The Simpsons may be on season 27, but that doesn’t mean Matt Groening’s comedy classic is short on “What just happened?” moments. Or the psychedelic sound bites to match.
With Lena Dunham guest starring as Candace, a trendy pharmacist Homer begins a relationship with during his separation from Marge, this last weekend’s season premiere was already highly anticipated. Girls mastermind Dunham also brought her fellow HBO cool girl co-stars Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and Allison Williams along for the ride. The three voiced — who else? — Candace’s gal pal gang.
True to Bushwick millennial form, Candace and Homer embarked on a kaleidoscopic journey to the big city — Spaceman 3’s “Big City” to be exact. The psych band soundtracked the entire season premiere. Tattoos chased each other around Candace’s back as she and Homer twirled against a backdrop of vibrant colors.
“I imagine it is what people in bands secretly, or openly, dream of,” Spaceman 3 member Peter Kember told NME. “Animation is so useful for these sort of stretches of reality.”
You can watch the full episode here.