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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

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 here.”). As expected, Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Swift, and Beyoncé made out well (they’re all up for Album Of The Year along with Dave Matthews Band for their worst album… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 2, 2009 - 9:59 pm

“I’m On A Boat” A Cappella

Nice try, nerds. More »

By: 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 and photos of the funniest moments. More »

By: 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 Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards. Jorma only paid him $60 for the Emmy-winning “Dick In A Box” beats! (HT TDS.)… More »

By: 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. More »

By: 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), are releasing their second album Enemy Mine at the end of March (3/24, Jagjaguwar). It’s an amazing collection that opens with the epic “Spanish Gold, 2044,” our vote for one… More »

By: brandon / February 18, 2009 - 9:46 am

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 “Dancing Choose,” TVOTR sounded like they could have used more time soundchecking, but the video for Lonely Island’s “I’m On A Boat” and Kristen Wiig’s Björk On The Icelandic Economy… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 9, 2009 - 12:25 pm

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

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 cameos from Norah Jones, Julian Casablances, and T-Pain, among others, and includes all your favorite musical digital shorts from SNL except the Aphex Twin-sampling “Iran So Far.” We asked Samberg why… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 12, 2009 - 2:21 am

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 will also feature guest appearances from Julian Casablancas, Norah Jones, and T-Pain.”It might be surprising what Norah’s singing about,” says Islander Jorma Taccone. “For both her and Julian, it’s definitely… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 9, 2008 - 2:23 pm

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 on SNL this weekend. It’s the first single from LI’s forthcoming album Incredibad (out 2/10). If ever an LP earned a Premature Evaluation, it’s one with a song called “Jizz I… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 8, 2008 - 10:23 am

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 friend’s track with permission a “leak”) to YouTube. It was no simple, static-image YouTube stream, though; Ahmir made a show of both his lip syncing ability (i.e. he knew the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 23, 2008 - 4:36 pm

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’s wedding a few weekends ago (congrats, B!). Our love so blinding (deafining?) that we missed what eagle-eared commenter gl0tch immediately identified: “Iran So Far Away” was built upon a sample… More »

By: Stereogum / October 12, 2007 - 2:55 pm

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 on Letterman tonight (see previous post) are playing Spin’s Year in Music party. If you, like me, couldn’t make it tonight, and you, like Leno, won’t be watching the Late Show,… More »

By: jim / December 19, 2005 - 8:21 pm
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