The Roots working on new album
In what might be the most exciting news to come out today, The Roots have announced (through band member ?uestlove's twitter account) that they are indeed, working on a follow up to last year's undun LP.
Although there is very little information available regarding what kind of record it'll be, all I have to do is look at how fantastic undun was and realize that this may now be the most anticipated LP to be released this year. Stay tuned to the 405 as always for more updates on this exciting news.
The Roots have unveiled the first song from their forthcoming album, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. [read more]
With Metallica and Lou Reed putting the fear of god into cross-genre collaborations, Elvis Costello & The Roots' joint effort was always going to be met with trepidation. However, the likes of 'Walk Us Uptown' felt more safe than outright ridiculous, which is by no means a bad thing. [read more]
Last week we had Young Man weave together some amazing tracks for your listening pleasure, and this week we have Young The Giant attempting to do the same. Spoon into Dr. Dre? That works for us. Young The Giant Guest Mix As a band we try to listen to as much music as we can get our hands on. We are constantly searching for new albums that inspire us as musicians. This list is a mix of songs that have been blasted out of our van speakers while on the road this past year. Hop... (continued) [read more]
The Roots' new album & Then You Shoot Your Cousin doesn't have a release date yet, but more details are coming to light about what it sounds like. It'll be a "dense" concept album filled with many different characters. [read more]