Newswire: Hear a new track from Fred Armisen’s laid-back Blue Jean Committee

As vividly realistic as the first season finale of Documentary Now! might have seemed, there never really was an incredibly mellow California-by-way-of-Chicago pop rock act called The Blue Jean Committee. But that hasn’t stopped them from releasing an EP called Catalina Breeze on the Drag City label this November 20. The imaginary Committee first surfaced on Saturday Night Live before getting their own, elaborate rise-and-fall story on Armisen’s PBS-spoofing IFC series, on which he co-starred with fellow SNL graduate Bill Hader. Armisen has a history of doing this kind of thing: Last year, he released a whole series of 7” singles by his myriad fake bands, including tracks from both The Blue Jean Committee and The Fingerlings. Back then, before settling on the Golden State as their muse, the Committee’s schtick was that they specialized in songs specifically about Massachusetts.

As a prelude to the Catalina Breeze …

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