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Other Music Forever


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Other Music means so much to so many. Its place in history, be it personal or that of music itself, is unquestionable. Today is the last day before Other Music permanently shutters its doors. Dead Oceans co-founder, Phil Waldorf, spent many years behind the counter at this New York institution and wanted to share his personal history with the store:

I once worked at the best record store in the world. New York’s Other Music stoked my passion for sharing new and exciting music with customers, coworkers and friends, and planted the seed for me to want to run a record label. I am totally heartbroken that after 20 years, Other Music is closing.

Other Music was the first job I had when I moved to New York City, back in an era before iTunes and iPhones and streaming music. I worked there until the day I left New York City, and it informed so much of who I am today. Working there fed my passion for music and inspired an entrepreneurial spirit I never knew I had. I met my future business partners in Dead Oceans when I worked there. I met my wife there. Needless to say, my life would be very different without Other Music.

I owe a tremendous amount to Chris and Josh, co-owners of Other Music, and I feel lucky that they remain friends and mentors. Other Music’s passionate focus on new music discovery might never be replicated, and as an industry and as record buyers, we’re worse off in a world without it. I feel endlessly lucky to have spent time there, and the least I can do is say thank you for everything. It was an incredible run. Other Music Forever, indeed.

LSTN: Bill Fay Premieres New Track “This World” and Wilco Cover “Jesus, Etc.”

It’s been quite the wait, but we assure you, it’s worth it. Today, Bill Fay shares two new tracks from his highly-anticipated album Life Is People. Premiering today at Pitchfork, the first track, “This World,” features guest vocals from Jeff Tweedy. Listen above. A longtime Bill Fay fan and supporter, Tweedy famously covered his song “Be Not So Fearful” in the Wilco documentary I Am Trying To Break Your Heart and continues to do so at live shows. Bill returns support to Tweedy on the second track offered for streaming today. It’s a cover of Wilco’s “Jesus, Etc.” Stream below!

Life Is People comes out next Tuesday, August 21. Pre-order now from SC Distribution. You also have the option to pre-order from Other Music and when you do, you’ll immediately receive a download of the entire album before it hits stores!


“Truly, the album of a lifetime” –Independent UK

“astonishing…I hope and believe that this beautiful, hard-won music will be listened to for generations to come.” –MOJO, Instant MOJO Classic

“the staggering return of a great lost cult artist…an awe-inspiring experience” –Q

“Fay’s most diverse, divergent album” –Uncut, 9/10 stars

“Bill Fay is one of the greats — this is a beautiful album”Nick Cave

Video Of THESE ARE POWERS Performance At The Dig For Fire SXSW Lawn Party Emerges

As they would say in the sporting world, Chicago/Brooklyn art-dance-punk trio THESE ARE POWERS “left it all on field” in each of the group’s many electric, throbbing performances at the festival. A video of the These Are Powers at the Dig For Fire SXSW Lawn Party is now available at Check out the video by clicking right HERE.

Meanwhile, These Are Powers have several shows lined up over the next couple months, including an appearance at Canada’s NXNE music festival. Check out all the dates by heading HERE.

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