SARAH AVRIN // Publicist
ERIN JEAN HUSSEY // Publicist
Legendary pioneers of American grunge punk, L7 recently released their electrifying onslaught of a new single “Dispatch from Mar-a-Lago” on Don Giovanni Records. The track is the result of Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner’s first writing collaboration in 18 years. A raucous, bombastic party rock anthem for the sinking Titanic, it is a sardonic yet joyous middle finger of a track that sits somewhere between “Anarchy in the U.K.” and “Springtime for Hitler”.
“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.” explains Sparks. “The lyrical musicality of the word Mar-a-Lago just lent itself to an inspired song of these crazy assed times”.
L7 is Donita Sparks (Vocals, Guitar), Suzi Gardner (Lead Guitar), Jennifer Finch (Bass) and Dee Plakas (Drums). The formidable foursome’s original line-up came together in the studio with producer Billy Bush at EastWest Studios in Hollywood. The new song is released in advance of their highly anticipated world wide launch of the documentary L7: Pretend We’re Dead released worldwide October 13 on Blu-ray/VOD. Other channels to be announced soon.
L7: Pretend We’re Dead offers engrossing insight into the band’s 20 year plus her-story and features exclusive interviews with Exene Cervenka (X), Shirley Manson (Garbage), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Joan Jett, Brody Dalle (The Distillers), Lydia Lunch, Allison Robertson (The Donnas), Louise Post (Veruca Salt), and more. The film is currently in the midst of a US theatrical run with a stop in NYC next week.