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They didn’t need the plug, but The Roots‘ nightly gig with Jimmy Fallon definitely hasn’t hurt their fan base. Their latest masterpiece, How I Got Over, shows off some new collabos (Joanna Newsom) as well longtime friends (John Legend). The hipster-friendly “Dear God 2.0″ is the standout track, which features Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk.
The Baseball Project formed during discussions between Scott McCaughey and Steve Wynn at R.E.M.‘s 2007 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The supergroup is composed of Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Wynn and Linda Pitmon and are out with a second album titled, Volume 2: High and Inside.