Black Iris composers create “Motherlover” SNL digital short w/ Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg

Black Iris stable of composers have done it again!   Asa Taccone and Drew Campbell created yet another viral SNL Digital Short that’s cracking people up alllll over the internets.  The two collaborated on the track for the wildly popular “Motherlover” short  featuring Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg last week.

If you have yet to see “Motherlover” click HERE!

Featuring Timberlake, Sandberg as well as Susan Sarandon and Patricia Clarkson

Taccone has also composed music for the “Natalie Portman Raps” short and the Emmy-winning “Dick In A Box.”

Taccone and Campbell, along with Black Iris’ Matthew Compton are working on a suite of songs for the Samberg-hosted MTV Movie Awards, airing Sunday May 31 at 9 PM EST.


Said Taccone; “We got the call on Monday and they needed a track by Tuesday for Justin to put down his vocals.  Andy recorded Wednesday and the video was shot on Friday.  Because it’s so last minute some of the best ideas don’t even make it into the final track.  We recorded a string section that sounded amazing but it went down too late to make it  in.  At the end of the day my mother was very upset by the song.  So mission accomplished.”

What is Black Iris:
With studios in New York, Los Angeles and Richmond, Virginia, Black Iris is a talented collective of musicians rooted in the independent music  scene, providing original compositions and scores for entertainment,  advertising and media.  Because of their deep attachment and connection  with the musical underground, the Black Iris label continues to offer  fresh and unique sounds that stay ahead of current musical trends.   Stemming from the music stages of Virginia and Los Angeles, the group’s talent now has national reach, working across genres and actively touring the globe.  Their composers include members of the Walkmen, Phantom Planet, Earlimart, Denali, Foreign Born and others.

Black Iris creates music for topline brands and internationally known ad agencies, including their work for the ESPN X Games, Cadillac, Hummer, Gatorade and the recent Activisions X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

The Black Iris label exists as a mechanism to broaden the musical  experience of creative professionals in the advertising industry while  allowing bands to record new music and produce exciting limited edition   vinyl for their fans.  Releases on the Black Iris label are produced in  limited runs of 500 pieces, with half going to ad creatives and half being sold at the bands’ shows.  This gives Black Iris an opportunity to foster the development of bands connected with the collective and potentially generate significant synch income for the artists.  This is in line with Black Iris’ overarching mission; to create an environment in which musicians can support themselves making music.

Past Black Iris 7″ artists include Bad Veins, whose forthcoming Dangerbird Records release was produced by Black Iris composer Justin Bailey and Foreign Born, whose guitarist Lewis Pesacov composes for Black Iris.

The Black Iris label is currently talking to several artists about 2009 releases that will continue to showcase the talent associated with the music house.

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