Brian "Big Bass" Gardner in Session With Saturday Night Live Alumni
High-fiving in session at Bernie Grundman Mastering are (L-R) Justin Timberlake (not pictured) Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, mastering engineer Brian "Big Bass" Gardner, and Jorma Taccone. Photo by David Goggin.
The Lonely Island's new "The Wack Album" was mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. Mastering engineer Brian "Big Bass" Gardner was joined in the studio by Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone.
Originally from Berkeley, California, the musical comedy group is currently based in New York City. The group broke out due to their collective work from 2005 to 2011 on Saturday Night Live, featuring Samberg as a cast member and Taccone and Schaffer as writers.
"The Wack Album" features collaborations with Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Billie Joe Armstrong, Robyn, Solange, Hugh Jackman, Too $hort, Kristen Wiig, and Kendrick Lamar. "The Wack Album" lead single, "YOLO" (feat. Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar), has garnered over 45 million views on YouTube. The trio also boasts a staggering 1.2 billion overall views on their YouTube channel. Their 2011 album "Turtleneck & Chain," which debuted at #3 on Billboard, was nominated for a Grammy(r) in the category of "Best Comedy Album" and featured such talents as Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Santigold, and Beck. The album's first smash single "I Just Had Sex" (feat. Akon) was certified platinum.
Their 2009 debut album, "Incredibad," included Emmy(r) winning sensation "D*** In A Box," featuring superstar Justin Timberlake. The album also featured the follow-up gold records "J**z In My Pants" and "Like a Boss" which have over 234 million views combined on YouTube. The Grammy(r) nominated third single "I'm On A Boat" (feat. T-Pain) went double platinum and catapulted the album into over 430,000 copies sold making it the #1 selling comedy album in 2009 and 2010. The trio established themselves with the enormously popular series of corresponding Digital Shorts for their singles, which were frequently featured on Saturday Night Live beginning with the debut of the pop culture sensation "Lazy Sunday" in 2005.
"The Wack Album" is now available through Universal Republic Records.
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