Documentary about NJ rock band Rye Coalition.
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Rye Coalition are 5 kids from New Jersey who met in high school, and like countless rockers before them, started a band in the basement of their mom’s house. As their talent and fan base grew, they released albums recorded by Steve Albini and toured the country with iconic bands such as Trans Am, Mars Volta, and Queens of the Stone Age. Then came ‘paydirt’, when they were signed to Dreamworks– and Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) came on as their producer and recorded the band's 4th studio album at Sound City Studios.
However, their story took a dramatic turn when Dreamworks folded and the band went into a tailspin. As Henry Owings of Chunklet put it- “Rye Coalition has had the worst luck of any band I can think of.”
ince 1996 filmmaker Jenni Matz has continuously followed the band: on tour, at home, in the studio. Supplemented with the band’s own home movies and new interviews this documentary gives full access to the real life of five “meatheads from north jersey” who won the dirtbag lottery, lost the ticket, but are still trying to cash it in. Doc Premieres May 30, 2014 at the New Jersey Film Festival!