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In anticipation of INCREDIBAD, Lonely Island’s send-ups are arriving rapid fire. This new track, which has the Strokes man lending his pipes, is less “Jizz In My Pants,” more “I’m On A Boat,” at least via its initial posh, old-money country club setting. The protagonist shows up to the stuffy, boiled-goose-and-sauerkraut-scented affair and learns a boombox can change the world: “Everything got out of control / the music was so entrancing, everyone got out on the floor / it was a bunch of old white people dancing.” The power goes to his head, though, and he decides to try the same thing at an old-folks’ home. This is when things get sticky.

That photo has nothing to do with the song, though it does come from the INCREDIBAD promo materials. Speaking of which: SNL did a proper video for “I’m On A Boat” this week. Keep your eyes peeled.

INCREDIBAD is out 2/10 via Universal.

Comments (38)
  1. chris  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    julians voice makes this song

  2. Really guys? A whole cd of this shit?

  3. aaauuuughh where is MY super-dumb money making scheme idea already

  4. Julian Casablanca’s has the best voice. this group is cheesy and not-funny though.

  5. julian on a hook = pure gold haha

  6. I’d take Stork Patrol over this any day.

  7. Duborganiser  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    THIS IS TERRIBLE. JULIAN MUST HAVE BEEN BORED.

  8. tigerkite  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    Julian is sounding good. This, however, is not that funny; they’ve done better.

    • rachelll. :D  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2009 0

      yeah whens the next strokes album D:

      oh and this song sucks. its not funny whatsoever

      the only good part is when julian starts to sing yeah k.

  9. Dingus  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    Julian = GOD. This song equals “mailed in” though. Julian actually makes this a work of art though he is so talented.

  10. i don’t get it.

  11. DaveAhUm  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    This stuff is funny when accompanied by a video, but I find it hard to enjoy on its own.

  12. tim  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    Why?

  13. blah  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    So Julian, when’s the new Strokes album?

  14. ” I saw a Spanish guy doing the bartman.” Classic.

  15. I hope Julian used the money he got from this shit to buy a pen and some paper to WRITE SOME FUCKING SONGS ALREADY.

  16. Brittni  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    “I hope Julian used the money he got from this shit to buy a pen and some paper to WRITE SOME FUCKING SONGS ALREADY.”
    -Paper Werewolf

    you’re psycho.

  17. DeRo  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    I like it. It’s supposed to be cheesy and full of ridiculousness. Although this is a critiquing website of music quality/originality, this song obviously fails in the form, but looking at it from a comedic standpoint, I think it’s hilarious.

  18. DeRo  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    I like it. It’s supposed to be cheesy and full of ridiculousness. Although this is a critiquing website of music quality/originality, this song obviously fails in the form, but looking at it from a comedic standpoint, I think it’s hilarious.

  19. agree with Dave…these really do need videos to be the least bit entertaining. Cool to see Casablancas lend his golden pipes to something like this, though.

  20. DaYVon  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    Cant Wait 4 The Strokes Album…….. & Julian Really?

  21. Goon  |   Posted on Feb 10th, 2009 0

    Just picked up the album early. It’s actually pretty freaking great, its funny and they actually put some real effort into the songs, if you dig early Beasties this album is for you.

  22. some guy  |   Posted on Feb 10th, 2009 0

    he doesnt sound like julian one bit. it’s like they altered his voice or something… *sigh*

  23. Strokes#1  |   Posted on Feb 10th, 2009 0

    I’m going to pretend I didn’t hear that……..

  24. The last 2/3 of this song are awesome. Especially once the boiled goose joke starts making sense. Now I’m even more excited for this album! Yay!

  25. jeff  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2009 0

    that was pretty funny, seemed like it would suck and then suddenly got funny

    the fact that julians hook sounded so good kinda makes me wish this was a serious song though because i would listen to it lots as opposed to once…

  26. I’ll go check out Lonely Island on youtube, but who is honestly going to buy this?

  27. Kevin  |   Posted on Feb 12th, 2009 0

    What’s the obsession with boiled goose all about?

    But yeah I could really use a new Strokes album after hearing that.

  28. wtf  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    Wow is this website the “I want to suck Julian Casablancas’ dick” website?

  29. “Wow is this website the “I want to suck Julian Casablancas’ dick” website?”

    well, seeing as how he is a genius and the only good thing about the song, you need to get over yourself and admit that you too would love to have Julian’s dick in your mouth

  30. Deb   |   Posted on Feb 15th, 2009 0

    actually, julian and nick have started writing new stuff:
    http://www.nme.com/news/the-strokes/42301

  31. Danielle   |   Posted on Feb 16th, 2009 0

    This makes me insanely excited. I love The Lonely Island, and The Strokes in my opinion is one of the best bands ever. I thought this was hilarious, and I probably will listen to it over and over like it is a serious song Incredibad is amazing. Also I want a fourth album strokes, let’s get to it!

  32. You gotta know your limits with a boombox

    • Kami  |   Posted on Mar 22nd, 2009 0

      I think this, like other funny songs deserves more than one listen and quick judgement. I think it’s hilarious, plus Julian’s vocals superb. The cherry on the top of a funny premise. Give it a freaking break people.

  33. zeppelin  |   Posted on Apr 11th, 2009 0

    well I’m a guy, but considering how julian and the strokes are the best band of the 21st century so far, i would too suck his penis.

  34. my heart in the cage  |   Posted on Jun 21st, 2009 0

    well..the point is julian still kick ass!!

    hmm..it makes me wonder what kind of the 4th album sound likes?!

  35. isaballa  |   Posted on Jan 14th, 2010 0

    to all the julian casablancas dick suckers (including me)
    check out his solo album “Phrazes for the Young” it came out in like november 09
    so if you haven’t already, check it out…the fact that he’s been workin on this solo
    album could possibly be why he hasn’t had time to come out with a “strokes” album
    duhhhh

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