Perhaps it’s been said before, but somebody needs to nominate the Roots’ ?uestlove for a “Best Musician on Twitter” prize. If only for his revealing Twitlonger post on the business of TV show walk-on song music publishing and epic live-tweet from inside Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace gig. So what’s the latest 140-character scoop from our favorite late-night drummer?
“[Y]es indeed we are working hard on #HOWIGOTOVER (first look) mixing the Joanna Newsome Jawn,” Questo cryptically posted yesterday. Twelve hours later he dropped a teaser video from the studio where Newsom’s “The Book of Right-On” is apparently being sampled. This all sounded very exciting, of course, but what’s he building in there? Entertainment Weekly (via Pitchfork) has the scoop: Joanna Newsom and My Morning Jacket singer Jim James will provide guest performances for different songs on the forthcoming Roots album, How I Got Over, due out this summer.
Something tells me that the Dirty Projectors might make an appearance on this record too.