A Kickstarter campaign recently launched with hopes to fund a new documentary that tells the story of iconic NYC record store/cultural institution, Other Music, which sadly shut its doors back in 2016.
A new documentary about iconic NYC record store set to feature Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, The Magnetic Fields, Benecio Del Toro, Jason Schwartzman and heaps more.
The documentary, which is currently seeking $70,000 funding to go into full production ($24,000 of which has already been pledged at the time of writing), seeks to chronicle the 20 year history and legacy of Other Music, its influence on music in New York City, and its closure in 2016.
It is set to feature footage of the store’s final days, incredible in-store performances shot on VHS, interviews with current and past staff members, as well as many beloved long-time and notable customers, including notable artists who held Other Music close to their hearts.
About the project (from the Kickstarter):
“In the summer of 2016, New York City lost a beloved and influential hub of independent music culture. Other Music–located on East 4th Street between Broadway and Lafayette in the heart of Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood–was more than just a store that sold CDs, records, tapes and magazines. It was a place where bands were formed, record labels were born and careers were launched.
And it was THE place where a generation of New Yorkers at the dawn of the Internet age went to discover groundbreaking music by artists who would go on to become household names and underground icons: Animal Collective, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, the Strokes, Interpol, TV On The Radio, Anohni (formerly Antony And The Johnsons), William Basinski, and countless others.
This documentary will chronicle the 20 year history and legacy of Other Music, and explore how the spirit of independent record stores can be preserved as physical retail spaces for music continue to disappear.”
The filmmakers are offering a selection of amazing awards for contributions, from signed bands prints, tees and totes, signed LPs (from old mate Mac Demarco), a signed Vampire Weekend poster and producer credits.
Check it out here and see a trailer for the doco below, featuring members of Vampire Weekend, Interpol, Animal Collective and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, plus Benicio Del Toro and Jason Schwartzman.