The world has pretty much been waiting for this since ’87, and if anyone is going to deliver, it’s the Beastie Boys. Their next album, Hot Sauce Committee Part One, was originally to be released in 2009, however it was delayed on account of MCA having some cancer to deal with. The boys are ready to release this sucker out into the world on May 3rd, but with some slight track changes and under the title, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. MCA seems to be back in fighting form, as he has put together a short film titled, Fight For Your Right Revisited. It’s pretty much the follow-up to the original “Fight For Your Right” video and its cast is the stuff of legend. As of yesterday, Fight For Your Right Revisited is out in full-form and it includes the best comedic pissing since Adam Sandler’s “The Longest Pee”. Thank whatever you believe in for the Beasties. Fucking epic.
If you don’t have half an hour to watch the full deal and just want a sampler, you can check the vid for the first single, “Make Some Noise” here. Or, if you want a strictly aural sampling, here’s a little something for you.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Death Cab for Cutie is also unleashing a barrage of samplings from their next album, Codes and Keys, out at the end of May. They did a live, single-take video for “You Are A Tourist”, in addition to putting a few tracks on the wonderful internet.
“Home Is A Fire”
Principe Valiente is yet another Swedish band I am liking a lot. Based out of Stockholm, they released their first full-length last month. They remind me of Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine or, more recently, Interpol – all good things to be reminded of.