I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store

Independent Record Store Day, Saturday April 17th!

For sale at indie record stores for 90 days starting on Independent Record Store Day, this Saturday April 17th, “I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store” (DVD site). Amoeba Records is listed as a distributor, but I didn’t see a mention of it on their schedule for the day.

Trailer:

YouTube link.

From the press release:

Guerilla filmmaker Brendan Toller unleashes “I NEED THAT RECORD! THE DEATH (OR POSSIBLE SURVIVAL) OF THE INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE,” a documentary feature examining why over 3000 independent record stores have closed across the U.S. in the past decade.

Greedy record labels, media consolidation, homogenized radio, big box stores, Ecommerce, shoddy “stars” pushed by big money, and the digital revolution all pose threats on the very well being of our favorite record stores. Will these stores die? Will they survive?

Featuring- Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Ian Mackaye of Dischord Records Fugazi/Minor Threat, activist/author Noam Chomsky, Mike Watt of the Minutemen, Lenny Kaye guitarist of the Patti Smith Group, Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club, guitar composer Glenn Branca, Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers, Pat Carney of the Black Keys, punk author Legs McNeil, rock photographer Bob Gruen, BP Helium guitarist from Of Montreal, and many many indie record stores across the U.S. of A!

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