Based in Athens, Georgia, Elephant 6 Recording Co. was a label/collective of musicians that included Neutral Milk Hotel, The Olivia Tremor Control, The Apples In Stereo, Elf Power, The Minders, Beulah, of Montreal, Dressy Bessy and more.
Now, a documentary about the label/collective will be shown at film festivals and be available for streaming, after the filmmaker originally made this documentary about Elephant 6 in 2019 (which was released only on VHS tape and required rental via mail-order).
The original version of The Elephant 6 Recording Co. documentary, now includes ’90s footage shot by Lance Bangs (who is now one of the film’s producers).
The film will get its world premiere at DOC NYC in November, and then play at the Denver Film Festival and Sound Unseen festival in Minneapolis that same month. It will later be available through streaming services.