News / Events & In-Stores
Jul 30, 2015
Other Music is proud to present Summer Thunder 2015, an awesome live music series that takes place every Saturday afternoon in Union Pool's backyard. This weekend the always great Jonathan Toubin/New York Night Train & Panache Booking party returns, with live performances from PMS & the Mood Swings, Mighty Fine, and Baby Shakes! Check out the full Summer Thunder schedule here; upcoming highlights include WFMU Presents on 8/22 (feat: Complete, Octagrape, and Honey Radar) and Steve Gunn on 8/29. There are even more surprises to come, so stay tuned. As always, the shows are FREE, with cold drinks flowing and El Diablo Tacos serving up tasty treats from their truck.
Jul 29, 2015
We're entering the final stretch of Other Music's summer residency at Ace Hotel New York. Every Monday through to the end of August you'll find one of our staff members behind the turntables playing their favorite songs in the gorgeous lobby bar. Catch Brooklyn-based producer and DJ Clay Wilson on August 3 from 8 p.m. to midnight, and then Daniel Givens (8/10), Brendan Biggins (8/17), Gerald Hammill (8/24) and Ning Nong (8/31).
Jun 11, 2015
We hope you will join us at Union Pool on Saturday night, June 13, for the Other Music Recording Co. showcase at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn.
11:30 PM - NUDE BEACH
Don Giovanni Records // Listen on Soundcloud
10:45 PM - TALL TALES AND THE SILVER LINING
Other Music Recording Co. // Listen on SoundCloud
10:00 PM - INVISIBLE FAMILIARS
Other Music Recording Co. // Listen on SoundCloud
9:15 PM - 178 PRODUCT
Feat. members of Liquid Liquid, Les Savy Fav, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Faith // Listen on SoundCloud
Jun 05, 2015
In February, Other Music Recording Co.released an album from the great young LA band Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, and we are excited to announce that the group is finally heading east. We will be hosting a label showcase at Union Pool on Saturday, June 13, during the Northside Festival, featuring Tall Tales as well as Invisible Familiars, and OMRC pals Nude Beach and 178 Product (more Northside showcase info listed here). Tall Tales will also be performing an in-store on Tuesday, June 9, as well as playing a handful of regional shows that week -- click here for tour dates.
May 17, 2015
Come join us Monday, May 18 at 7 p.m., for the release of Hot Chip's new album, Why Make Sense?, at Other Music. We'll be displaying a multitude of the deluxe edition's individually unique record sleeves in all their colorful glory. Each and every copy of the record's first pressing is a unique variant in design and color, the product of a concept by designer Nick Relph and a procedurally generated printing process. Stop by to hear the new album and to snag one of these highly collectible editions before they disappear!
May 14, 2015
We are honored to support the record release from Dr. Yen Lo, a great collaborative project featuring one of our favorite NYC rappers, Ka, and DJ/producer Preservation. Traditionally Ka has released his albums straight to the public by taking to the streets and setting up shop outside the famed Fat Beats storefront in the West Village. The hip-hop mecca closed their retail locations a few years ago, but Ka has now chosen Other Music as his new launch pad. This Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m., he will be selling The Days of Dr. Yen Lo, greeting fans, and maybe even hosting a cipher outside our shop on East 4th Street.
Apr 30, 2015
Mikal Cronin fans: check out Other Music's Instagram (@other_music) and Twitter (@othermusic) feeds on Saturday morning for a clue on where we've hidden a cassette copy of his new album, MCIII (out next Tuesday, May 4). Whoever finds this hidden tape in our shop will win a prize pack that includes test pressings of both MCIII and MCII, cassette copies of both albums, a signed poster, button and Merge tote, as well as a pair of tickets to Mikal Cronin's show at Bowery Ballroom on May 5!!
Apr 30, 2015
This Sunday, Other Music is hosting a Tallest Man on Earth listening party, playing the Swedish folk-singer's anticipated new full-length, Dark Bird Is Home, in full between 3 and 4:30 p.m. The first 10 people who pre-order the album from us in the shop that afternoon will also get a limited 7" of "1904" from his previous album, and the first 20 folks to pre-order the LP will be guaranteed to receive the limited edition, indie exclusive white vinyl! And that's not all... We'll also be raffling off one pair of tickets to catch the Tallest Man on Earth's show at the Beacon Theatre on June 3!!
Apr 17, 2015
Saturday, April 18, is Record Store Day 2015, the annual celebration of independent record shops, vinyl, and passionate record collectors. It's a huge day for Other Music, and all the other great stores we love. We will be open from 10am-8pm with a huge stock of exclusive RSD titles on hand (no, we can't tell you what and how many, but there is a full listing of all the official releases here). There will be some fun giveaways, including a pair of amazing special edition Dogfish Head Crosley portable turntables from our buddies (and official RSD beer sponsor) Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. To enter for your chance to win one of these record players, Tweet or Instagram something RSD-related while you're at Other Music on Saturday, and then tag your post with #RSD15, @dogfishbeer, and @othermusic (Twitter) or @other_music (Instagram). And we are hosting three very special in-store performances throughout the day, from three incredible artists whose boundary-pushing visions remind us why we care so much about indie music in the first place: 75 Dollar Bill at Noon, Matana Roberts at 3pm, and Laraaji at 5pm!
Apr 10, 2015
In celebration of indie music, vinyl culture, and upcoming Record Store Day, JetBlue has invited Other Music to host a vinyl pop-up shop at their home base, Terminal 5 at JFK Airport. On Tuesday, April 14, from 9am-6pm, we will be bringing a ton of great vinyl and specialty items, setting up a cool vinyl listening lounge, and, as part of JetBlue's ongoing Live from T5 series, hosting some special live performances from Elle King at noon, Kevin Devine at 3pm, and Caveman at 5pm. The pop-up and concerts will be post-security, in the atrium of JetBlue's Terminal 5, so if you happen to be flying in or out of JFK on the 14th, you are in for a special treat -- please stop by to say hi, hear some great live music, and pick up a couple of LPs!