Here's an important bit of history--about twelve years of it-- about the NYC indie music scene. The Red Bull Music Academy tapped storytelling and production shop m ss ng p eces to create this mesmerizing documentary "Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic: 12 Years of DFA," on a look back at the NYC independent music label founded by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Jonathan Galkin and Tim Goldsworthy. The short film, directed by Max Joseph, of MTV's Catfish and spots like Rainforest Alliance's "Follow the Frog," features interviews with the founders as well as candids from bands like The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, LCD Soundsystem, The Juan MacClean and others. And it figures, the music backing the film happens to be pretty awesome too.
Along with the documentary, Red Bull Music Academy will also be holding a celebration for the label's 12th anniversary at Brookyln's Grand Prospect Hall on May 25th, a seven-hour multi-room event headlined by Murphy and featuring 15 live acts spanning the label's history.