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.”

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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