Eric's Trip Documentary Released This Summer

Eric's Trip Documentary Released This Summer
Eighteen years after the birth of Eric’s Trip, the lo-fi trailblazers are making the jump to the big screen. This summer the documentary Eric’s Trip: 1990-1996 is set to premier at the Sappy Music Festival (Aug. 1 to 3) in Sackville, NB, and give fans an inside look on one of the most influential band’s in Canadian musical history.

The documentary is culled from a mass of footage gathered by Eric’s Trip guitarist/vocalist/long-hair Rick White and follows the band’s rise from the dusty basements of Moncton to Sub Pop darlings to playing sold-out shows across North America and Europe. As the title suggests, the film excludes the band’s reunion activity from recent years and focuses on archival live footage, interviews and random White-approved images.

And if you won’t be out east this summer, according to the band’s MySpace page, a DVD release of Eric’s Trip: 1990-1996 is planned for sometime later this summer.

In other Eric’s Trip news, the band will be playing a short string of dates in Western Canada and one stateside for the Sub Pop 20th Anniversary Festival. Here are the dates:

7/7 Calgary AB, Warehouse
7/8 Edmonton AB, Starlite Room
7/10 Vancouver BC, the Plaza
7/11 Victoria BC, Sugar Nightclub
7/13 Seattle WA, Sup Pop 20th Anniversary Festival

Eric’s Trip: 1990-1996 trailer: