Canadian website Jam! (link) has confirmed that The Beastie Boys are in the studio as of now, working on the follow-up to 2004's To The 5 Boroughs LP.
It's expected that the trio will again produce the record themselves, and Adam Horowitz - Ad Rock to Beasties fans - told the website that he's confident about the new material.
"Wait 'til you hear the new shit that we're working on," said the rapper. "The shit is hot."
Michael Diamond - aka Mike D - added that the band are currently in the 'messing around' stage of proceedings. The Beasties' new DVD, Awesome, I Fuckin' Shot That!, is out now. Someone send a copy to DiS. Please.