Everything you wanted to know about the new Beastie Boys video


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1. Directed by: Spike Jonze
2. Story by: Adam Yauch
3. "Actors": Beastie Boys action figures by Nigo and Santigold
4. Opening Scene: At a concert
5. Story: A sniper crew attempts to attack Beastie Boys and Santigold. A car chase between the two parties ensues. The chase involves sharks, zombies, Sasquatch, helicopters, parachutes, and submarines.
6. Video release date: End of July
7. Video length: 20 minutes


Photo by Opening Ceremony/Ace Hotel

The video for "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" (featuring Santigold) premiered at a private party at the Ace Hotel in New York City last night. See photos from the premiere at the Opening Ceremony/Ace Hotel blog.

Press
-Interview Magazine: Boys (and Santigold) Just Want to Have Fun
-New York Observer: Beastie Boys Get Plastic at Premiere of Epic-Length Spike Jonze-Helmed Music Video

13 comments:

7:37 PM Penny said...

I can't wait to see it!

8:01 PM Fittonia said...

I hope it's better/funnier than the Make Some Noise video which was awful. I wish there were real humans (the band) attached to the new album at some point. Beastie Boys are like ghosts these days.

8:14 PM Mercury92 said...

Beastie Boys in the hands of Spike Jonze is a sure thing. Remember a little video called "Sabotage"? I'm fuckin stoked to see it.

8:34 PM Alexander Doure said...

The return of Sasquatch - I love it!

8:41 PM Emily said...

This video is only going to make me want a set of those dolls more. And YES they are dolls!

9:30 PM Saber said...

If the video is done, why do we have to wait another 2 weeks to see it? Put that shit up on the official site now.

3:10 AM AstroBBoy said...

That pic looks curiously familiar ;)

9:39 AM Hot Sauce said...

@AstroBBoy LOL...yes, it should look familiar to you.

10:46 AM Mantooth said...

Shouldn't the caption on the video shot be "Mike D, can you pass me the COCONUT lotion?" :D

11:23 AM Octopie said...

I'm hopeful about this video not sucking. Beasties and Spike have a good track record together.

11:57 AM Penny said...

Ha-ha! I noticed the sasquatch in the helicopter in the last video pic on the hotel blog is the same sasquatch Yauch posed his action figure with on Oscilloscope's site. http://www.oscilloscope.net/?page_id=21

3:27 PM Alexander Doure said...

I was hoping it would be this Sasquatch: http://goo.gl/UicBT

2:44 PM Beth said...

@Fittonia There's a reason the boys have been MIA quite often with this project. With Yauch still not healthy enough to get back on stage or do any serious promotion, a lot of what little promotion they can do isn't really going to involve them directly. Mike and Horovitz can do interviews and the like, but actual music videos that they themselves star in, live performances....that stuff is going to have to wait. We're Beasties fans, we're used to long waits.

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