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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, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer are set to direct, and all three Lonely Island members — Taccone, Schaffer, and Andy Samberg — will star, along with Sarah Silverman. And now,… More »

By: 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 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

Tegan And Sara Will Perform At The Oscars With The Lonely Island

The Grammys may be just around the corner, but the Oscars are almost here, too. To remind us of that, the Academy added two performers to the bill today. Remember that insanely catchy bit of day-glo pop that Tegan And Sara and the Lonely Island concocted for The Lego MovieEverything Is AWESOME!!!“? Of course… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 6, 2015 - 6:07 pm

Tegan And Sara, The Lonely Island, John Legend, Common Nominated For Oscars

As I’m writing this, the Oscar nominees are coming out and hitting the newswire, and the big story seems to be Selma getting shut out from many of the major categories. But this is a music site, so we’ll focus on what’s happening musically. In the always-contentious Best Original Song category, the Oscar voters are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015 - 9:06 am

Watch The Lonely Island Perform “I’m A Hustler” On Comedy Bang! Bang!

The Lonely Island will be on IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! on Friday, and a clip of their appearance debuted early today on Entertainment Weekly. The comedy hip-hop trio don top hats and sunglasses to perform “I’m A Hustler,” a short interlude from their 2013 record The Wack Album. Host Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts look… More »

By: James Rettig / December 15, 2014 - 6:35 pm

Early Speculation For Best Song Oscar Focused On Coldplay, The Lonely Island, Gregg Alexander, Patti Smith

The Oscars take place in about four months, so of course speculation as to who is going to get nominated and eventually take home the big prize has already begun. Early predictions for Best Original Song — which, along with Best Original Score, is the only one we really care about — have focused o… More »

By: James Rettig / October 28, 2014 - 10:43 am

Judd Apatow Is Producing A Lonely Island Movie

The three members of the Lonely Island have all done an admirable job keeping their joke-rap career going in the years since they left Saturday Night Live, but they all have some impressive screen credits, as well. Andy Samberg, of course, has been in a bunch of movies, and he plays the lead in BrooklynMore »

By: Tom Breihan / August 8, 2014 - 11:13 am

Tegan And Sara (Feat. The Lonely Island) – “Everything Is AWESOME!!!” Video

Tegan And Sara’s ridiculous collaboration with the Lonely Island for The Lego Movie now has an even more ridiculous video that is still somehow incredibly endearing. It’s hard not to crack a smile watching Legos getting chased by Lego-gators or being dipped in chocolate frosting. The artists themselves only show up in Lego form, but… More »

By: James Rettig / February 10, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Tegan And Sara (Feat. The Lonely Island) – “Everything Is AWESOME!!!”

A year ago, Andy Samberg interviewed Tegan And Sara for a ridiculous online skit to promote their album Heartthrob. But even if Samberg did not manage to romantically involve himself with Tegan or Sara, his group the Lonely Island has teamed up with the duo on, of all things, a song for the forthcoming cinematic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Watch The Lonely Island Do “YOLO” On Fallon With The Roots And Fallon

New Order weren’t the only musical guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night. Fallon’s fellow SNL alums the Lonely Island were also on the show, and they did an elaborately choreographed version of their Adam Levine/Kendrick Lamar Digital Short nugget “YOLO,” with the Roots backing them up. And since Levine and Kendrick weren’t… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2013 - 9:53 am

Deltron 3030’s Event II To Feature Damon Albarn, Zack De La Rocha, The Lonely Island, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Chang, And More

When Deltron 3030 — the conceptual sci-fi nerd-rap supergroup of Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator, and DJ Kid Koala — got together 13 years ago to record their fondly remembered self-titled album, they included small guest appearances from a few people who don’t typically guest on rap albums: Damon Albarn, Sean Lennon, Crash… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2013 - 12:56 pm

The Lonely Island – “We Need Love” Video

The Lonely Island have a new video for “We Need Love,” a track from their recently released Wack Album. Check it out below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / July 6, 2013 - 2:58 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

The Lonely Island – “Go Kindergarten” Video (Feat. Robyn, Diddy, & Paul Rudd)

I hate looking at funny stuff in the office; I have no control when it comes to laughing so it’s always really obvious when I’m surfing Reddit or something. In that sense the Lonely Island’s new video is torture to watch if you’re at work because it’s easily the funniest thing to come from their… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 11, 2013 - 11:47 am

Watch The Lonely Island & Alanis Morissette Play Kimmel

The Lonely Island started as a video thing, and they’ve almost never taken their act to a stage — any stage. Last night, however, they were musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they performed the hashtag-rap grammar-nerd anthem “Semicolon.” Solange, who sings on the song’s recorded version wasn’t there. Instead, Alanis Morissette, of all… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2013 - 9:20 am

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 – “Spell It Out” Video

The latest of the Lonely Island’s comedy-rap Wack Wednesday offerings is a solo showcase for group member Andy Samberg, who spends the entire very short song spelling out his latest alter-ego. You’re going to want a keyboard handy when you’re watching this one. It’s work! The end result, though, is worth it. This is minor… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2013 - 9:04 am

The Lonely Island – “Go Kindergarten” (Feat. Robyn)

The Lonely Island and Robyn’s “Go Kindergarten” is probably the group’s most non-sequitur-laden track in their catalogue, although commands like “make your butt look flat,” among other body part-instructions are nothing out of the ordinary for the trio. This video is not their usual Digital Short-caliber fare, but instead grainy footage of people dancing with… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 29, 2013 - 12:22 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I’m not entirely sure this week’s pick for best video even qualifies as a music video; it certainly stretches the definition. But in its impeccable planning and its flawless execution, it captured imaginations over the weekend and dominated the conversation come Monday. It felt like an actual honest-to-god event, and how many of those do… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 24, 2013 - 9:58 am
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