L7 Reuniting After 14 Years 'And It Feels So Good'
L.A. grunge band L7 has been on an "indefinite hiatus" for an awfully long time, but they just recently announced that they're back together and going on tour. L7 was formed in Los Angeles in 1985 by Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner, with Jennifer Finch on bass and Demetra Plakas on drums. The group broke up in 2001 by announcing an "indefinite hiatus" on their website, so this reunion will mark their first live shows in over a decade, Consequence of Sound reports. So far, they've booked dates in Spain and France in June, but have assured fans that there will be more.
The group wrote on their Facebook page yesterday:
ATTENTION: YOU DID IT!!!
Your support, prayers, pleads, demands, and harassment here on this page have worked! The Original Line-up of L7 ARE REUNITING! (and it feels so good). WOO HOO!
Filmmaker Sarah Price (American Movie, The Yes Men) is also working at raising funds for an L7 documentary called L7: Pretend We're Dead. According to the film's Kickstarter (which has raised nearly $28,000 of it's $97,700 goal), the film "takes us on an all-access journey into the 1990s grunge movement that took the world by storm, and the band that helped define it as the genre of the generation."
The film will edit together performance footage, interviews and select cuts from over 100 hours of footage the band recorded themselves over the years.
The Kickstarter refers to the group as "the fierce, funny and feminist pioneers of American grunge punk." In 1991, L7 created Rock for Choice with the Feminist Majority Foundation to support women's rights, an organization that was supported by other bands including Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Joan Jett.