Elvis Costello and The Roots releasing LP

By | Published on Thursday 30 May 2013

Questlove & Elvis Costello

In a figurative warning to na├»ve spectres all over the netherrealm, Elvis Costello has detailed ‘Wise Up Ghost’, a new LP he’s made by channelling (aka collaborating with) The Roots. It’ll be on general release via Blue Note Records on 16 Sep, after a partial release of limited test pressings this past Record Store Day.

Costello says it is “the shortest distance between here and there” and contains “both rhythm and what is read”, whilst The Roots’ Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson claims it’s “a moody, brooding affair, cathartic rhythms and dissonant lullabies”. Hmm.

Questlove adds: “I went stark and dark on the music, Elvis went HAM on some ole Ezra Pound shit”.

I guess that’ll all make sense in September.