Yeah, you heard that right. Hot Sauce Committee. Here's hoping it's every bit as good as any of their other releases aside from that To The 5 Boroughs monstrosity. Check the video from their appearance on Jimmy Fallon last night, when they made the announcement. We don't know how three old dudes can rap with such panache after all these years, but we love it.
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Full press release and video after the jump.
In related news, an extremely limited vinyl seven inch featuring HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE hardcore punk rave-up "Lee Majors Come Again" and an A Capella version of the new album's "B Boys In The Cut" has been turning up golden ticket style in random copies of the recently released Check Your Head deluxe limited collectors vinyl edition. One copy was found selling for $105 on eBay--$25 above the list price of the original Check Your Head package in which it was included! Additionally, the release date of the penultimate title in this summer's deluxe remastered Beastie Boys series has been confirmed: Ill Communication will get the reissue treatment on July 14, with Beastieboys.com preorders beginning July 6. Debuting at #1 upon its May 1994 release, Beastie Boys' fourth album would quickly become an unstoppable force of nature, pervading every aspect of pop culture and public consciousness. Its charge to the top of the charts was led by "Sabotage" and its legendary Spike Jonze/Nathanial Hornblower helmed tribute to '70s TV police dramas, as ROLLING STONE dubbed Ill Communication 1994's "soundtrack for summer."
Crowds and critics alike were equally and instantly floored by hip hop highlights like the opening "Sure Shot," the classic Jimmy Smith homage "Root Down" and the Q-Tip collaboration "Get It Together," as a VIBE cover story--the magazine's first on a white artist--hailed Beastie Boys as "perhaps the most consistently innovative musicians to emerge out of hip hop." It was a claim that Ill Communication would justify for years to come, as everything from the household name hits to instrumental favorites "Sabrosa" and "Ricky's Theme" to hardcore punk workouts "Tough Guy" and "Heart Attack Man" remain B Boys staples to this day. And back then as now, Ill Communication's impact and momentum showed no signs of abating.1995 saw Beastie Boys instantly sell out the Quadrophonic Joystick Tour, marking the band's return to arena-headlining status. They continued to circle the globe as the record went multi-platinum, finally taking a break after the historic first Tibetan Freedom Concert drew 100,000 attendees over two days at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in June 1996.
Finally, as previously reported, Beastie Boys return to the road this summer, beginning with a June 12 appearance at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN. The band will then headline the July 31 opening night of this year's All Points West festival at New Jersey's Liberty State Park, play August 2 at the Osheaga festival in Montreal and August 8 at Lollapalooza in Chicago, and round out the summer with a return to SF's Golden Gate Park, this time for an August 29 stand at the Outside Lands festival. Confirmed fall dates at present are a September 24 at the Hollywood Bowl and October 2 at the Austin City Limits festival. For ticket info visit www.beastieboys.com