New Beastie Boys Album: Wordy, With A Chance Of Fart Jokes

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Beastie Boys get weird…er.

The Beastie Boys have been hard at work on their latest album, but gave those waiting on a follow-up to 2007’s Grammy-winning instrumental record The Mix-Up a heads up: this one might be a little odd. So much so that Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch could only describe the new record as “bizarre.”

Fans of the New York City hip-hop trio are undoubtedly used to the group’s unconventional antics, so for a project to dubbed “bizarre” hints at what could be a departure from traditional Beastie style.

Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz informs Spin, “it’ll be very wordy,” and yet, it will contain a lot of “fart jokes.” Okay…

“There are a lot of songs on the record and there are a lot of short songs and they kind of all run into each other,” Yauch tells the BBC. “It’s a combination of playing and sampling stuff as we’re playing, and also sampling pretty obscure records.”

The album is tentatively titled Tadlock’s Glasses, a name inspired by an experience the boys had on the road a few years back.

“We had a bus driver years ago who used to drive Elvis’ back up singers. His name was Tadlock and Elvis gave him a pair of glasses, which he was very proud of. So for some reason that title — Tadlock’s Glasses — has just been bouncing around.”

No release date for Tadlock’s Glasses has been confirmed, but the band plans to master the completed album soon.


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