The Beastie Boys revealed the title of their forthcoming album in an email message delivered to fans today (May 25).
"Our new record that is coming out that we finished the other day is called HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE," the group's note reads. The band will appear on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" tonight, and promise "to offer insights into how it was crafted" during an interview on the show.
The Beastie Boys have a busy summer ahead, with headlining slots scheduled at many of the large festivals in the U.S., including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, All Points West, Outside Lands, and Austin City Limits. As previously reported, rapper Santigold has recorded a guest spot for "Hot Sauce Committee."
Last October, Beastie Boys member Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz told Billboard that the group was "in the middle" of recording the then-untitled record, the group's first since 2007's instrumental album "The Mix-Up."
"It's a lot of vocals, a lot of words -- very wordy," he said. "And it's political, depending on what you call political. You know, if toilet talk and fart jokes are political, which they can be, in that sense yeah, very."
The group was very active during the 2008 presidential election, organizing and headlining the 7-city "Get Out and Vote" tour with other activist musicians like Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper. The Beastie Boys also played the "Hey, America Feels Kinda Cool Again" event on Jan. 19 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. during the inauguration celebrations.