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L7 announce reunion: Seminal grunge band to play first shows in 15 years

on January 27, 2015, 1:50pm

L7 has announced plans to reunite for its first live performances in nearly 15 years. The Los Angeles band led by Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner, whose ferocious brand of grunge and punk was championed heavily by Nirvana, have confirmed gigs at Spain’s Azkena Rock Festival and France’s Hell Fest, with the promise that “more dates will be added, so don’t freak out!”

Additionally, the band has thrown its support behind a new documentary. A Kickstarter page for L7: Pretend We’re Dead, directed by Sarah Prince, went live Tuesday and has already raised $6,300 as of publication. An accompanying description says the film is “culled from over 100 hours of vintage home movies taken by the band, never-before-seen performance footage, and candid interviews.”

Watch a trailer for the documentary below.

Also revisit their songs “Shove” and “Pretend We’re Dead”.