Four months ago, Adam Yauch told EW that Beastie Boys were working on “a pretty weird record.” One month ago, they announced the name of the album: Hot Sauce Committee. And today, they’ve added an intriguing flourish to the end of the title — it’s now Hot Sauce Committee Part 1, don’t you forget it — and revealed a September 15 release date as well as a tracklist including guest spots from Nas and Santigold. Sweet! Or perhaps I should say spicy!
Beastie Boys haven’t blessed us with an album since 2007′s instrumental The Mix-Up (which I found much more fun than EW’s reviewer at the time), and you have to go back to 2005′s To the 5 Boroughs for their last album with actual vocals. And Hot Sauce is only one of several cool projects the trio has coming up soon: 1994′s Ill Communication gets the deluxe reissue treatment July 14, and 1998′s Hello Nasty joins it on August 25. (Tricked-out editions of 1989′s Paul’s Boutique and 1992′s Check Your Head already arrived this January and April.) Looks like 2009 is going to be a banner year indeed for Beasties fans. Click through to the jump for the full Hot Sauce tracklist, then pipe up: How hungry are you for new Beastie treats?