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The Roots: New Album And Elvis Costello Collaboration Due

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Fans of The Roots get to see the band perform live, week in and week out, on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, but in news to excite those viewers, Questlove has announced a new album from the hip-hop/jazz collective called & Then You Shoot Your Cousin, as well as a joint album alongside Elvis Costello.

The follow-up to the Grammy-nominated Undun album will be out late this year or early 2014, but until then the group is putting together a joint album with British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello. The Brit first met up with the guys on stage on Fallon. They provided live music during all three of his appearances.

Speaking on how the collaboration came around, Questlove says, “It was really love at first sight. The second time he came on, we surpassed the first one. So by the third time, he was like, ‘Let’s stop messing around and do something together.’ ”

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