The saddest tales of the London riots are the number of small businesses destroyed in the violence. Now, we are finding that independent record labels could be joining those ranks. The warehouse where distributors PIAS keep their stock has been set on fire with some reports claiming it has burnt down. Labels distributed by PIAS include the likes of Drag City, Thrill Jockey, Matador, Domino, Fat Cat, Finders Keepers, Twisted Nerve, Mute, Jagjaguwar and many others.
Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by these events.
update the latest news is that all stock in the warehouse has been lost. Please support the affected by labels by buying their music digitally and also buying up any stock left in the shops (which is now going to be very limited and collectable) so they have cash coming in to keep them afloat.