Monday, February 09, 2009

Andy Samberg's Incredibad - The Secret Formula to their hit songs

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Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, aka the comedic trio known as the Lonely Island, aren’t shy about flaunting their indie rock bonafides. Samberg has done a wicked Conor Oberst impression on his day (night?) job, Saturday Night Live, and Taccone has a small library of YouTube clips of him dancing in his underwear in front of SNL guests like Arcade Fire and the Arctic Monkeys.

Their debut album Incredibad, due on February 10 via Universal/Republic, features musical guests like Norah Jones, T-Pain, and Strokes singer Julian Casablances, and note-perfect genre parodies of new wave dance music and thugged-out hip-hop. Samberg says we shouldn't expect any Animal Collective parodies from the group any time soon though, as the guys would "have to learn to sing that good." Then again, that might not be too great an obstacle, as Samberg quickly added that they’ve been considering a Fleet Foxes parody that would highlight "how bad we are at harmonizing."

Most of the song parodies aren't meant to jab at specific genres or artists, but rather to highlight absurd non-sequiter lyrics, top-notch tunes and often tragically deluded narrators. Schaffer says that part of the joke in the party anthem, "Just Two Guyz," is the awkwardness of the rappers, while Samberg's titular white Rastafarian, "Ras Trent," is meant to be as terrible a toaster as possible.

The group's music videos, like the recent smash, "Jizz In My Pants," and the classic, "Lazy Sunday," have garnered a devoted YouTube following (and are included with Incredibad). Though they're aware of the need to balance their own interests with what might be palatable to a wider audience, they're not afraid to throw their followers a curve ball. Taccone jokes that he expects fans of "Jizz" to hate the awkward nerd rap of "We Like Sportz." Ultimately, Schaffer says, the group’s main priority is not what will play on Hulu, but whether a joke amuses them: "If we like something, we'll do it."

Tracklist For Incredibad:

Disc One - Album:
01. Who Said We're Wack
02. Santana DVX (ft. E-40)
03. Jizz In My Pants
04. I'm On A Boat (ft. T-Pain)
05. Sax Man (ft. Jack Black)
06. Lazy Sunday (ft. Chris Parnell)
07. Normal Guy (Interlude)
08. Boombox (ft. Julian Casablancas)
09. Shrooms (Interlude)
10. Like A Boss
11. We Like Sportz
12. Dreamgirl (ft. Norah Jones)
13. Ras Trent
14. Dick In A Box (ft. Justin Timberlake)
15. The Old Saloon
16. Punch You In The Jeans
17. Space Olympics
18. Natalie’s Rap (ft. Natalie Portman And Chris Parnell)
19. Incredibad

Disc Two - DVD:
01. Jizz In My Pants
02. Just 2 Guyz
03. Lazy Sunday
04. Ras Trent
05. Dick In A Box
06. We Like Sportz
07. Space Olympics
08. Bing Bong Brothers


Incredibad Countdown: 1 more day!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do you know if Incredibad will be available in a clean version?

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