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Yoko Ono Collaborates With Surviving Beastie Boys, Tune-Yards

Plastic Ono Band’s next album out September 17th

Yoko Ono of Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band performs in London.Yoko Ono of Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band performs in London.

Yoko Ono of Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band performs in London.

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Yoko Ono‘s Plastic Ono Band’s next album Take Me to the Land of Hell (due September 17th) features big-name collaborations with Questlove and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, among others. One of the most anticipated team-ups — “Bad Dancer,” a track recorded with surviving Beastie Boys Ad-Rock and Mike D — has now surfaced over at Pitchfork, while “Tabetai,” her song with Tune-Yards, has also emerged online.

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“Bad Dancer” marks Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond’s first released work together since the death of the trio’s third member, Adam “MCA” Yauch, last May. The electronic track features Ono’s shout-spoken lyrics over a surfy guitar riff. (Lyrics include “Bad dancer! No regrets! Break a leg!”)

“Tabetai” rides a different vibe with spiritual chants and clattering rhythms characteristic of Tune-Yards’ innovative work.

“The energy I have right now, and the desire to continue to make as much great work as I can, is really moving me forward all the time,” Ono said in a statement in June. “This album is the culmination of a lot of ideas I’ve been having over the last few years and I feel proud to release it at such an exciting time of my life.”


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