Dandy Warhols and Brian Jonestown Massacre have had an art-house reality-tv-esque docu' made about them. It has started a bit of a war. Maybe.
God Bless America! October sees the release of Dig!, a documentary film following the ups and downs of the former West Coast yankie friends/tourmates, who share similar sprawling, drug-induced, Velvet Underground inspired drone-rock soundscapes. Reportedly, the movie contrasts the apparent self-destruction of Jonestown singer Anton Newcombe with the rising commercial success of The Dandy Warhols and documents the bands 'difficult relationship'.
Speaking to Pitchfork via email, Jonestown frontman Newcombe expressed his anger pretty directly: "I have been used, and contrary to popular belief, more media attention on my art will not help. This is lowest common denominator slander... and to this I add, 'Burn Hollywood, Burn.'" Newcombe also stated that positive footage was set aside "in favour of some reality TV-esque gold-digging experiment."
We suspect the movie will show in London at the Electric in Notting Hill later this year, as both this movie and that cinema are owned by Palm Pictures.
Notably, both bands are working on follow-ups to their albums of last year.