SNL alums and Documentary Now! creators Bill Hader and Fred Armisen have created The Blue Jean Committee, a would-be ’70s soft-rock band. In November the group released a fake-real EP, titled Catalina Breeze, and they’ve just dropped the mega grainy, sepia-soaked video for the title track.
To say nothing of the historically spot-on satire of the track itself — the analog hiss, the chorus full of humming, the tinkling of what must be a triangle — the video is a treasure, with Armisen and Hader committing fully to the characters of Gene Allen and Clark Honus, respectively. They lounge on studio floors, pretend to be cats in the back of limos, and strut through an empty stadium, in awe of the fact that it would later, one would assume, be filled with hundreds of fans of The Blue Jean Committee. And the song? Well, let’s just say that the song would no doubt appear, unironically, on several best-of lists around the Internet, and I’d happily jam to it while doing something groovy, such as making soup, or eating soup, or wearing denim.
The Blue Jean Committee was the product of Documentary Now!, the IFC series created by Armisen, Hader, Seth Meyers, and Rhys Thomas, specifically September’s two-part episode, “Gentle and Soft: The Story of The Blue Jean Committee,” which expertly goofed on the notion of the 1970s rockstar documentary.