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Exclusive premiere: Sam Shelton “Lazy For You”

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Singer and actress Sam Shelton should provide a glimmer hope for hopelessly troublesome men everywhere with this dreamy confessional about a pretty girl who just can’t move on, even though she knows she should.

“Sometimes it’s easy to get comfortable in a routine, complacent in familiarity, static in a situation, despite it’s ups and downs,” Shelton confided. “I wanted my video for the song to reflect that languid, distracted, downright lazy inability to pull the trigger either way, even though you know what the right thing to do is. The girl can’t seem to break up with her boyfriend, though he’s quite literally a beast.”

This song clearly doesn’t reflect her current amour, who agreed to dress as a gorilla for her in the self-directed video. “Most of the Gorilla scenes are played by my husband,” Shelton said. “I think he is quite believable!”

You might note the splendidly whimsical drumming, which is actually performed by Shelton (though not while in the suit) with producer Ben Lee helping out on the track. “I am decidedly not a drummer!” Shelton exclaimed. “We just banged on the drums when the spirit moved us and that’s what you hear in the recording.”

Shelton got her start in music co-fronting the cabaret band “The Pretty Babies” with Zooey Deschanel, and is currently a voice on the animated series “Bob’s Burgers” (her aforementioned husband is also a writer for the show). She shot and edited everything with her iPhone and laptop, directing her man and Lem Jay Ignacio, who co-wrote the song, as they traded off in the sweaty gorilla suit.

“The song is very dreamy, and I surrendered to that dreaminess while making it. As an actor, it was fun to be able to do several takes and go deep into the heart of the character’s internal monologue,” Shelton recalled, experimenting with the bad relationship dynamic. “She knows in the long run he’s no good for her, but he is also just sweet and thoughtful enough to keep her on the hook.”

 

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Shelton shot the roller skating sequence at the Hollywood Reservoir while pregnant… on roller skates. The LA based singer, songwriter, and actress delivers her new album “Reservoir,” February 19th.

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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…