A.M.(ish) Music News & Free MP3s From Deer Tick, Rooney, and The Rescues"/>
-- Entertainment Weekly: Joanna Newsom, Jim James, and John Legend will appear on the forthcoming album from The Roots, How I Got Over, due in June.
-- MTV: Phoenix is writing the soundtrack to the next Sofia Coppola flick, Somewhere.
-- Free MP3: Deer Tick's "20 Miles," from the forthcoming album, The Black Dirt Sessions, due June 8. The band's at The Tractor tonight. Great track, check it out.
-- Free MP3: Remember Rooney? The soft-core version of Kings of Leon? They've got a new album on the way. Eureka hits shelves on June 8, and they're giving away the single, "I Don't Wanna Lose You," in advance. It sounds like they stuffed every knickknack from the pop music playbook into this one: frilly guitar solos atop high-pitched harmonies, faux-British accent, and, are those hand claps?
-- Free MP3: The Rescues' "Let Loose the Horses," from their self-titled EP. I'm reserving judgment here.