Not only surprising fans with sudden announcement on new album, musical group Beastie Boys also comes up with a fresh style on new album. "The Mix-Up" is confirmed all instrumental.
Those who are within Beastie's mailing list received the following e-mail : "OK, here's our blurb about our new album -- it spits hot fire! -- hot shit! it's official... it's named THE MIX-UP. g'wan. all instrumental record. "see i knew they were gonna do that!" that's a quote from you. check the track listing and cover below. you love us. don't you?"
The album that is due June 26 via Capitol took around two and a half years to complete. Member Michael Diamond said that the group tried to take a different approach to work on the following of "To the 5 Boroughs" (2004). He said, "This time, we thought, 'Let's do a 180 from that, and sit down and play some instrumentals and see what happens that way.' We just didn't really stop until we finished."
Reaching a wider market, "The Mix-Up" will be sold at Starbucks, making it the band's first deal with the coffee chain. The record however has found its way to the Internet on June 1 while some snippets officially appeared in the band's site.
Check out the first video titled "The Rat Cage" that is released from the album: