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About THE FILM

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 the become household names and underground icons: the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Strokes, TV On The Radio, Vampire Weekend, Interpol, Animal Collective, 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.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

Puloma Basu and Rob Hatch-Miller are a married couple and directing/producing team who met in New York City and recently relocated to Los Angeles. As directors they've helmed music videos for artists including Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Aimee Mann, Martin Courtney (Real Estate) and Leverage Models Feat. Sharon Van Etten. Puloma and Rob have also produced numerous music videos alongside director Tom Scharpling (The Best Show, Scharpling & Wurster) for artists such as The New Pornographers, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Titus Andronicus, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service) and Kurt Vile. Puloma & Rob directed and produced the first season of the standup comedy series Night Train With Wyatt Cenac for NBC's Seeso platform. And they are two of the filmmakers behind the feature-length soul music documentary Syl Johnson: Any Way The Wind Blows.