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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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

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

SNL Season Finale: Solange/Jay Z Cold Open, EDM & Pharrell Digital Shorts, St. Vincent Confounds Twitter

Tonight's SNL season 39 finale addressed the week's big viral video (Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator, in case you forgot) right in the…
Scott Lapatine | May 18, 2014 - 12:42 am

HAIM – “The Wire” Video

On Friday, we heard sister band HAIM do their rendition of Sheryl Crow's "Strong Enough" for Australia's Triple J radio. It couldn't have come at…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 12, 2013 - 3:47 pm

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

Watch Ezra Koenig’s Girls Cameo

Vampire Weekend frontman Eza Koenig made a cameo on last night's episode of HBO's Girls, in the same scene as the Lonely Island's Jorma Taccone.
Liz Pelly | February 18, 2013 - 10:36 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,…
Corban Goble | May 14, 2012 - 9:06 am

Electric Guest – “American Daydream” Video

L.A. duo Electric Guest taps into electronic-tinged soul grooves and the product was interesting enough to get Danger Mouse involved; he produced their debut LP…
Corban Goble | January 24, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Kenyan Rapper Gets A Lonely Island Video

In February, AFAR Magazine invited The Lonely Island's Jorma Taccone to participate in Spin The Globe, a series that sends a writer to a random foreign…
Scott Lapatine | June 6, 2011 - 11:27 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…
Scott Lapatine | May 22, 2011 - 12:54 am

The Lonely Island – “Turtleneck And Chain” (Feat. Snoop Dogg)

The Lonely Island's next single from Turtleneck & Chain is the satirical rap troupe's second LP title track, roasting lifestyle attire and beverage choices while…
Amrit Singh | May 2, 2011 - 9:53 am

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

Stereogum’s MacGruber Remix Contest

UPDATE: And the winner is... Ron Artest. Tyler Coffin. Congrats Tyler! Thanks everyone who participated. // We've already established that Kristen…
Scott Lapatine | May 21, 2010 - 2:33 pm

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

Vampire Weekend Return To SNL

Verily, SNL's talent bookers nailed the zeitgeist this weekend. Where last time through just the very sight of Ezra, Rostam, and the Chrisses proved a…
Amrit Singh | March 8, 2010 - 9:47 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
brandon | February 9, 2009 - 11:25 am