Oscilloscope to Release "Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour" Via DVD
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 13:15:59
Oscilloscope Laboratories, which is the brain child of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch AKA MCA, will release the film Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour on DVD June 7th. The film, which is set to premiere at this year's SXSW Film and Music Festival, follows electronic feminist icons Le Tigre on the "This Island" tour across four continents and ten countries. Supported by a community of devoted fans and led by outspoken Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill fame, Le Tigre confronts sexism and homophobia in the music industry while tearing up the stage via performance art poetics, no-holds-barred lyrics, punk rock ethos, and whip-smart wit in this edgy and entertaining documentary. It's worth noting that Hanna is married to Yauch's fellow Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz AKA Ad-Rock, so it's smart for Oscilloscope to release a DVD that's all in the family.
The film was directed by Kerthy Fix (Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields) and it includes never-before-seen live performances, archival interviews, and revealing backstage footage with these trail-blazing artists.
Le Tigre took over the world with their "electronic feminist punk." What began as a fun project became one of the most relevant bands of the last decade. Ignoring the constrictions of both the mainstream and the underground, the band has never believed that fun and intelligence couldn't coexist. They have demystified electronic music, critiqued government policies, and celebrated female and queer artists all while dropping roller-skate jams that make everyone dance. The film is a look into their world and a document of their thrilling multimedia performances.
Don't miss the film at SXSW and at the MoMA if you will be in Austin or in NYC at the scheduled times.
3/17: Austin, TX @ State Theatre, Film Screening, 6:15 PM
3/19: Austin, TX @ Vimeo Theatre, Film Screening, 2:30 PM
4/4: New York, NY @ MoMA, 7 PM
Are you a Le Tigre fan who wants to Bomp?