Back in February, I gave you a very enthusiastic early warning about the Other Music Digital Music Store. Now I'm delighted to announce that the edgy digital retailer is officially open for business. Like an iTunes designed for indie-music nerds, the digital-download boutique is an online extension of the legendary Other Music store in Manhattan, which specializes in underground, indie, and other rare tunes, as well as awesome in-store performances.
Like iTunes, the OM store lets you listen to samples of each track before you buy, and you pay $1.11 per song or $9.99 for an entire album. You can browse by category (including the cheeky "In" and "Then") or by the insane list of labels. But my favorite feature is probably the charts section, which lets you see what other users are buying and recommending.