“Bob Lennon John Dylan,” from the Phoenix Foundation’s recent Tom’s Lunch EP, conjures sounds from rock history, but not so much the ones referenced in the song title. The New Zealand nerds have a whiff of Devo about them, but they approach their spasmodic post-punk with a krautrock undercurrent, the playful cuteness of Aussie indie-pop outfit Architecture In Helsinki, and Stepdad’s shameless nostalgic goofs. Directors Puck And Paul put the band in some sort of wild futuristic tunnel filled with ethereal light, and it’s quite a sight to see. See it below.
Tom’s Lunch is out now. Buy it here.