Fred Armisen and Bill Hader’s Fake Band Is Better Than Most Real Bands

The Blue Jean Committee are about to make things real gentle, and real soft. 

SNL alums Fred Armisen and Bill Hader are the masterminds behind the fictitious band The Blue Jean Committee, which they developed during their Saturday Night Live days, and fleshed out for an episode of their IFC mocumentary series Documentary Now!  

Sort of a mix between a modern(ish) day Spinal Tap and The Bedford Stop, The Blue Jean Committee are funny enough to smirk at, but too good to be an actual joke, so they’re taking things a few steps further by releasing an EP of songs called Catalina Breeze. Here’s the first single off it, an easy breezy ‘stache smoother called “Gentle and Soft.”

“It came from when we were writing the show,” Armisen tells EW about the inception of the song, and origins of the band itself. “The main idea of the band was that they were gentle and soft, so I listened to SiriusXM’s The Bridge a lot. Everyone is so smooth and gentle, and they play a lot of the band America and Seals and Crofts and bands like that. I wanted that sound, very smooth and purposefully soft sound that also works as rock.”

Catalina Breeze comes out on November 20 on Drag City