With Labor Day on the horizon, Pepsi.com released its list of Top Backyard Party Songs.
One of the songs included in the list is “Walk Us Uptown” by Elvis Costello and The Roots. “A London new-waver rocking since the ‘70s and a North Philadelphia Jazz/Hip Hop group might seem like a strange mix, but for ‘Walk Us Uptown,’ the two go together as well as ribs and barbecue sauce,” Pepsi said about the snare-heavy jam.
“Walk Us Uptown” appears on Wise Up Ghost, the upcoming collaborative album between The Roots and Elvis Costello, which will be available for purchase September 17 through Blue Note Records. In a statement reported by OkayPlayer, The Roots’ front man, Questlove describes the LP as a “moody, brooding affair full of cathartic rhythms and dissonant lullabies.”
To view the full list of Backyard Party Songs, visit Pepsi.com.