A month after suggesting they might reunite, the original lineup of L7 have made it official: they’re getting the band back together after 14 years apart. In a Facebook post, the band enthusiastically announced their reunion for two European festival dates and a fan-funded documentary.
Just hours after the announcement, nearly $20,000 has been pledged toward a $97,000 goal to fund the creation of documentary L7: Pretend We’re Dead. The Kickstarter page promises that the film “takes us on an all-access journey into the 1990’s grunge movement that took the world by storm, and the band that helped define it as the genre of a generation.”
The band plan appearances at music festivals in Spain and France in June, and say that more dates are to come.
L7 are the latest acclaimed female indie group to announce a reunion in recent months. Sleater-Kinney are back together with an acclaimed new album and a tour that stops at First Avenue (with support from Lizzo) on Valentine’s Day. Minnesota’s own Babes in Toyland also announced a reunion that will begin with two shows in California next month.