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7.3.08

Dandy Warhols Launch Their Own Label

Billboard reports: *The Dandy Warhols have partnered with World's Fair Group to launch their own label, Beat The World. A new album is expected out this year. The group was previously signed to Capitol, on which it released four studio albums. At first, The Dandys landed significant sync licenses for songs like "We Used To Be Friends" and "Boys Better," and their Capitol debut, 1997's The Dandy Warhols Come Down, has sold 103,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan; 2000 follow-up Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia has moved 164,000. But the streak was about to go south. "We started to get really frustrated with Capitol," says guitarist Peter Holmstrom. "Our records were recouping and making money for them because of all the licensing, but they weren't promoting us or paying attention." After its last album, 2005's Odditorium Or The Warlords Of Mars, moved only 38,000 units, Capitol dropped the band. "We were upset for about a week, and then we were overjoyed," Holmstrom says. A call to a Capitol rep for comment was not returned at press time.*

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