L7 release first song in 18 years via Don Giovanni
Grunge vets L7 have been reunited since 2015, and they just released their first new song in 18 years. It’s called “Dispatch from Mar-a-Lago” and Donita Sparks says, “We knew we wanted to make some new L7 music, but also didn’t want the pressure or expectation of that First Track weightiness so we went for pure fun and absurdity. The lyrical musicality of the word Mar-a-Lago just lent itself to an inspired song of these crazy assed times.” The song is out now as a single on Don Giovanni Records and a second single is promised for later this fall. Listen to “Dispatch from Mar-a-Lago” below.
As mentioned, the new L7 documentary Pretend We’re Dead is hitting theaters, including a BrooklynVegan-presented screening at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema on October 5, followed by a Q&A with Donita Sparks and the film’s producer, Maria Aceves. That’s part of the BV-presented “Music Driven” series, and it’s sold out.
The documentary features interviews with Shirley manson, Krist Novoselic, Butch Vig, Joan Jett, Lydia Lunch, and more. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, you can watch it below. All upcoming screening dates and L7 live dates (just two in LA for now) are also listed below.
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Pretend We’re Dead Screening Dates
10/5: Brooklyn, NY @ Nitehawk Cinema
10/6: Phoenix, AZ @ FilmBar
10/26: Detroit, MI @ The Token Lounge
11/11: Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater
L7 — 2017 Tour Dates
9/30: Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
10/17: Los Angeles, CA @ Amoeba (live show + signing), 6pm