Just last week, I'd been listening to The Lonely Island here at Rock Father HQ, and it hit me that their breakthrough viral hit, "Lazy Sunday," was already 12 years old. As I tend to do on occasion, I followed The Lonely Island down the rabbit hole and re-watched their classic SNL Digital Shorts, followed by binging on the three full-length albums that preceded last year's soundtrack to Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Today, for no apparent reason (aside from it being awesome), The Lonely Island's YouTube Channel sprang to life for the first time in five months, posting a live performance of "Lazy Sunday" from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, one that originally aired on March 8, 2010. Check it out below!
Activating the #ForGrownups tag here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, because right now I've got a movie trailer that's most certainly not for the kids. It's no secret that I've been a big fan of THE LONELY ISLAND, so now that the Restricted Trailer for their new celebrity spoof, POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING is out, I feel obligated to share it. There's all kinds of family-unfriendly naughtiness in here, so again - don't watch this with the little ones... unless they're babies, in which case they won't understand the language, and they might think they're seeing "lunch" in there.
If you're like me, you probably really dug those full-size Oscar statues made of LEGO bricks that popped up during last night's performance of "Everything is Awesome" by Tegan and Sara with The Lonely Island at last night's 87th Academy Awards. Curious how they were made? Each of the 20 LEGO Oscars contains about 500 pieces and were designed and built by New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya. Check out one of them being built in the video below... but only if you have four-seconds to spare!
On their third full-length outing, Andy Samberg, Akiva Shaffer, and Jorma Taccone - collectively known as THE LONELY ISLAND - break out the jams for a rap album that's hardly wack, despite being called THE WACK ALBUM. As a follow-up to their previous albums, 2009's INCREDIBAD and 2011's TURTLENECK & CHAIN (both of which I own) THE WACK ALBUM is just as good (if not better in places) on a comedic front, but it opens up a weird situation in which THE LONELY ISLAND almost sounds too legit. While being a send-up of current hip-hop, THE WACK ALBUM is easily on-par production-wise with the best of who they're lovingly taking shots at, and the delivery is just so serious that you could picture these guys busting out some non-funny rhymes at some point in the near future.