Os The Phoenix Foundation não perderam tempo e já avançaram para novas gravações após o lançamento de Fandango, de 2013. Luke Buda e Sam Scott sentiram um estado de urgência para começar a trabalhar com o novo baterista, Chris O’Connor, e para empurrar a banda para novas direcções. Fandango marcou o fim de uma era, o ponto final na jornada da banda na procura de um som imaculado e de um estado de produção perfeita. “Bob Dylan John Lennon” e “Asswipe” são o início de um novo capítulo. O novo 7” é editado a 19 de Abril pela Record Store Day e é remisturado por David Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT, Tame Impala). Sobre a composição do tema, Luke e Sam dizem:

Last year I made loads of demos – looking for a new vibe – and brought them to the band. There was one I made pretty quickly and didn’t think about much, until Sam heard it and said “Well, that is undeniably fun!” It became Bob Lennon John Dylan.

I don’t recall how we came to call it Bob Lennon John Dylan. It was just some sort of joke. However, through repeated performance, it became apparent that the characters had shamanistic properties that we had not predicted.” Luke: “It is almost by accident that these tracks are being released now. On a bit of an impulsivo rush, we contacted David Fridmann to see if he’d be interested in mixing these two tracks at some point OR when he has some time. And he said “Yes, I would. I have some time RIGHT NOW.

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