If you follow 90s-nostalgia news, then you already know that a new Silkworm documentary was released last week. Directed by Seth Pomeroy, Couldn’t You Wait? The Story of Silkworm pretty much kills it as far as rock docs go.
This documentary is classy—it chronicles the indie-rock band’s career, from 1987 to 2005, without the VH1-esque rise-and-fall sensationalism. While there is drama, the movie focuses steadily on unfolding the story of the band and their genuine love of music. It also reflects on times when indie labels held exciting possibilities, and when a band that was so obscure, with songs so weirdly imaginative they would never translate to the mainstream, would still have a profound impact on its fans.