JARV IS (Jarvis Cocker) has announced their debut album Beyond the Pale, which will be released on May 1, 2020 via Rough Trade Records. This is the first original music from Jarvis Cocker since the “Further Complications” album in 2009. Listen to a new single from the album “House Music All Night Long.” The band will appear in NYC on May 14th for two shows at Elsewhere, in addition to a UK tour in May 2020. All tour dates are below.
JARV IS… a band featuring Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar, percussion), Serafina Steer (harp, keyboards, vocals), Emma Smith (violin, guitar vocals), Andrew McKinney (bass, vocals), Jason Buckle (synthesiser & electronic treatments) & Adam Betts (drums, percussion, vocals).
JARV IS… formed to play a show at the Sigur Ros “Norður og Niður” festival in Iceland at the very end of 2017.
JARV IS… was conceived as a way of writing songs in collaboration with an audience. As the material they were playing was in a state of flux the band decided to record their live shows so that they could monitor how the songs were developing. After an appearance at the Desert Daze festival in California, Geoff Barrow (Portishead, Beak>) suggested that these recordings could be used as the basis for an album.
Overdubs & vocals were added at Narcissus Studios in Neasden, London. Post-production work took place at Jason Buckle’s Place du Big Boss studio in Raynes Park, London. The album was mixed by Craig Silvey at Toast Studios in West London.
The first single from the album “Must I Evolve?” was released in May 2019, and appeared in many “Top 10 Tracks of the Year” lists.
JARV IS… an ongoing live experience because life is an ongoing live experience.
Or, to put it another way:
THIS IS NOT A LIVE ALBUM – it’s an ALIVE ALBUM.
Beyond The Pale
1: Save the Whale
2: Must I Evolve?
3: Am I Missing Something?
1: House Music All Night Long
2: Sometimes I am Pharaoh
3: Swanky Modes
4: Children of the Echo
May 01st – London @ Rough Trade East In-store
May 02nd – Bristol @ Marble Factory
MAY 03rd – Birmingham @ 02 Institute
May 05th – Manchester @ Albert Hall
May 06th – Glasgow @ Barrowlands
May 08th – Liverpool @ Invisible Wind Factory
May 09th – London @ Roundhouse
May 14th – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (Early Show)
May 14th – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (Late Show)