When the Joy of Questlove's Afro Meets the Dark Emotions of Conor Oberst's Soul...



This headline reads like the beginning of a really profound (read: stoned) thought we had at 4 AM during some particularly productive night of high school. But maybe we were onto something just this once, because it's apparently actually happening. The unfortunate downside to The Roots' "day job" over at Fallon is that one of the best touring bands around seems deceptively ordinary because it's on network TV every night. This may be why, less than two months away from the June 8 release of How I Got Over, the album had almost fallen off our radar and doesn't seem to be receiving a whole lot of noticeable push. But the upside to the gig (besides, we assume, a decent chunk of change) is that The Roots get to collaborate with a pretty stellar list of the musical acts booked on Fallon every week. Enter Monsters Of Folk, who many months ago performed their single "Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)" with The Roots on the show. Apparently the joint collaboration was quite a gay old time: Rolling Stone reports the bands are teaming up to record an official version of the song for the aforementioned Roots album. Nothing much more official on this one yet, but in the time you've been reading this story, Questlove has probably tweeted about it five times already. (Via: P4K)

When the Joy of Questlove's Afro Meets the Dark Emotions of Conor Oberst's Soul...