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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

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 cold open. It was pretty good! Jay (Jay Pharoah) and Solange (Sasheer Zamata) let us know everything’s cool between them, and actually if you watch the video with audio it… More »

By: 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 a more perfect time because today they’ve released the video for their you’ll-be-fine-without-me tune “The Wire” and it features a bunch of weepy and nostalgic exes, included one played by… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 12, 2013 - 3:47 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 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. Watch it below. More »

By: 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, 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

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 Mondo (as well as Norah Jones’s new one. Dude is busy). In the buildup to that release, the band put out the clip for “American Daydream,” a video glimpses at… More »

By: 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 destination in exchange for a written dispatch about his or her journey. Jorm ended up in Kenya for six days, and met a rapper named Kaka Sungura (AKA Rabbit) i… More »

By: 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 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 – “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 keenly framing these guys‘ costume ideas for Halloween 2011. Snoop Dogg drops in for a verse, joining Akon, Michael Bolton, Beck, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, John Waters, Santigold, and… More »

By: 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 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

Stereogum’s MacGruber Remix Contest

UPDATE: And the winner is… Ron Artest. Tyler Coffin. Congrats Tyler! Thanks everyone who participated.

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We’ve already established that Kristen Wiig is a champion. Now Stereogum has teamed up with MacGruber to host a remix contest of Kristen’s (as Vicki St. Elmo) “Champion” (originally written by Nate Heller out of… More »

By: 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. More »

By: 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 highlight of a dismal show, this night they were the icing on an already must-watch episode that everyone involved with the show said was “what the show was all about”… More »

By: 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 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
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