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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 »

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 »

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The Lonely Island – “SEMICOLON” (Feat. Solange) Lyric Video

It is yet another #WACKWEDNESDAY for the Lonely Island and today they’ve released an attempted-grammar lesson called “SEMICOLON” featuring guest vocals from Solange. Utilizing the Drake-popularized lyrical device of hashtag rap (example: “we run the game; umpire”), the four try to explain how the polarizing punctuation mark works. Except they do not at all and… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 22, 2013 - 2:06 pm

The Lonely Island – “Diaper Money” Video

On Saturday night, SNL bid goodbye to some of this past decade’s most prime players via a bit of musical spoof — Fred Armisen as early-punk caricature Ian Rubbish, singing (with Sudekis and Hader, also departing) about it having been a lovely night. It wasn’t as moving as Stefon and Seth Meyers getting married (finally!),… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 20, 2013 - 9:26 am

The Lonely Island – “I Fucked My Aunt” (Feat. T-Pain)

The Lonely Island are now less than a month away from releasing album #3, The Wack Album, and last week, they kicked off their Wack Wednesdays series with the all-star video for “Spring Break Anthem.” Today, they follow it up with a stream of “I Fucked My Aunt,” an emotive slow-jam that reunites them with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2013 - 9:24 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Have you watched the 15-minute Red Bull Music Academy documentary about DFA? Or the hour-long Savages Ministry Of Sound show? No? You should do those things. As ever, there was plenty of amazing music-related video on the internet this past week, and not all of it took the form of actual music videos. Some of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 10, 2013 - 11:45 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

Joanna Newsom & Andy Samberg Are Engaged

Everyone enjoy this moment, since we may never again get to see Joanna Newsom’s name on the Us Weekly website. According to that venerable institution, Newsom and her boyfriend of five years, SNL vet and Lonely Island lead Andy Samberg, are engaged. Us Weekly also has a bunch of quotes from an anonymous friend who’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2013 - 4:24 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar On SNL & “YOLO” Digital Short

Here’s yet another indication, if we really needed one, that Kendrick Lamar is a freshly minted star: This weekend, he made his debut as Saturday Night Live’s musical guest, managing to shine on a difficult stage. With a full live band, Kendrick absolutely rapped his ass off, doing “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and a Drake-free versio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2013 - 9:39 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 The Lonely Island’s Emmy Medley

To hear our friends at Videogum tell it, this year’s Emmy Awards were wack as fuck, something that should shock absolutely everyone who has never watched a second of any Emmy telecast. But just like they do on Saturday Night Live, the kids in the Lonely Island showed up to save at least a couple… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2011 - 5:03 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 – “Jack Sparrow” (Feat. Michael Bolton)

Saturday Night Live gave the Lonely Island space for a Digital Short this weekend, to bring visuals to the Turtleneck & Chain cameo most begging visual rendition. Like S”hy Ronnie,” “Jack Sparrow” is better for its SNL airtime. It’s also the most Michael Bolton’s name has rung out since Office Space. More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 9, 2011 - 10:37 am

The Lonely Island & Santigold – “After Party”

The Lonely Island’s “After Party” riffs on R. Kelly’s peerless “Ignition (Remix)” and features guest hooks from Santigold about jerking off, among other things. Like “Attracted To Us,” the Snoop Dogg-guesting title track, and “We’re Back,” it appears on Turtleneck And Chain (out 5/10). Take a listen at Some Kind Of Awesome. More »

By: brandon / May 6, 2011 - 2:28 pm

The Lonely Island & Beck – “Attracted To Us”

We knew Beck was one of the many guests on the upcoming Lonely Island album Turtleneck And Chain. Now you can hear him on “Attracted To Us,” a fast and bubbly singalong that reminds me of the Mae Shi because of the shouted/chanted group chorus and synths, and Childish Gambino for all the shoutouts to… More »

By: jessica / May 3, 2011 - 2:22 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

M83 Working On “Very, Very, Very Epic” Album, Possibly Gets Ripped Off By The Lonely Island

In an interview with Pitchfork, M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez, newly relocated to L.A., said to expect his sixth album/followup to 2008’s Saturdays=Youth to be “very, very, very epic,” “very orchestrated,” very long, very cinematic, and (very?) “dreamy, powerful, intense.” (He’s also “singing much more”on it.) As far as templates, he’s looking back to 2005’s excellently… More »

By: brandon / November 22, 2010 - 4:19 pm

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