Beastie Boys Drop Details On "Bizarre," "Political" New Record

Beastie Boys Drop Details On "Bizarre," "Political" New Record
The Beastie Boys have emerged with more details on their long-awaited follow-up to The Mix-Up, dropping word the new record is weeks from completion and more than just a little "bizarre."

While talking to the BBC, Adam "MCA" Yaunch told the broadcaster that the band's eighth studio album has been given the working title Tadlock's Glasses and should see the light of day later this year.

"We're tweaking some mixes and we're going to master it in the next couple of weeks," Yauch said. "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. It's a combination of playing and sampling stuff as we're playing, and also sampling pretty obscure records."

He also went on to answer the big question: who exactly is this Tadlock fellow? "We had a bus driver years ago who used to drive Elvis's back-up singers," Yauch explained. "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."

As previously reported, the trio have also said to expect a "very wordy" album this time around, and that the record is "political, depending on what you call political."

No firm release date has been announced yet for Tadlock's Glasses.

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