goth-heavy sound, but also marks the first time that the entire band – not just frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor — wrote songs together. In addition, the Dandy Warhols reached out to David J, of Love & Rockets and Bauhaus, to co-write "The Autumn Carnival."

Not long ago, two of the four Dandy Warhols,  singer and guitarist Taylor-Taylor and drummer/guitarist Brent DeBoer, came by The Alternate Side's Studio A for a stripped-down session of new songs from The Machine and older material, like "Country Leaver" from 2000's Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia.

The Dandy Warhols are currently touring Europe, including stops at this weekend's Sonorama Festival in Aranda de Duero, Spain, and they'll be touring Australia's Harvest Festival through Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this November.

Watch all of the in-studio videos at The Alternate Side, and listen to the session when it airs today at 11am EDT on 91.5 WNYE and online.