Silkworm Documentary Finally Released
Published Feb 21, 2013Over six years after plans to make a documentary on American indie rock act Silkworm were announced, the film has finally arrived. Titled Couldn't You Wait? The Story of Silkworm, the rock doc is now available online.
As previously reported, the flick chronicles the band's existence from 1987 to 2005. Silkworm's career was cut short when drummer Michael Dahlquist was killed in a car accident (the driver of the other vehicle eventually went to prison when found guilty of reckless homicide in 2007). Between those dates, the act had amassed a prolific back catalogue, with records released on C/Z, Matador, Touch & Go and more.
Director Seth Pomeroy and producer Shawn Girvan's film has been in the works since 2006. It includes live footage from throughout the band's run, as well as interviews with Silkworm members, Pavement's Stephen Malkmus, producer Steve Albini, Magnolia Electric Co.'s Jason Molina, and more. You can check a trailer out down below.
The film is currently available to download for $5, but there are also deluxe digital sets available. For an extra $5, you can nab the film and a concert performance package dubbed Live Worm. The "Absolutely Everything" edition goes for $20, and includes the aforementioned footage, as well as 20 minutes of deleted scenes, deleted quotes, some song discussions, a tribute piece to Dahlquist, and a mini-doc called What is "Indie Rock"?
You can find out more details and buy the film here.