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.
Cast and credits
Tunde Adebimpe, William Basinski, Panda Bear, Matt Berninger, Stuart Braithwaite, James Chance, Brian Chase, Benicio Del Toro, Janeane Garofalo, Martin Gore, Daniel Kessler, Ezra Koenig Mac McCaughan, Stephin Merritt, Keigo Oyamada, Jocelyn Samson, Jason Schwartzman, Regina Spektor, Avey Tare, Dean Wareham