We don’t really want to harp on the fact that Andy Samberg’s Lonely Island has a squirrelly new album coming out, “Turtleneck & Chain,” on May 10.
But hey — the guy was born around here, in Mill Valley to be precise, and educated at Berkeley High School and UC Santa Cruz before (already obsessed with his future employer, “Saturday Night Live”) he headed off to NYU Film School. And the Danny McBride hand-slap scene from Samberg’s “Hot Rod” alone is reason to love the guy.
We still have no idea what it signifies, but it’s absolute genius.
So here’s the latest update.
There are four obvious selections on the record, songs you’ve seen as Digital Shorts segments on “Saturday Night Live,” such as “Mother Lover” with Justin Timberlake, the Akon-featuring “I Just Had Sex,” “The Creep” with Nicki Minaj and John Waters, and the Rihanna-assisted “Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde.” But the rest of the tracks have just been listed, including “Jack Sparrow” (with Michael Bolton!), “After Party” (with Santigold) and “Attracted To Us,” guest starring none other than Beck himself. And on title alone, other originals sound like a thigh-slapping hoot: “Falcor Vs. Atreyu,” “Trouble On Dookie Island” and a closing “No Homo” and “No Homo Outro.”
For more on Samberg’s goofy trio with Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, visit www.thelonelyisland.com.