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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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Ted Leo, “Lazy Sunday” Return To Late Night

Fallon's on a roll with musical guests and reunions. Last week he had Joanna Newsom and Silversun Pickups alongside a reunion for the cast of…
jessica | March 9, 2010 - 1:18 pm

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
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Grammys 2010 Nominees

Contenders were revealed in a primetime concert tonight hosted by LL Cool J and featuring the comedy of Smokey Robinson (“Don’t worry Taylor, Kanye’s not…
Scott Lapatine | December 2, 2009 - 9:59 pm
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“I’m On A Boat” A Cappella

Nice try, nerds.
Scott Lapatine | June 10, 2009 - 4:23 pm

Lonely Island Tribute, Ass In Eminem’s Face Highlight MTV Movie Awards

LeeAnn Rimes, Chris Isaak, and Forest Whitaker sang an SNL song medley, Bruno “accidentally” bare-assed Eminem, and Kristen Stewart was predictably awkward. Check out video
Scott Lapatine | June 1, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Q&A With SNL Digital Shorts Composer

The man behind the music of 2:30AM is Lonely Islander Jorma Taccone’s bro Asa. Creativity Online talked to him about his process and plans for…
Scott Lapatine | May 20, 2009 - 3:52 pm

The Lonely Island & The Roots Do “I’m On A Boat” On Fallon

Black Thought instead of T-Pain, background dancers, nautical themed pashmina afghans. This performance is REAL.
Amrit Singh | May 13, 2009 - 11:29 am

The ‘Gum Drop LXXVI: Hear New Swan Lake, Win A Lonely Island iPod & Autographed Incredibad

Swan Lake, the Canadian power trio of Daniel Bejar (New Pornographers, Destroyer), Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown), and Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Blackout Beach),…
brandon | February 18, 2009 - 9:46 am
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TV On The Radio, Lonely Island, Fake Björk Liven Up Saturday Night

This week’s SNL featured music guest TV On The Radio and host The Mean Guy In Wedding Crashers. Over the course of “Golden Age” and…
Amrit Singh | February 9, 2009 - 12:25 pm
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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 | 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 thi…
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 cameo…
Scott Lapatine | January 12, 2009 - 2:21 am
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Julian Casablancas, Norah Jones Guest On Lonely Island LP

By now you’ve heard “Jizz In My Pants,” the provocative “West End Girls”-y first single from Lonely Island’s Incredibad. The SNL comedy trio’s debut album…
Scott Lapatine | December 9, 2008 - 2:23 pm
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New Lonely Island Video – “Jizz In My Pants”

Andy Samberg pulled Lonely Island writing partner Jorma Taccone on cam (also Justin Timberlake, Molly Simms, and Meadow Soprano) for an orgasmic digital-short song o…
Amrit Singh | December 8, 2008 - 10:23 am
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New Gnarls Barkley Video – “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul?”

The Internet got its first listen to "Who's Gonna Save My Soul?" when ?uestlove leaked it (as much as you can call sharing a good…
Amrit Singh | July 23, 2008 - 4:36 pm
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Andy Samberg Talks “Iran So Far” & Aphex Twin

Yes, we instantly fell in love with Andy Samberg's latest viral digi short "Iran So Far" while watching it in our hotel rooms after Brandon'…
Stereogum | October 12, 2007 - 2:55 pm
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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 o…
jim | December 19, 2005 - 8:21 pm
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