On Sunday night The Lonely Island performed the lead single off their upcoming sophomore album at the inaugural Comedy Awards. Along with rapper Akon, the Dudes took over the stage and belted out their respective verses and they even managed to include a throwback to last year’s hit “I’m On a Boat.”
Turtleneck & Chain drops May 10.
The Lonely Island reveals new album title, cover & release date, premieres “We’re Back!” music video
I’ve got big news for all you Lonely Island fans out there. The Dudes (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone) opened up about their followup album to 2009′s Grammy-nominated smash hit Incredibad last night during their guest stint on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The record’s called Turtleneck & Chain and it drops May 10 on Universal Republic Records. The album cover features the Dudes, well, acting all cool in turtlenecks and chains (see it after the break). When asked why they chose this particular image for the new album Jorma admitted that “when we met each other in eighth grade that was pretty much the look that we all had.” In addition to spilling all this info, the Dudes used LNWJF as a platform to premiere the the first track off the album; it’s called “We’re Back!” and its embedded above waiting for you to hit play. You probably don’t have to be warned, but be mindful of the insane amount of profanity used in the video. The black-and-white vid is all about dicks. So, yeah. Jorma is the major player here, but Akiva and Andy spit nasty rhymes too. Jorma ends the song with this: “We started this fake rap sh–, the world needs us!” He’s right, we do.
So kick back and watch “We’re Back,” and while you’re in a Lonely Island mood rewatch “I Just Had Sex” and “The Creep” (two other confirmed tracks on the record) and start counting down the days til Turtleneck & Chain’s May 10 release.
This weekend The Lonely Island (aka The Dudes, comprised of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer) premiered the first single off their upcoming (rap) comedy album due out in 2011. The SNL Digital Short features vocals from Akon and outrageous cameos from Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, and John McEnroe. Watch the viral hit here and begin anticipating the followup to 2009′s sensation that was (and still is) Incredibad.
Look after the break to watch their “Huge-Ass Announcement”.
Update: The single is now available for purchase on iTunes. And it managed to break the iTunes top ten singles chart; it currently sits at #9.
The Lonely Island–aka The Dudes, aka SNL’s Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer–were recently appointed “Creative Directors” for Swedish imported ROKK Vodka. Apparently they will be “responsible for the brand’s consumer engagement, which includes creating digital material to market the brand and help introduce ROKK, the premium priced, freeze filtered vodka.” Says head Dude Andy Samberg: “Most people ask us to just make videos, but Diageo asked us to be Creative Directors, which sounded fancier. Anyone who’s seen our videos knows we’re fancy guys, so we said yes. And they also gave us a bunch of ROKK Vodka, which we enjoy drinking with our mouths.”
Watch the group’s first “ROKK video short” above. Additional content is expected to hit the ‘Net soon. Full PR after the break.
The Loney Island is back with their latest music video off their debut album Incredibad. “Boombox” adds to a growing list of SNL Digital Shorts that have been made featuing songs off the album; they include ”Lazy Sunday,” “Dick in a Box,” “Natalie’s Rap,” ”We Like Sportz,” ”Ras Trent,” “Space Olympics,” ”Jizz In My Pants,” “I’m On a Boat,” and “Like a Boss.” The Dudes (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone) have made another hilarious video for another great song. “Boombox” features vocals from The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas and is directed by Kiv. Having listened to it many times, this video totally lived up to my imagination.