Kia ora - we woke up this morn - SAT 18 APRIL and realised today was supposed to be International Record Store Day - RSD 2020 - sadly no 😕... RSD has been moved to SAT 20 JUNE...
BUT Relics has just gotten virtual screening access to the "OTHER MUSIC" documentary - a love letter to record store culture ❤️
This could be the perfect thing to screen on this rainy autumnal day in lockdown... we'll be checking it out for sure!!
Once you purchase a screening, you can watch it as many times as you like over the next 72 hours (once you start playing it) -- and the RELICS link will remain live until next Friday 24 April (NZT).
Purchase your Relics OTHER MUSIC screening here :
We know its not the same as trawling our bins on RSD -- but we kind of think its a nice way to remember how much we love our own music communities... and a chance to see the passion other music lovers had for this NYC record store + their staff. ENJOY -- and after you've checked it out, let us know what you think !!
“Celebrates and immortalizes the culture of the record store.”
-Jen Aswad, Variety
“One of the worlds greatest record store's gets a fitting eulogy .”
-John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
"As hubs like Other Music struggle to remain in existence, we think it's important to celebrate what spaces like these have meant to people in the
past, and to explore how their spirit can live on in an increasingly digital world"
-Lydnsey Havens, Billboard
"While the documentary is ostensibly lighthearted in its nostalgic take on music culture, a hint of rage lies beneath the surface."
-Susannah Gruder, Hyperallergic
"For 21 years, Other Music offered more than just records and CDs…but a public space for conversation, experimentation and concerts…
Bittersweet paean that this is, however, it is filled with the joy of happy memories, as one interviewee after another pays homage to what once was."
-Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer To Nail
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.
Produced and Directed by Puloma Basu and Rob Hatch-Miller
Featuring: Tunde Adebimpe (TV On the Radio), William Basinski (composer), Panda Bear (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), Jocelyn Samson (Le Tigre), Jason Schwartzman (actor), Regina Spektor (singer/sonwriter), Avey Tare (Animal Collective), Dean Wareham (Galaxie 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...