Awake, after 18 years, the radical punk quartet, L7 is back with a new song. “Dispatch From Mar-a-Lago” is their first song in years. They wanted to make an impression with their first new single. They went for pure fun in this new song to ease the pressure of that “first-track weightiness.” Donna Sparks, who co-wrote the new single with the band’s guitarist, Suzi Gardner, said in a statement with Rolling Stone,
“The lyrical musicality of the word Mar-a-Lago just lent itself to an inspired song of these crazy-assed times.”
The quartet recorded the song with Billy Bush in Hollywood. You can expect another single to be released sometime this fall. The new music actually comes before the release of a brand-new documentary about the band. It’s called “L7: Pretend We’re Dead” with screenings set up around the country. If you can’t catch it at the silver screen, don’t worry, they will be selling blu-ray and video on demand on October 13th. In addition to interviews with L7’s members, the film features commentary from Joan Jett, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Garbage’s Shirley Manson, X’s Exene Cervenka, the Distillers’ Brody Dalle, Lydia Lunch and many others.
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