Beastie Boys relaunch web site with Paul's Boutique theme



Beastie Boys have concluded their work on the remastered version of Paul's Boutique and launched a new web site design at Paulsboutique.beastieboys.com. At the new site, you can listen to the remastered songs and order various packages of the album with mp3 downloads, vinyl, a crazy-big poster, and a t-shirt. (Where's the commemorative plate?) Most exciting, you can download the band commentary for Paul's Boutique immediately.

If you're a web geek, you might be interested to know that the audio at the site is coming from Top Spin, Ian Rogers' new audio venture. You can watch a video of the Beastie Boys with Money Mark that Rogers recorded yesterday and read Rogers' thoughts on Paul's Boutique at Topspinmedia.com.

23 comments:

3:29 PM Emily said...

I can't hear any difference in the songs???

3:41 PM Danielle said...

I can't hear much difference either, but I'm listening on a computer. On a real stereo I'm sure it will sound great.

I'm disappointed about the tee shirt. The design is not suitable for a woman to wear for the obvious reason.

4:17 PM Emily said...

I love the video!!

4:28 PM Lon Chaney said...

I'm contacting Yauch to install a water system & unclog my toilet.

4:36 PM Hot Sauce said...

I like Mike's ye old-time bank concept for the new album.

4:42 PM Kevin said...

Beastieboys.com is changing by the second. Who are the people who posted stories? They seem fake.

4:46 PM Emily said...

Their new web site is making my computer crash :(

4:56 PM funkyfour said...

my computer froze when i tried to play pingpong with mike

5:02 PM mca said...

Turning the knob to see the site is retarded.

5:10 PM Hot Sauce said...

Please send your complaints to Beastieboys.com.

For the record, I am not a fan of Flash sites.

5:22 PM Kevin said...

Beastie Boys think fans are more excited about the PB reissue than we really are. It's not that big a deal to me.

5:27 PM Music said...

The new site is not mobile friendly.

5:35 PM Saber said...

The new site is slow but I like the design

5:59 PM Tigermama said...

Who is Paul and why did he email me?

6:04 PM funkyfour said...

paul is the boutique owner

6:38 PM Penny said...

I'm more interested in hearing about the new album.

11:07 PM Fittonia said...

The PB commentary is all kinds of awesomeness.

10:52 AM Emily said...

Adrock is funny in the commentary.:) But I don't know who the people they talk about are. I need Paul's Boutique for Dummies to understand. Haha!

11:12 AM Hot Sauce said...

Dan LeRoy's book is a good source for learning about Paul's Boutique. You can read some outtakes that LeRoy didn't put in the book at Beastiemania.com: http://www.beastiemania.com/misc/3313.php.

12:12 PM Fittonia said...

The download is cheaper at Amazon than it is at the Beasties site.

12:57 PM Patrick said...

As much as I love the Beastie's humor and have come to expect it in all their interviews, I was disappointed in the commentary. Couldn't they have been prepared with some material? They did tell a few stories about recording the songs, but for the most part it was them just goofin' around. Saying "I think we recorded these vocals at Matt's place." isn't that great of insight. I was hoping for a more in depth analysis of the creation, recording and mixing of the album.
As for the sound of it, Yeah it sounds like they turned it up. I was hoping maybe they'd do a more adjustments to the levels on the tracks, so certain samples would maybe stand out more and just give a different feel to the songs.

6:52 PM Danielle said...

I have to agree the commentary is not particularly informative, but I think most people would be hard pressed to remember something they worked on 20 years ago with any clarity.

11:53 PM facedownfall said...

i haven't heard the commentary yet, but reading the complaints i'll say this:

1. don't expect much insight from them, their commentary has always been them goofin' around for the most part.

2. they did a lot of drugs during that era so that might not remember the sessions that well.

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