The collaborative album between Elvis Costello and Philadelphia's The Roots now has a name, and a label. Wise Up Ghost will be released on September 17 on Don Was-directed Blue Note Records.
Roots drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, who produced along with Steven Mandel, said, "It's a moody, broody affair, cathartic rhythms and dissonant lullabies. I went stark and dark on the music, Elvis went HAM on some ole Ezra Pound s---."
The Roots mural will be unveiled on Friday at Broad & South, with the band in attendance. And the 6th annual Roots Picnic is Saturday at Festival Pier.