FILTER Issue 33
Elvis Costello & Jenny Lewis: Something Borrowed, Something New
On stands November 21, 2008
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He strides into the room seeming impossibly tall and endlessly poised. Elvis is in the building—Costello, of course—and it’s enough to keep Jenny Lewis on her toes. The duet is nothing new to music. Neither is the appearance of an elder statesman on the album of a young star for posterity, nor the reverse for the sake of a little shined-up sparkle. But when a legend with three decades and 34 albums to his hallowed name is coaxed out of retirement by the sheer energy of an inspired young songwriter, momentousness abounds. Here, Filter bridges the gap between Costello and Lewis as they discuss their mutual inspirations and adulation for each other.
Simultaneously, Andrew Bird raises a barn for his music and reveals why he prefers the violin to his trademark whistle. As Wes Anderson reignites some old fireworks, the auteur explains just how he got his visionary style off the ground with his first film, Bottle Rocket, vividly captured by his right-hand-cinematographer, Robert Yeoman. Our newest tribute retraces the hills and valleys of LA’s seminal punk band, X, including the band’s recent rebirth. Also, Ryan Adams divulges his myriad allergies, ailments and delves into the subconscious.
Meanwhile, Dido puts her best foot forward, Matt Leines spreads the art around, Other Lives lets the wind come sweepin’ down the plain, Gus Van Sant and Emile Hirsch reintroduce a real American hero, and Filter checks its extremities at the Oya Music Festival in Norway. Plus: Glasvegas, White Denim, Love Is All, The Whispertown 2000, Longwave, Darren Aronofsky, and an EndNote from Robert Yeoman that’s a spiritual journey unto itself.
Something Borrowed, Something New:
The Perfect Union of ELVIS COSTELLO and JENNY LEWIS
Man vs. Wild: ANDREW BIRD Battles the Beast
RYAN ADAMS: The Wizard of Id
A Change of Heart: MATT LEINES Forgives Us All
Which Way Forward? DIDO Reinvents the Feel
OK in OK: Happy with OTHER LIVES
The Days Changes at Night: Beyond and Back with X
Bottle Up and Explode!
The Origins of WES ANDERSON and BOTTLE ROCKET
GETTING TO KNOW
LOVE IS ALL
THE WHISPERTOWN 2000
YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW
MILK: A conversation with director GUS VAN SANT with EMILE HIRSCH
THE WRESTLER: A conversation with director DARREN ARONOFSKY
An American in Norway: Make ‘em Say Øya
By cinematographer ROBERT YEOMAN