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The Lonely Island Movie Is A Boy Band Reunion Satire

The Lonely Island already proved their legendary musical-comic genius via three albums and dozens of SNL Digital Shorts. Plus, all three guys were involved with the highly underrated Hot Rod — Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone as actors, Akiva Schaffer as director — and, oh yeah, they scored an Oscar nomination for their Tegan And… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 14, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Watch Tegan And Sara And The Lonely Island Perform On The Oscars

Tegan And Sara and the Lonely Island took to the Academy Awards stage tonight for a deliriously fun performance of “Everything Is AWESOME!!!,” the Oscar-nominated song from The Lego Movie. Human counterparts of Lego figures (construction workers, astronauts, cowboys) and an “awesome possum” populated the stage. Joining the vocalists were Questlove, Mark Mothersbaugh (who co-produced… More »

By: James Rettig / February 22, 2015 - 9:41 pm

The 5 Best Music Videos Of The Week

Guys, Yeezus leaked. You don’t need music videos right now. You need to just play that real loud, let blood fill up your vision, luxuriate in the angry anxiety. If, however, you somehow need a break in between Yeezus sessions, or if you’re one of those weird and virtuous people who waits until it’s legal… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 14, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Q&A: The Lonely Island On The Wack Album, The Hurdles Of Putting Together A Tour, And Stinkë Diqué

For the past month, fans have been getting peeks at the Lonely Island’s upcoming release, The Wack Album, through the group’s #WACKWEDNESDAYS campaign, beginning with “Spring Break Anthem” and most recently “Spell It Out.” The heavy Internet presence seems natural for the group, much of whose initial success went hand-in-hand with the rise of YouTube… More »

By: Kelly Conaboy / June 6, 2013 - 10:34 am

The Lonely Island – “Spring Break Anthem” Video (Feat. Zach Galifianakis & James Franco)

They’re no longer SNL regulars, but the satirical fake-rap trio the Lonely Island is still making music, and next month they’ll release The Wack Album, their third LP. The album includes a couple of tracks that have already debuted as SNL Digital Shorts, and it’ll also have contributions from Solange, Pharrell Williams, T-Pain, and Billie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2013 - 9:18 am

Watch SNL‘s 100th Digital Short

Last Saturday’s Will Ferrell-hosted Saturday Night Live contained the 100th Digital Short, a celebratory musical number featuring Justin Bieber, Julian Casablancas, Justin Timberlake, Natalie Portman, Michael Bolton, Usher, Jon Hamm and about every imaginable character from the Digital Shorts. There might not be many more of these; Andy Samberg is rumored to be leaving the… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 14, 2012 - 9:06 am

Watch SNL “3-Way (The Golden Rule)” Feat. Justin Timberlake & Lady Gaga

Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake revived their funky fresh new jack swing duo on tonight’s season finale of Saturday Night Live, which JT hosted for the fourth time. Musical guest Lady Gaga joins the pair in this digital short, a raunchy ’90s R&B-inspired throwback a la Emmy-winning holiday carol “Dick In A Box” and “Motherlover”… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 22, 2011 - 12:54 am

Progress Report: The Lonely Island

Name: The Lonely Island
Progress Report: America’s mightiest novelty band slip on a Turtleneck & Chain
The genre known as “comedy music” is often regarded as the sad realm of the one-hit wonder. It’s fair to say that most comedy songs — no matter how clever or funny or particularly zeitgeisty they might… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / May 9, 2011 - 7:07 pm

The Lonely Island – “We’re Back” Video & Turtleneck & Chain Info

The Lonely Island are back with (drumroll) “We’re Back,” the first taste of their forthcoming second album Turtleneck & Chain. The SNL trio’s 2009 Incredibad boasted guest spots from T-Pain, Norah Jones, and Julian Casablancas. This time they’ve got Akon, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna. Does that mean this album will include “I Just… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 2, 2011 - 9:36 am

The Lonely Island & Julian Casablancas – “Boombox” Video

My favorite song from Incredibad gets a video/SNL digital short. Come along to awesometown, b.y.o.boiledgoose. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 14, 2010 - 9:53 am

New Lonely Island (Feat. Julian Casablancas) – “Boombox”

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… More »

By: brandon / February 9, 2009 - 11:25 am

New Lonely Island (Feat. T-Pain) – “I’m On A Boat”

There are exactly two things the world needs no more of: in order, they are fake rap and autotuned T-Pain cameos. End list. Accordingly this cut from the Lonely Island’s debut album should be a shitshow, except that it’s not, because it’s written by SNL‘s Digital Shorties Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer. Ergo… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2009 - 4:51 pm

Lonely Island’s Incredibad Gets Tracklist, Not Aphex Twin

As previously reported, Saturday Night Live trio Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg release their debut Lonely Island LP next month. Incredibad features cameos from Norah Jones, Julian Casablances, and T-Pain, among others, and includes all your favorite musical digital shorts from SNL except the Aphex Twin-sampling “Iran So Far.” We asked Samberg why… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 12, 2009 - 2:21 am

New We Are Scientists Video – “It’s A Hit”

As long as we’re doing videos for Stereogum favorites, we can’t not give a shoutout to We Are Scientists, who, in addition to being on Letterman tonight (see previous post) are playing Spin’s Year in Music party. If you, like me, couldn’t make it tonight, and you, like Leno, won’t be watching the Late Show,… More »

By: jim / December 19, 2005 - 8:21 pm