Elvis Costello on Letterman
OK first of all stop the internet and GO VOTE. Now back to distracting you from your anxiety about the election’s outcome. This here is another installment in the continuing documentation of Jenny making talk show hosts hold her blotter of Acid. Last time she made Conan do it by playing with some best friends,… More »
But he’s not the only one. “What A Catch, Donnie,” the third single from the band’s forthcoming fifth studio album Folie à Deux features a whole case of characters singing lines from various Fall Out Boy songs. In an especially meta move, Costello handles Folie’s second single, “Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet.”… More »
Stephen Colbert’s very special Christmas Special, the one for which Fountains Of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger is writing all the songs, just got a little more Special. The CC Insider (via Videogum) reports that Adam’s tunes will be performed by singers of bloggable (see: Elvis Costello, Feist), excitable (see: John Legend), and jingoistic (Toby Keith) varieties. More »
Last night cup o’ soup supporter Elvis Costello welcomed fans into a taping of his Sundance television series Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…. There was this note up at his site:
We’re announcing a unique opportunity for you to take part in a historic music television event in New York City next week. We have… More »
Let’s just start with a nice nullus on the post title. We’ve told you about Momofuku, its initial formats, its meaning and its Jenny Lewis. Today Elvis Costello’s new one’s available digitally and on CD for those of you who eschewed the vinyl version. Starting NOW, you can also stream it in full right here. More »
A ways back we mentioned Elvis Costello was releasing his new album Momofuku as a vinyl LP and that a unique “digital download code” comes with the package. Turns out, a couple weeks later, there’ll also be a CD. Now, in a bountiful update rightfully titled “ABSO-MOMOFUKU-LY” at his website, Mr. Costello lets us i… More »
Add Elvis C. to the list of artists with an unusual release angle in this ever turbulent music industry (Lefsetz, weigh in!). According to Billboard, his forthcoming album Momofuku — the tasty sounding follow-up to 2004’s The Delivery Man — is out 4/22 on Lost Highway as a vinyl LP and “digital download code” that… More »
Last week Elvis Costello played two-sold out shows at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, running through the entirety of My Aim Is True. His band for the nights was Clover, who backed him for the recording of the album in 1977 (the members went on to play with Huey Lewis, Lucinda Williams,… More »
A few years ago, Hugh Laurie set aside his Steven Fry-collaborating comic past and his British accent to take over FOX (and the Golden Globes) with his portrayal of Dr. House (although he is better remembered around here for calling us “sweet cheeks”). On top of his debonair charm, Hugh’s got a good voice (which… More »
We stopped watching Weeds after a few episodes this season. It just got too silly. But, Showtime’s high comedy does deliver a cool, new version of Malvina Reynolds’s theme every week. The season kicked off with Elvis Costello’s funky, acoustic take. Since then, some of our favorite artists have taken liberties with the folk tune’… More »
Just doing some browsing of sho.com after smelling that wacky Weeds ad in Rolling Stone, and behold: they’re already streaming the season premiere’s opening tune. (A different artist will sing Malvina Reynolds’s “Little Boxes” in each episode.)
It’s amazing, but not surprising, how Elvis Costello can make any song ten times cooler. Here he is with performing with Billie Joe Armstrong at VH1’s Decades Rock Live. Dig those harmonies!
I wish I had full clips of “Accidents Will Happen” and “Kinder Murder” (with Ben Gibbard and Nick Harmer) to… More »
Cool clip (ok, half cool) from the Decades Rock Live tribute to Elvis Costello airing Friday on VH1 Classic.
Rolling Stone notes: Billie Joe is the nervous one in leather and eyeliner whisper/singing like he’s at a high school talent show and Costello is the badass in shades belting it out like he’s i… More »
The Philadelphia Inquirer reviews VH1 Classic’s “Decades Rock Live” tribute to Elvis Costello, taped Friday at the “half-full, lousy-sounding Mark G. Etess Arena” in Atlantic City. The event featured Death Cab For Cutie, Fiona Apple, and Billie Joe Armstrong performing for and with Elvis.The show was smartly conceived, the material well-chosen. Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard… More »
Sopranos caught my attention as a purveyor of novel soundtrack songs when I heard Elvis Costello’s “Complicated Shadows” a few seasons back. Unlike The O.C. or your favorite future CW dramedy, the tunes are chosen with the plot in mind, not to… More »
We love Elvis, whether he’s rocking out with the Imposters or delving into lite-fm with the Brodsky Quartet, Burt Bacharach, Anne Sofie von Otter, et al. His latest project is My Flame Burns Blue, a collaboration with Metropole Orkest, recorded live at the 2004 North Sea Jazz Festival.
Flame finds Declan reinterpreting his hits,… More »