Beastie Boys Reunite, Dropping New Album and Film
The Beastie Boys have confirmed to fans that their long awaited eighth album is on the way.
According an interview with Rolling Stone, fans can expect the new album, entitled Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1, to drop sometime in September.
“We’ve been letting it age,” Mike D said. “The writing is the growing of the grapes, and we’ve already macerated, and at this point, it’s been living in a barrel and being stored in bottles in the cellar, and hopefully by September, we will uncork.”
The Beastie Boys promise fans that this album will be worth the wait. With feature appearances by Nas and Santigold, the crew states that the album will be reminiscent of their classic albums Check Your Head and Paul’s Boutique.
“Hopefully it’s gone from being a very good wine with a lot of promise to being a fully refined and fully developed wine for consumption,” Mike D said. “The finest French Burgundies only get better in time, and only show their real selves and real complexity with a great deal of time, so we can only hope that time will tell [for Hot Sauce].”
In addition to blessing fans with a new album, Beastie Boy MCA has announced plans to release a holocaust documentary entitled A Film Unfinished, through his production company Oscilloscope.
The film, which is an actual reel of film taken during World War II, featured raw footage from the Warsaw ghetto in Germany that housed Jewish people during the holocaust.
“It’s an incredibly powerful film,” MCA told the Hollywood Reporter. “Not just because of the rare Nazi propaganda footage it shows, but also the captivating way the filmmakers tell the story.”
The film which debuted at the Sundance Film festival in January is scheduled to debut in local cinemas after its initial debut in New York on August 18.