Published Mar 09, 2015A documentary depicting the early years of Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and Vetiver's careers is getting the DVD treatment next month, and details of the film and an accompanying 52-page book have now been revealed.
Titled The Family Jams, the film will hit shelves on April 21 via Factory 25. It will also appear in some shops a bit earlier on April 18 for Record Store Day, though it's not an "official" RSD release.
The Family Jams follows Banhart, Newsom and Vetiver on their 2004 U.S. tour. According to a press release, it's "an intimate portrait of life on the road for these young musicians early in their careers, playing tiny, obscure clubs and art galleries, but on the verge of larger success before their small, intimate vans are replaced by large, impersonal tour busses."
The movie also features appearances from throughout the tour from other artists like Antony and the Johnsons, Espers, Meg Baird, the Pleased and Linda Perhacs.
In addition to the film itself, the DVD release will contain a 52-page book containing original writing from Banhart, Newson, Vetiver's Andy Cabic and director Kevin Barker. Also included in the book are over 40 previously unseen photographs.
Watch the trailer for The Family Jams below.