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I Need That Record! The Death (Or Possible Survival) Of The Independent Record Store

A feature documentary examining why over 3,000 independent record stores have closed across the U.S. in the past decade.

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Guerilla filmmaker Brendan Toller unleashes I NEED THAT RECORD! THE DEATH (OR POSSIBLE SURVIVAL) OF THE INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE, "an elegy for a vanishing subculture...a lively, bittersweet film that examines - with caustic humor, brutal candor, and, ultimately, great affection - why roughly 3,000 indie record stores have closed across the nation over the past decade," (Johnathan Perry, Boston Globe). A tour-de-force tale of greed, media consolidation, homogenized radio, big box stores, downloading, and technological shifts in the music industry told through candid interviews, crestfallen record store owners, startling statistics, and eye-popping animation. Fat cats or our favorite record stores? You decide. Featuring- IAN MACKAYE, NOAM CHOMSKY, MIKE WATT, THURSTON MOORE, LENNY KAYE (Patti Smith), CHRIS FRANTZ (Talking Heads), GLENN BRANCA, PATTERSON HOOD (Drive By Truckers), PAT CARNEY (Black Keys) , LEGS MCNEIL, BOB GRUEN, BP HELIUM, and many indie record stores across the U.S.

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“An elegy for a vanishing subculture...a lively, bittersweet film that examines - with caustic humor, brutal candor, and, ultimately, great affection - why roughly 3,000 indie record stores have closed across the nation over the past decade.”
     —Johnathan Perry, Boston Globe

“Toller's film is a tour-de-force, instructing without being didactic, plucking the heart strings without being maudlin, and presenting the burgeoning crisis in music retail as a palatable, human story.”
     —Ben Richardson, San Francisco Bay Bridged

“For music obsessives like myself, the essence of visiting a new city is going to the hippest, most knowledgeable record store in town...The romance of such places was real, testified to in I Need That Record! ”
     —Milo Miles, Obit Magazine

“Thoroughly well-researched, I Need That Record! is a succinct look at how the ineptitude of the record industry has spelt the death for many an independent record store decades before the financial woes of today.”
     —Leor Galil, The Bostonist

“A MUST SEE for record fans of ANY age...Toller's movie almost brought me to tears.”
     —TC Kirkham, Indie Film Spotlight

“I Need That Record! has taken a snapshot of the downward spiral of the music retail business as sales hit an all time low and offers us a look at the heartbreak and frustration that comes along with the world of iTunes, corporate radio, and chain stores.”
     —Jason Schueppert, Ghettoblaster Magazine

Bonus Materials:

  • 2+ hours of interviews with: Ian MacKaye, Glenn Branca, Mike Watt, Lenny Kaye, Thurston Moore, Patterson Hood, Legs McNeil, and Pat Carney