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This music documentary introduces us to the New York underground music scene from the beginning of the 21st century. And while during the seventies the New York underground scene, mostly associated with the iconic CBGB club, gave birth to one of the most interesting musical movements ever, at the turn of the century it seemed as if those were long-forgotten times. It seemed as if something like this was no longer possible, as if the exciting days in that regard for New York had long passed, and then a completely new, exciting and interesting scene arose out of nothing.

This film was jointly shot by Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern and Andrew Cross based on Lizzy Goodman’s book of the same name, and this documentary is composed almost exclusively of archival footage from that era. From the recordings made by the members of the scene, which simultaneously developed in several branches and styles, we follow the rise of bands such as The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, The Rapture or LCD Soundsystem. It was a time when some new kids and some older ones were discovering rock’n’roll, experimenting, and really with this film we have the feeling that something big was happening there.

Although some of these bands are still “alive” today, the focus is on the stories of how bands like The Strokes or Yeah Yeah Yeahs went from complete anonymity to global stars practically overnight. And how many of them didn’t know and didn’t want to deal with this unexpected fame, which is actually not something new, because a similar fate was experienced by numerous bands before, probably also after. There is in “Meet Me in the Bathroom” the spirit of that musical romanticism and nostalgia when the scene was created organically, naturally. When young people with energy, ideas and love for music made their way in such a way, and not like today through some reality shows and supertalents.