In 2019, director Chad Stockfleth released a lo-fi, VHS-only documentary A Future History Of: The Elephant 6 Recording Co. Following that limited rollout, documentarian Lange Bangs—whose footage was used extensively in the film—came onboard with the folks behind 2020’s Other Music doc, producer Rob Hatch-Miller and editor/producer Greg King, to streamline and expand the documentary. The resulting film, now titled The Elephant 6 Recording Co., sees official release on today. Bangs joins us to reflect on the Elephant 6 scene.
Two new documentary films, The Elephant 6 Recording Co. and This Is Sparklehorse, cover two very different Southern artistic expressions in the ‘90s, subtly pushing against the idea that Southern music is exclusively traditional or conservative, remapping the sound of a new South for a new generation.
It’s fitting that filmmaker Chad Stockfleth’s documentary chronicling the Elephant 6 collective is only available to view via VHS. While tendrils of the loose collective would certainly extend into the new millennium, […]