Elvis Costello & The Roots

Premiere Single & Lyric Video for ‘Walk Us Uptown’ TODAY!

Available For Streaming & Viewing Exclusively via Pitchfork.com

Artists Also Unveil ‘Wise Up Ghost’ Album Art

Elvis Costello and The Roots have announced that they
will premiere the first single, “Walk Us Uptown,” off of their highly
anticipated collaborative album, Wise Up Ghost, TODAY. Both the track
and lyric video are now available for streaming and viewing exclusively
via Pitchfork.com.  PRESS HERE to check it out. The lyric video was
directed by Mariana Blanco at Hoodablah.

The existence of the Wise Up Ghost, which is due out September 17th on
Blue Note Records, was first revealed by ?uestlove as an aside during an
interview with Billboard Magazine in January. Most of the sessions for
Wise Up Ghost took place in secret at Feliz Habitat Studios in the dead
of night, while others were in plain sight at Costello’s Hookery
Crookery Studios. The collection promises to be one of the most
unexpected and surprising releases of 2013 with Elvis describing it as
“a cauldron full of powders and potions, frogs and fingers.” and Ahmir
calling it “a moody, brooding affair, cathartic rhythms and dissonant
lullabies.”

Today, the artists also revealed the cover art for Wise Up Ghost,. The
design was inspired by that of the legendary City Lights Pocket Poets
Series, conceived by poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti and
specifically it’s an homage to the cover of “Howl and Other Poems” by
Allen Ginsberg, published in 1956. The genesis of this idea began with
Blue Note Records president Don Was who saw the connection between
Costello’s lyrics and the presentation of the poetry of Ginsberg,
Ferlinghetti and Corso by City Lights who graciously supported the use
of their celebrated design.