Apple TV+ has released the first official trailer for The Velvet Underground, a rock music documentary made by filmmaker Todd Haynes.

Velvet Underground

Formed in 1964, The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock and roll’s most revered bands.

The Velvet Underground will feature interviews with surviving members of the group and other key players. It also boasts a trove of previously unreleased performances and other footage.

The film will be accompanied by a massive soundtrack featuring both classic Velvet Underground tracks and rarities.

Here’s the trailer:

Apple’s official synopsis reads:

“The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most revered bands. This doc shows just how the group became a cultural touchstone representing a range of contradictions: the band is both of their time, yet timeless; literary yet realistic; rooted in high art and street culture. The film features in-depth interviews with the key players of that time combined with a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances & a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films, and other experimental art to create an immersive experience into what founding member John Cale describes as the band’s creative ethos: ‘how to be elegant and how to be brutal.'”

The Velvet Underground is directed by award-winning filmmaker Haynes, making his first documentary after directing the films Poison, Safe, Velvet Goldmine, Far from Heaven, I’m Not There, Carol, Wonderstruck, and Dark Waters.

The film will be accompanied by a massive soundtrack featuring both classic Velvet Underground tracks and rarities. Haynes curated the soundtrack with the film’s music supervisor, Randall Poster.

Velvet Underground

It will be released on October 15th digitally and as a two-CD set.

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