Monday, March 23, 2009

Elvis Costello To Release New, Largely Acoustic, Album

Word has just come over the wire that Elvis Costello is ramping up to release a new record, entitled Secret, Profane & Sugarcane, on June 2nd. The album, which is produced by T. Bone Burnett, is currently being billed as a largely acoustic affair, and given Costello's past output with Burnett, we're guessing that means a pretty big dose of country.

Costello has long been an advocate of the rock/country crossover, with albums such as Almost Blue and King Of America. What's more, he was already making his way back towards the country vibe with 2004's Delivery Man. We have to admit we're not terribly surprised to hear that he's decided to go whole hog with the acoustic/country vibe once more.

That being said, we're big fans of last year's Momofuku, and we had sort of been harboring this hope that Costello would continue (at least for a little while) to milk his garage rock roots. Then again, with Burnett's recent success at the Grammies, and his history with Costello (he produced King Of America and Spike), it probably seemed like the market was ripe to rev up the old country music show.

Secret, Profane & Sugarcane Tracklist:
Down Among The Wine And Spirits
Complicated Shadows
I Felt The Chill
My All Time Doll
Hidden Shame
She Handed Me A Mirror
I Dreamed Of My Old Lover
How Deep Is The Red
She Was No Good"
Sulfur To Sugarcane
Red Cotton
The Crooked Line
Changing Partners