Music documentary

“Other Music” documentary about the legendary New York record store


originally published: 08/08/2020

(BROOKLYN, NY) — Factory 25 has announced the large-scale digital release on August 25 of other music, a documentary about the legendary New York record store that closed in 2016. The store helped launch the careers of countless independent stars. The movie will be available on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, etc.

The film was supposed to have a theatrical release in April, which was canceled just as Covid hit. The filmmakers made lemonade out of lemons by teaming up with more than 200 temporarily closed record stores and movie theaters in a Virtual Cinema outing, which raised more than $25,000 for those locations at one time. where they desperately needed it. Tickets to stream the film were sold through partners, with 50% of proceeds going to the store or theater in need. The canceled April theatrical release was scheduled for Record Store Day week, and this wide digital release will coincide with the week of Record Store Day’s rescheduled “RSD Drops” event.

The film delves into the influence of the iconic New York record store with guest appearances from Tunde Adebimpe (TV On the Radio), Jason Schwartzman, Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Matt Berninger (The National), Janeane Garofalo, Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) and more.

“It’s a story of record stores, of course, but more than that, it’s about the power of community and the changing face of our cities and towns and our culture. The film is a joyous celebration of creativity and people and places that matter in this life. And that seems all the more relevant today.” – Josh Madell, former owner of Other Music

Other Music was an influential and uncompromising New York record store, essential to the city’s early 2000s independent music scene. But when the store is forced to close due to rising rents, 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 city’s musical and cultural life and spotlights the artists whose careers it helped launch, including Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, William Basinski, Neutral Milk Hotel. , Sharon Van Etten, The Rapture and TV On The Radio.

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Directed and produced by Puloma Basu and Rob Hatch-Miller. The film stars 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 (The Tiger), Jason Schwartzman (actor), Regina Spektor (singer/songwriter), Dean Wareham (Galaxy 500/Luna) and more…

Festivals: Tribeca Film Festival, Montclair Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Oak Cliff Film Festival, Taoyuan Film Festival, SoundTrack Cologne, Middle Of The Map Fest, Lake County Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, POP Montreal, Vancouver International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival, Cork Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Sound Unseen, Reel Music Festival and more…

FACTORY 25 is a Brooklyn-based independent film and music label founded in 2009 by Matt Gradi. FACTORY 25 releases films theatrically, digitally, physically, and curates provocative packages of limited-edition DVD/vinyl combinations. Specializing in independent niche projects, FACTORY 25 is committed to providing films and music in perfect analog or digital quality. In addition to Other music, independent film label Factory 25 released the critically acclaimed film Ham on rye, werewolf; Sylvio; The Great Pretender; Child thing; For plasma; MA almost there; Small feet; Monkey; Bloomin’ Mud Shuffle; Jobriath AD; Sex and Broadcasting: A Film About the WFMU; All the light in the sky; The sun does not shine ; Marvin, Seth and Stanley; The Sheikh and me; The color wheel; Green; Francine; The Oregonian; marriage of Richard; Fake It So Real; bad fever; Convent; Frownland; Year of shit; I won’t miss you; Brock Enright: The good times will never be the same; New York export: Opus Jazz; breaks in Rio; New Jerusalem; Beetle Queen conquers Tokyo; Until the light takes us; Wah Do Dem; children today; Two Gates of Sleep; Family jams; and Kissing with violence; Better Than Something: Jay Reatard; Housewives ; The other side of sleep; Buttons; and Pavilion.

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