Watch the Trailer for a Documentary About Famed New York Record Store Other Music

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: People browse through records at Other Music, one of the few remaining in Manhattan, on May 10, 2016 in New York, New York. Other Music, the popular East Village niche record store, has announced that it will be closing in June, spreading fears among the music buying public who have already lost numerous stores in the last decade. New York City was once home to dozens of both chain and independent record stores and now has just a few remaining. In 2015 CD sales were down 82 percent from their peak in 2001. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The popular East Village record store Other Music closed its doors in June 2016 after more than 20 years serving as one of New York’s music meccas. The shop was known for the obscurity of the genres it sold and the many bands it helped to reach a wider audience. Now, a documentary about Other Music might see the light of day. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched by its directors to fully fund the film, with rewards like signed Vampire Weekend posters and handwritten artist bin dividers.

In a trailer for the planned film, members of bands who had close ties to the store, such as Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, Daniel Kessler of Interpol, Dave Portner of Animal Collective, and others make appearances to talk about the store’s impact on their careers. There are bits with the founders, Josh Madell, Chris Vanderloo, and Jeff Gibson, and if you look closely, you’ll see snippets of a vintage Aziz Ansari sketch.

Watch the trailer for the Other Music documentary below.

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