by Quote Unquote

Brooklyn-based Sara Crow Goldstein has unveiled plans to shoot a new documentary about DIY ska/punk/etc. band Bomb the Music Industry!. She explains the project:

As the music industry shifts towards download and donation based formats for record release, my film surveys the current state of bands that have always used these methods. I take as my examples the Bomb the Music Industry! music collective, their label Quote Unquote records, and the DIY scene that has expanded outward from their base in Brooklyn. My hope is to expand the short cut of the film--which NYU's Gallatin Arts festival accepted for screening earlier this year--into a feature length documentary. The feature will further elaborate upon the philosophies of Bomb the Music Industry! and Quote Unquote records founder Jeff Rosenstock and more specifically the way in which these ideas and practices pervade and are representative of the current state of DIY music in the United States.

In order to approach this latter topic I intend to film Bomb the Music Industry's! upcoming summer tour of the west coast on which I will have the opportunity to study what I suspect is BTMI's! major influence on musicians and fans as far from Brooklyn as the west coast. BTMI rarely tours the west coast, and this upcoming leg encourages a daily BBQ with the fans at each show: it is this long-distance community that I need to survey before I complete the film.

Check out a trailer for the film or offer your support here.