[ Rough Trade / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 17 July 2020
This is the first original music from Jarvis Cocker since the "Further Complications" album in 2009.
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… 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.
The first single from the album "Must I Evolve?" was released in May 2019 & appeared in many "Top 10 Tracks of the Year" lists.
Save the Whale
Must I Evolve?
Am I Missing Something?
House Music All Night Long
Sometimes I am Pharaoh
Children of the Echo