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- Posted on Nov 26th 2012 3:45PM by Aaron Brophy
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Titled Never Destroy Us: The Dears at Pasaguero, the CBC documentary followed the band's 2010 adventure where they decided to debut the songs that would eventually end up on their 2011 album Degeneration Street with three Mexico City shows.
The band, who've cultivated a near-Morrissey level of cult fandom in Mexico, have characterized the shows as a mess.
"It's a shit show," lead singer Murray Lightburn told CBC Music. "We were there for three days and not one day were we able to get anything right. In the monitors, out on the speakers, onstage, stuff was breaking every day... But yet we're still delivering a concert. And that's kinda the reality of what 99 per cent of bands out there are doing and what they're going through."
Something apparently went right, though, because the documentary has also spawned the obviously titled Live at Pasaguero album, which is set for a Nov. 27 release in Canada and Mexico.
The band members have been busy on other endeavors as well. Guitarists Rob Benvie and Patrick Krief have been working on respective solo projects while Lightburn and wife/Dears keyboardist Natalia Yanchak welcomed their second child, Apollo James Taras Yanchak Lightburn, into the world.
Also, they have "new tunes in circulation over here," which the band are promising to release in 2012.
Never Destroy Us: The Dears at Pasaguero airs on CBC TV on Saturday, Dec. 1, at noon ET. A premiere screening of the film will take place Dec. 7 in Mexico City with Lightburn and Krief in attendance.