Other Music was an influential and uncompromising New York City record store that was vital to the city’s early 2000s indie music scene. But when the store is forced to close its doors due to rent increases, the homogenization of urban culture, and the shift from CDs to downloadable and streaming music, a cultural landmark is lost. Through vibrant storytelling, the documentary captures the record store’s vital role in the musical and cultural life of the city, and highlights the artists whose careers it helped launch including Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, William Basinski, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sharon Van Etten, Yo La Tengo and TV On The Radio.
Directed by: Puloma Basu, Rob Hatch-Miller
Starring: Tunde Adebimpe (TV On the Radio), William Basinski (composer), Panda Bear, Avey Tare & Geologist (Animal Collective), Matt Berninger (The National), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), James Chance (The Contortions), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Benicio Del Toro (actor), Janeane Garofalo (comedian), Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Daniel Kessler (Interpol), Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields), Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius), JD Samson (Le Tigre), Jason Schwartzman (actor), Regina Spektor (singer/sonwriter), Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500/Luna) and more...
2020 / 83 min / 1.78:1 / English Stereo
• Region Free Blu-ray
• Extras reel with deleted scenes featuring Jason Schwartzman, Daniel Kessler from Interpol, William Basinski and performances by Gary Wilson, Revl9n, Bill Callahan and Handsome Boy Modeling School
• Commentary by Puloma Basu, Rob Hatch-Miller, Duane Harriott, Josh Madell and Chris Vanderloo
• 38 page booklet featuring an Oral History of Other Music, an essay by Tom Scharpling and the 100 albums to check out after you watch the documentary
• English SDH subtitles