UPDATE: It’s fake. See mea culpa at the bottom of this post.

Know nothing about this track except that it came via Ed Banger e-mail to every music blog’s tip line moments ago with the suggestion to “share it or talk about it.” Done and done. French electro duo Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay have an LP out on a resuscitated Elektra later this year. “Beginning Of The End” is presumably on it. The track’s ID3 tag has ? in the album field, artwork is above. Let us know if you know more.

Justice – “Beginning Of The End” (MP3)

Do the dance.


UPDATE: Just heard from Biz3 the track is fake, and there is no Justice album planned for this year. The e-mail “came from” promo@EdBangerRecords.com, which I realized at the time could have been a mask, but I was trying not to be cynical (#TeamCoco). Seeing it posted on URB.com and other reputable sites bolstered my opinion. I got punkd. It happens. The new Joanna Newsom song is legit. Go listen to that instead.

Comments (33)
  1. Uh oh.  |   Posted on Jan 26th, 2010 0

    Time to get “smack my bitch up” in here!!

  2. Jay  |   Posted on Jan 26th, 2010 0

    The opening beat reminds me of a christmas song

  3. Jarrett  |   Posted on Jan 26th, 2010 0

    Huh. Well, that’s lackluster. I assume they’re just using that to build towards something…

  4. Not too bad but not great. I still like it.

  5. Sounds like a Cross b-side. Maybe that’s why the cross symbol is inverted instead of solid black. Good logic.

  6. Aquarius Sabotage  |   Posted on Jan 26th, 2010 0

    I thought HBO just canceled those dudes…

  7. It’s not bad, gets me excited for what’s to come.
    Also: IT’S ABOUT TIME.

  8. Davy Jones  |   Posted on Jan 26th, 2010 0

    Merci Justice Merci

  9. allen  |   Posted on Jan 26th, 2010 0

    After hearing that, I feel like the name of this song is telling when considering the future of Justice.

    Just sayin’.

  10. Carlos D  |   Posted on Jan 26th, 2010 0

    Not bad, not bad. I appreciate the restraint. Consider me excited.

  11. ananamous  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2010 0

    Maybes its a fake Justice song…
    Like the Daft Punk song last week.

  12. Got this too, found the following line in the mail header:
    Received: from iMac-de-Tarik-Briziz.local (pha75-5-82-224-189-39.fbx.proxad.net [])

    I tried to send a reply, but the mail was bounced because promo@edbangerrecords.com does not exist:

    Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently: promo@edbangerrecords.com

    1 minute of ‘research’, seriously.

  13. anchorrust  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2010 0

    this is totally a fake.

    A. overall sound quality sounds pretty shit.
    B. If you listen to A Cross the Universe, they’ve def got much better/ more elaborate with their production/composing skills. This is even weaker than Cross (I do like Cross still)
    C. They’ve specifically said they don’t want to do the same thing as cross, in multiple interviews. (I’m too lazy to go searching for the sources right now and i’m sure we’ll find out it’s a fake soon enough) Even A Cross the Universe sounds much different than Cross.

  14. anon  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2010 0

    “Sounds like a Cross b-side. Maybe that’s why the cross symbol is inverted instead of solid black. Good logic.”

    I hope you’re right and that this won’t be on their upcoming album.

  15. Andrew   |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2010 0

    That cross isn’t inverted, It is a piece from the live setup.

  16. Anonymous  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2010 0

    Sounds like the “skeleton” of planisphere. Some melodies are very similar. Only shittier.
    I’m also suspicious of this.
    If this is really what they have prepared for the future, I’m terribly sorry for them. I really used to like them.

  17. Maybe we’re so suspicious of this and cant believe it because we cant handle that this may be a awful new Justice song.

  18. sounds unfinished, like a whole layer is missing

  19. why?  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2010 0

    From Wikipedia “On January 26, 2010, they released the first single from their upcoming release. The song, titled Beginning of the End, included a variant on the cross in the ID3 tags.[28]“.

