Despite a few songs having already leaked into the lawless quagmire that is the online music-swapping community (who leaks this shit anyway?), the album's release date has not and will not be brought forward. Beck did, however, make an appearance earlier this week at the tsunami benefit gig at the Wiltern LG theater in Los Angeles, where he performed a few songs. Then "Lost Cause" began, Will Ferrell dipped on stage in a red body suit, and he started humping Beck's pump organ.
You can download audio of the performance here, if you have BitTorrent or a similar program. It's hilarious. Beck stops in the middle of Lost Cause to laugh and ask Will Ferrell what he's doing.