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JARV IS... Goes Beyond The Pale On Debut Album

JARV IS... Goes Beyond The Pale On Debut Album

Published on March 5, 2020 16:25 by Leslie Cheung

JARV IS... is Jarvis Cocker's live band since 2017, and based on Portishead's Geoff Barrow's suggestion, they are going to release their debut album, Beyond The Pale, on May 1 via Rough Trade Records. The album comprises of songs performed during live sets, one of which was Clockenflap 2018, and marks Jarvis' first album of original music since 2009's Further Complications. You can listen to latest single "House Music All Night Long" and last year's "Must I Evolve?" below.

The album is available on vinyl, CD and cassette and you can order on various platforms here. There are also a number of limited editions available too. Rough Trade Records webstore is offering an exclusive transparent glow-in-the-dark vinyl format. Rough Trade UK store is offering a clear orange vinyl and a clear vinyl version, and a bonus CD Live At The Barbican to each purchase. Record Store is offering a clear yellow vinyl, a clear orange vinyl and a multi-format bundle with randomly signed artcard.

Beyond The Pale cover
Beyond The Pale cover

Beyond The Pale
Save The Whale
Must I Evolve?
Am I Missing Something?
House Music All Night Long
Sometimes I Am Pharaoh
Swanky Modes
Children Of The Echo

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.

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.