Sometimes the classics just get in the way.
Sure, every knows that The Beatles were a pretty fantastic group, but therein lies the problem - everyone knows that The Beatles were a pretty fantastic group.
So it's heartening when new bands take on these classic influences and do their best to undermine them. The Phoenix Foundation recently returned with another gilded slice of psych pop, boasting a nugget by the name of 'Bob Lennon John Dylan'.
See what they did there?
Granted full video treatment, directors Puck & Paul explain more: "We filmed the band in the Wellington Cable Car tunnel and in our studios in Auckland within a custom-built, sequenceable light tunnel (dubbed the 'Tron Orca') to create the swirling light effects you see in the clip. The 'proto-willy' and stretchy body effects were achieved using miniature photography and bluescreen compositing."
"The video itself is an interconnected series of visual concepts based (admittedly somewhat inexplicably) on "fever" dreams, social anxieties, men's undergarments, VHS tape decay, paparazzi fatigue and black hole event horizons, as well as Pastafarianism and the Flying Spaghetti Monster (His Noodly Appendages be upon us). No permanent psychological damage has been reported by any of the cast or crew."
The Phoenix Foundation's new album 'Tom's Lunch' is out now.