Beastie Boys release new songs as surprise gifts

Band give away vinyl singles of new tracks

Beastie Boys have given fans vinyl singles featuring new material as surprise gifts contained within their album box sets.

The rap trio have surprised some fans by stowing away a seven-inch release featuring new songs ‘Lee Majors Comes Again’ and ‘B Boys In The Cut’ in some editions of the collectors’ box set version of their 1992 album, ‘Check Your Head’.

Snippets of both the new songs are being streamed at music blog

‘Lee Majors Comes Again’ is a fast-paced, short rocky number, while ‘B Boys In The Cut’ features a capella rapping. It is unclear if they will appear on the band’s forthcoming new album, due later in 2009.