There’s much more to come from the guys who brought “J— in My Pants” to last weekend’s Saturday Night Live. That raunchy jam is in fact the first single off of a full-length release from comedy troupe The Lonely Island, made up of SNL ham Andy Samberg and SNL writers Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer.
Taccone tells EW that the childhood pals’ debut, Incredibad (due Feb. 10 on Universal Republic), will include about 14 all-new tracks that they recorded while living together in Encino, Calif. this summer. Among them are collaborations with musicians like T-Pain, Jack Black, Bay Area rapper E-40, Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, and smooth crooner Norah Jones. “It’s almost too star-studded,” Taccone laughs, adding, “it might be surprising what Norah’s singing about. For both her and Julian, it’s definitely not their regular content.” Though the Lonely Island guys produced much of the album themselves, underground hip-hoppers DJ Nu-Mark and J-Zone also contributed beats.
The songs the Lonely Island created for popular SNL Digital Shorts, including “D— in a Box” (featuring Justin Timberlake), “Lazy Sunday,” “A Day in the Life of Natalie Portman,” “Ras Trent,” and “Space Olympics,” are also slated to appear on Incredibad. “It’ll be the first time people get to hear everything without the audience laughter over it,” says Taccone. “We spend so much time getting stuff to sound good, and then it gets on the show, and we’re glad that it sounds good in the [live studio] audience, but nobody has ever really heard a clean version of those songs.”
Live shows supporting Incredibad are not out of the question, though the crew will have to find a way to juggle any promotion with their already time-consuming work on SNL. “This [CD] is something we’ve wanted to do forever,” says Taccone, who also has a supporting role in next summer’s Land of the Lost movie. “I would love for us to be able to tour, too. I just can’t imagine when the hell we’d ever have time!”