You may have seen this…
New York’s beloved gritty indie musc scene circa 2000s is getting a second life, through a four-hour docu-series.
That’s right, the resurgence is a visual retelling based on Lizzy Goodman’s 600-page oral history called Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock & Roll in NYC 2001-2011. The documentary will highlight bands such as The Strokes (naturally), LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, to name a few.
Goodman’s opus has been called a “dirty time capsule” of this NYC scene, and hits on a lot of the rumored indiscretions that have gained notoriety, like how The Strokes thought Ryan Adams was a “bad influence” on Albert Hammond Jr’s heroin habit, and the rivalry between The Killers and The Strokes. Really.
Pulse Films is at the helm, along with Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern (the duo behind Shut Up and Play the Hits and No Distance Left to Run). Goodman is also involved as an executive producer. The format of the series is slated to be four one-hour segments, but still no word on when it’ll drop.
Until then, well, just keep on wearing out Is This It.