Fred Armisen and Bill Hader’s “band,” The Blue Jean Committee, continues to be the gift that just keeps on giving. First, there was the mockumentary about the band that was included in the duo’s IFC show, Documentary Now!, which was followed up by a live performance by the band on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Then in November, the ’70s soft-rock-inspired band released an EP, Catalina Breeze. So, naturally, the next step would be to release a video for the EP’s lead single, which is exactly what they’ve done.
And it’s wonderful.
It’s exactly what the world needs today: light, breezy, so, so so very relaxing.
The video is on point with its spoofing of videos made before giant budgets and splashy concepts ran wild on the early airwaves of MTV and VH1. There’s the live performance, the studio tomfoolery, tour monkey business and general shots of the band just hanging out, letting their hair down. Can The Blue Jean Committee go on tour? Can they play only rock clubs that have been around since the 1970s? Can they sell t-shirts that are already faded and have the two-tone look — you know, white body, colored sleeves? This isn’t a lot to ask for, right?
No. No, I don’t think so.