Other than playing the deranged “Taco” on The League, comedian Jon Lajoie is probably best known for his musical comedy videos, which he has been uploading to YouTube for the better part of a decade now. You may be familiar with some of his more popular hits such as “Everyday Normal Guy” or “Please Use This Song.” But the thing about his comedy songs — with a few exceptions — is that they’re actually, well, good. The guy has got a nice voice and can write a decent melody, even if he’s singing about, say, lesbians eating poop out of a cup.
So, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that Lajoie has finally taken a stab at recording real music, and will be releasing his first album under the name Wolfie’s Just Fine on April 8. (And if the name sounds familiar, there’s a reason for that.) This week, Lajoie dropped a single from his album, “It’s a Job,” with this sweet music video featuring a little boy having an unconventional adventure, and it’s really good. He’s got kind of a mid-to-late aughts folksy acoustic thing going on, kind of like Noah and the Whale or Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
Lajoie writes on YouTube that he’s releasing this album independently and hoping it will find its audience through word of mouth. You can pre-order the album, I Remembered, But Then I Forgot, through Amazon or iTunes, among other places — but if it’s not your cup of tea, Lajoie promises that more comedy will be coming soon.