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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…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2013 - 2:35 pm
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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…
Kelly Conaboy | June 6, 2013 - 10:34 am
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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…
T. Cole Rachel | May 9, 2011 - 7:07 pm
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More Akiva Schaffer stories

Watch The Lonely Island And Jimmy Fallon Play “I’m On A Boat” With Classroom Instruments

The Lonely Island have been in full promo mode for months for their film Popstar: Never Stop Popping, out in June. The comedy pop-hop trio…
Collin Robinson | May 17, 2016 - 10:34 am
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Watch The Lonely Island’s Will Smith Medley At The MTV Movie Awards

Will Smith was honored with the lifetime achievement Generation Award at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards tonight. Before he took the stage, joke-rap trio the…
Peter Helman | April 10, 2016 - 10:25 pm
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Watch The Lonely Island’s Popstar Trailer Feat. Joanna Newsom, DJ Khaled, Adam Levine’s Hologram, & More

The Lonely Island have been teasing their pop-star comedy for months, and as Pitchfork points out, today the eagerly awaited trailer has arrived. It does…
Chris DeVille | March 10, 2016 - 11:29 am
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The Lonely Island Launching Saturday Night Comedy Show On Fox

The Lonely Island first launched their careers via Saturday Night Live way back in 2005, and now the trio are going to have a Saturday…
Peter Helman | February 4, 2016 - 9:50 pm
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Be An Extra In The Lonely Island Movie

The Lonely Island are working on a new boy band satire movie, their long-awaited follow-up to the underrated classic Hot Rod. Judd Apatow is producing,…
Peter Helman | June 15, 2015 - 8:00 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | May 14, 2015 - 4:09 pm
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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…
James Rettig | February 22, 2015 - 9:41 pm
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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,…
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2013 - 9:18 am
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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,…
Corban Goble | May 14, 2012 - 9:06 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | May 22, 2011 - 12:54 am
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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
Scott Lapatine | April 2, 2011 - 9:36 am
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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. …
Scott Lapatine | March 14, 2010 - 9:53 am
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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
Brandon Stosuy | February 9, 2009 - 11:25 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | February 4, 2009 - 4:51 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | January 12, 2009 - 2:21 am
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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…
jim | December 19, 2005 - 8:21 pm
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