    I don’t want to believe this. Hopefully by tomorrow Busy P will confirm if this is an actual Justice song from his blog.

  20. This is obviously fake, it’s even shittier than Cross was. These homeboys got serious cash now and they’re working with Cassius, this kind of shit wouldn’t even pass as a wet fart from any of them. Plus they’re busy finishing Club 75 and getting ready for live dates so don’t expect anything new labeled as Justice for a good while. Moving on.

  21. Ryan  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2010 0

    Blog post should’ve read, “In an aptly titled new song from Justice, Beginning of the End,…”

    I’d like to think it’s a fake, but it has that trademark Justice sound, and no one has ever been able to get bass and keys to sound exactly like Justice does. Further, the tempo shifts are very similar to those in The Parachute Ending by Birdy Nam Nam, which we all know Xavier produced. Taken together, I hope it’s just an old b-side leaked to get us talking.

    Aleks – searching that Tarik Briziz guy from whose iMac the email was sent leads to an artist/photographer from Paris. He doesn’t seem to be making any music, so is this him trying to fake a Justice song, or was Busy P getting blazed at his place and sent this email from his Mac? We may never know.

  22. FAKE!

  23. If this is a B-side or a fake (or possibly a remix?), then that’s totally fine.

    But if this is a song from an upcoming album, then blech. Because this basically has the exact same sound motif as ?, and it would indicate that Justice has nowhere else to venture.

  24. boomboom  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2010 0

    wow, that was boring.

  25. somedude  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2010 0

    at least electro scene has hot girls vs dubstep aka dudestep? just sayin
    i think justice is right tho. the beginning of the end.
    exciting for underground electro scene to thrive for the people who really love the music now tho, RIGHT?

  26. Rob  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2010 0

    New marketing strategy: Leak your new single. If it is quickly and loudly rejected, claim it is a fake and start over.

  27. anja  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2010 0

    Thank god, because that sucked.

  28. d@ve  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2010 0

    real or fake it was crap

  29. John  |   Posted on Jan 28th, 2010 0

    can we get some more fake justice songs? i like this…

  30. Oh poor Stereogum, just another blog trying to beat out all the rest in the game of “who posted it first”.

    See this is what separates you from legit publications like Rolling Stone or the NME. You post content, doesn’t matter if its good, bad, real or fake, you just post. Check out the comments for this post, they figured it out way before you guys did. This is embarrassing, truly embarrassing. Guys, come in, if you want to be taken seriously, you got to treat the content seriously. Don’t just rush something out because you want to beat all the rest out, rise above the hype and fact check! Newspapers and magazines have been doing this since very beginning, why can’t blogs too? Maybe this is the problem with instant media in general. Are indie blog good for the indie scene when they don’t fact check or care about the music their posting? I don’t know.

    • Joe  |   Posted on Jan 29th, 2010 0

      Oh shut up.

    • cory  |   Posted on Jan 31st, 2010 0

      JR, JR, JR….I don’t know if you realize this or not, but, Rolling Stone and/or NME, are slowly but surely getting replaced by blogs just as excellent as this one. Posts are different from articles, if this was an article, I could understand fact checking, but when it comes to Posting something, it doesn’t matter if it’s true or not right away. Go on to CNN.com or Fox News or any other news website when there’s breaking news, their updates often contradict what they originally posted. But that’s the internet. Don’t be bitter because what once were the two biggest music publications are now failing due to their inability to adapt to modern times well. It’s a vicious cycle, but Rolling Stone’s been setting themselves up for failure since the 70s. And as for NME, it seems they’re mostly about British releases, and on the internet it’s to globally to be regionally biased. There you go, now go back to listening to your horrible Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan albums from the previous two decades.

  31. noto  |   Posted on Feb 2nd, 2010 0

    Horrible albums?
    Please. I agree with the rolling stone stuff… but the other things you say… bah, crap.

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