The Roots – How I Got Over CD (Def Jam)
To call it “long-awaited” or “eagerly anticipated” would be the understatement of the year — as hip-hop’s most daring pioneers The Roots release their 9th studio album. How I Got Over takes its name from Clara Ward’s gospel classic (made popular by Mahalia Jackson), is The Roots’ first new release since joining Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for a full time gig as the show’s house band. Vinyl due July 6.
Paul Thorn – Pimps And Preachers CD (Thirty One Tigers)
Paul Thorn is a renowned singersongwriter, folk artist, and former professional boxer. Now, Thorn reveals that he is also a short story author and adds his stories to his list of creative offerings in on Pimps And Preachers.
Laurie Anderson – Homeland CD+DVD (Nonesuch)
In Artforum, Anderson summarized the songs as “one-third politics, one-third pure music, and one-third strange dreams.” Packaged in a four color, 36-page hardbound book, with CD and DVD. DVD contains “Laurie’s Violin’ (7:22): Laurie plays and talks about the violin, and Homeland: The Story Of The Lark (41:27), an art documentary broken up into 16 chapters.
Danzig – Deth Red Saboth CD (Evilive)
Danzig’s first album of new material in six years.
The Derek Trucks Band – Roadsongs 2xCD (Sony Legacy)
Roadsongs is a document of the Derek Trucks Band at its collective musical peak, recorded live in Chicago during their 2009 Already Free Tour. Featuring extended live versions from their Grammy Award-winning album Already Free along with classic Derek Trucks Band originals, the set captures the band reaching new heights on-stage and beyond.
Eminem – Recovery CD (Aftermath)
On Recovery, his seventh major label studio album, Eminem has reached out to an exciting list of first-time collaborators, including DJ Khalil, Just Blaze, Jim Jonsin and Boi-1da, among others.
Health – Disco2 CD/2xLP (Lovepump United)
Disco2 morphs 2009’s Get Color into an electronic masterpiece. Remixes from CFCF, Javelin, Tobacco, Small Black, Gold Panda, Crystal Castles, Salem, Blondes, Pictureplane, Little Loud and Blindoldfreak. [Read more…] about New Releases for June 22, 2010…