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.
ALBUM TRACK LISTING
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