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Given their shared propensity for outward-looking creative excursions and a general excitement about the possibilities inherent in pushing the boundaries of musical genres,  the current collaboration between Greatest Living Songwriter candidate Elvis Costello and crackerjack all-star band the Roots might feel something like an inevitability. Provided enough turns around the firmament, two such massive comets cannot help but collide. Thankfully, the… More »

The first thing to understand about Wise Up Ghost is that it isn’t a vanity project. Yes, the new LP, released yesterday on Blue Note, is a full-length collaboration between Elvis Costello and the Roots. And yes, full-length collaborations between well-known artists sometimes end up as mere historical curiosities (Jay-Z and R. Kelly’s Best OfMore »

Declan “Elvis Costello” MacManus was by far the most literate and diverse of the “angry young man” songwriters emerging from England in the late 1970s, no small achievement in light of competition that included first-rate talents like Graham Parker, Joe Jackson, John Lydon, Shane MacGowan, and the Strummer/Jones pairing of the Clash. Elvis’s terrific 1977 debut came at the height of… More »

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Elvis Costello Joins Jenny Lewis’ Band At Spectacle Wrap Party

Elvis Costello's been hanging out with a diverse group of artists this year (Fall Out Boy, Lucinda Williams, the Police, a Jonas Brother), but he…
Scott Lapatine | November 7, 2008 - 4:22 pm
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Jenny Lewis And Elvis Costello Sing For 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 i…
Amrit Singh | November 4, 2008 - 11:06 am
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Elvis Costello Sings On New Fall Out Boy Single

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…
brandon | October 15, 2008 - 9:25 am
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Stream New Lucinda Williams Tunes

Five songs up for listening over at Lost Highway. “Jailhouse Tears” features Elvis Costello. (The man is busy.)…
Amrit Singh | September 17, 2008 - 12:56 pm

Elvis Costello, Feist, Toby Keith To Join For A Colbert Xmas

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…
Amrit Singh | September 16, 2008 - 3:36 pm
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The Police, Smokey Robinson Join Elvis Costello For A Night At The Apollo

Last night cup o' soup supporter Elvis Costello welcomed fans into a taping of his Sundance television series Spectacle: Elvis Costello With.... There was thi…
brandon | August 7, 2008 - 4:10 pm
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Stream Elvis Costello’s Momofuku

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.
brandon | May 6, 2008 - 9:16 am
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Elvis Costello’s Momofuku Is All About Cup O’ Soup, Jenny Lewis

A ways back we mentioned Elvis Costello was releasing his new album Momofuku as a vinyl LP and that a unique "digital download code" come…
brandon | April 22, 2008 - 6:18 pm
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Elvis Costello & Clover Revisit My Aim Is True

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
Stereogum | November 14, 2007 - 4:40 pm
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House Soundtrack Features Elvis Covering Christina, Makes Us Collect “Teardrop”s

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)…
Stereogum | August 16, 2007 - 3:33 pm
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Toddler-Touring Tips From Mates Of State

Today, the folks at Nerve launch Babble, a site devoted to "the new urban parent." And while that doesn't quite include us yet, it doe…
Stereogum | December 13, 2006 - 9:55 am
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Eight Little Boxes

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 versio…
Stereogum | October 30, 2006 - 11:50 am
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New Elvis Costello – “Little Boxes” (Theme To Weeds)

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.
Scott Lapatine | August 12, 2006 - 11:32 pm
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Elvis & Billie Joe Perform “Good Riddance”

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…
Scott Lapatine | July 27, 2006 - 1:04 pm
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Elvis Costello & Billie Joe Perform “Alison”

Cool clip (ok, half cool) from the Decades Rock Live tribute to Elvis Costello airing Friday on VH1 Classic. Rolling Stone notes: Billie Joe i…
Scott Lapatine | July 19, 2006 - 1:28 pm
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Death Cab, Fiona, Billie Joe Serenade Elvis Costello

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…
Scott Lapatine | May 23, 2006 - 10:15 am
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“We Had A Horrible Winter At The Monastery Because Of Your Heating System”

Only David Chase can make a ten year old Moby song relevant. Sopranos caught my attention as a purveyor of novel soundtrack songs when I…
Scott Lapatine | March 21, 2006 - 10:47 am
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Elvis Costello Gets Artsy Again

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…
Scott Lapatine | February 27, 2006 - 2:24 pm
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Stereogum Classic

Over Glenmorangies and Hoegaardens at dba last night, Jen and Jeff suggested Stereogum go classic rock today. Didn’t take much convincing ’cause these artists have…
Stereogum | June 1, 2005 - 4:40 pm
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