Talk about getting by with a little help from your friends: Yoko Ono has enlisted Beastie Boys’ Mike D and Ad-Rock and tUnE-yArDs for Take Me to the Land of Hell, her latest album with the Plastic Ono Band. The Beasties contribute “additional beats, programming, and other curve balls” to a remix of “Bad Dancer”, while tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus lends backing vocals and “bottle and percussion” to “Tabetai”. Stream both cuts below (via The Future Heart).
“Bad Dancer” (Beastie Boys remix):
“Tabetai” feat. tUnE-yArDs:
Take Me to the Land of Hell is due out September 17th via Chimera (pre-orders are ongoing). Produced by Ono and son/bandmate Sean Lennon, the album also features Questlove, Wilco’s Nels Cline, and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt. (Watch Cline play with Ono and Iggy Pop from a 2010 show here). Ono will stream new album tracks every Monday leading up to the album’s release.