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Elvis Costello and The Roots to release 'Wise Up Ghost' in September

Brit songwriter teams with Philly band.

Elvis Costello and The Roots to release 'Wise Up Ghost' in September

Questlove and Elvis Costello.
Questlove and Elvis Costello.

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. 

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