L7 Announce “Bricks Are Heavy” 30th Anniversary Reissue And Tour

L7 will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Bricks Are Heavy” by reissuing the album on gold and black vinyl on September 30. The effort has been remastered and fans can pre-order it HERE.

Donita Sparks commented:

“After all these years, we began thinking it is strange that we have never received a proper accounting of actual sales to date for this record. We were so close to Certified Gold 30 years ago, surely we have crossed the line by now. We thought to hell with it, we are declaring ourselves Gold and making our own gold records. Get ‘em while they are hot.”

With this news, the group have also announced a headlining tour in which they will perform “Bricks Are Heavy” in its entirety. Here’s the dates:

10/03 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
10/04 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Heaven)
10/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/07 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/09 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
10/10 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/12 Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/13 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/14 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
10/15 Chicago, IL – Metro
10/17 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/19 Denver, CO – Summit
10/22 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
10/23 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
10/24 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
10/27 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
10/28 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater

L7 Premiere “Burn Baby” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Scatter The Rats”

L7 have premiered a new video for their new song “Burn Baby.” This track is from band’s new album “Scatter The Rats,” which will be released on May 3 via Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records. The effort will be the group’s first in 20 years.

“Scatter The Rats” Track Listing:

01. “Burn Baby”
02. “Fighting The Crave”
03. “Proto Prototype”
04. “Stadium West”
05. “Murky Water Cafe”
06. “Ouija Board Lies”
07. “Garbage Truck”
08. “Holding Pattern”
09. “Uppin’ The Ice”
10. “Cool About Easy”
11. “Scatter The Rats”

L7 Launch PledgeMusic Campaign For New Album

After previously releasing two new songs, “Dispatch From Mar-a-Lago” and “I Came Back to Bitch,” L7 are now planning to release a full album. Pre-orders for the effort can be found at PledgeMusic. The band said the following:

“We’ve had such a blast hanging out, writing, and recording with each other again that we decided to keep the ball rolling. More song ideas have been flowing out of us every time we get together and play, so we’ve decided to make a full length album which we will record this year.”

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L7 Premiere New Song “I Came Back To Bitch”

L7 have premiere a new track titled “I Came Back To Bitch.” This is the band’s second new song since reuniting.

Tour Dates:

04/11 Boston, MA – Paradise
04/12 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
04/13 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
04/15 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
04/16 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club
04/18 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue
04/19 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05/25-28 Las Vegas, NV – Punk Rock Bowling

L7 Premiere New Song “Dispatch From Mar-a-Lago”

L7 have premiered a new song titled “Dispatch From Mar-a-Lago.” The song, which is a political track that takes on the Trump presidency, is the band’s first new music in 18 years.

Donita Sparks told Pitchfork the following:

“We [originally] had no intention of writing anything about the president. However, we were doing these Q&As at screenings of our documentary, which premiered in New York four days after the election. People were looking at us and literally grabbing our arms, like, ‘Save us!’

She also added:

“We did discuss it, because it’s the bands that stick their necks out that get the most fucking shit, and we’ve gotten that before. ‘Hey, is this the first track we want to come out with? Are we sure we can handle the trolls? Are we ready to be called fat and ugly and old?’ But then we were like, ‘Fuck, yes.’ Everybody gave it a thumbs up. Making fun of your government is a tradition older than this country, and that’s what this track is.”

L7 “Pretend We’re Dead” Documentary To Be Released In October

L7’s new documentary “L7: Pretend We’re Dead” will officially be released on October 13 via VOD and Blu-ray/DVD. It will also hit select theaters on September 1. The film will focus on the band’s career, and will contain never before seen footage, performances, as well as interviews with Exene Cervenka (X), Shirley Manson (Garbage), Joan Jett, Brody Dalle (The Distillers), Lydia Lunch, Allison Robertson (The Donnas), Louise Post (Veruca Salt), CSS, etc.

Film Screenings:

09/01 – Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theater
09/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
09/08 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic/Brew & View
09/08 – Santa Ana, CA @ Frida Cinema
09/09 – Santa Ana, CA @ Frida Cinema
09/10 – Santa Ana, CA @ Frida Cinema
09/12 – Long Beach, CA @ Art Theatre
09/14 – Boston, MA @ Regent Theater
09/15 – Boston, MA @ Regent Theater
09/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
09/17 – Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse
09/19 – Washington DC @ The Black Cat
09/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Roxie
10/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Nitehawk Cinema

L7 Live Dates:

09/26 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
09/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
09/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre