Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze Reunite, in Puppet Form


The Beastie Boys haven't been too visible in relation to the release of Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, forgoing any tour dates and limiting their press tour to a handful of interviews. The good thing, though, is that they're the Beastie Boys, and dealing with limitations just makes them get creative. First there was Fight For Your Right Revisited, the epic, celebrity-studded short film (a shorter version of which doubled as the music video for lead single "Make Some Noise." Then there was that time they streamed the whole album by playing it off a boombox set up in the middle of the court at Madison Square Garden. Now, here's another treat: the extended eleven minute video for the track featuring Santigold, "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win," a battle montage indebted in varying degrees to Thunderbirds, Inception, zombie movies, Todd Hayne's Superstar, the Beastie's own goofball, slapstick aesthetic, and the strange magic that comes when they team up with old friend Spike Jonze. Yes, it's been a while, but Spike is indeed in the director's chair for this one, with Adam Yauch getting writing credit.