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Jarvis Cocker’s JARV IS… Share Video for New Song “Save the Whale”

Beyond the Pale Due Out July 17 via Rough Trade

Jun 11, 2020

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has a newish band JARV IS… and their debut album, Beyond the Pale, is due out July 17 via Rough Trade. Now they have shared another song from the album, album opener “Save the Whale,” via a video for it featuring live photos of the band taken by fans.  More

Jun 01, 2020

Fourteen years later, alas, Jarvis Cocker’s 2006 single “Running the World” (its full uncensored title is “Cunts Are Still Running the World”) resonates even more today.  More

New Albums by HAIM, Kelly Lee Owens, JARV IS…, Hinds, and More Postponed Due to COVID-19

Plus Willie Nelson, The Pretenders, DMA’s, and Lady Gaga

Mar 25, 2020

With everything going on with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and most spring and summer tours and festivals either postponed or cancelled, it makes sense that musicians are now starting to postpone their albums. This week HAIM, Jarvis Cocker’s new band JARV IS…, Hinds, Kelly Lee Owens, The Pretenders, Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga, and DMA’s have all pushed back the release dates of their upcoming albums. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Chromatics, JARV IS…, HAIM, Austra, and More

Plus Muzz, The Lemon Twigs, Caroline Rose, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 06, 2020

Welcome to the ninth Songs of the Week of 2020. It's been a topsy-turvy week. SXSW was just cancelled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Democratic presidential primaries have dramatically changed in the last week, with Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, and, sigh, Elizabeth Warren all dropping out of the race, leaving just Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. More

Mar 02, 2020

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has a newish band JARV IS... and now the project has announced their debut album, Beyond the Pale, and shared a new song from it, "House Music All Night Long," via a video for the track.
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Jarvis Cocker Shares New Version of “Running the World” in Campaign for UK Christmas #1

New Version Features Kaiser Quartett; Proceeds Go to Homeless Charity Shelter

Dec 19, 2019

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has shared a new version of his 2006 song "Running the World," made with Kaiser Quartett, a string quartet based in Hamburg, Germany. It is timed to the fan campaign to make the protest song (its full uncensored title is "Cunts Are Still Running the World") the #1 song on the UK singles chart on Christmas Day in response to last week's British election results. More

Dec 17, 2019

It's apparently a big deal which song is #1 on the UK singles chart on Christmas Day. A Facebook group has been launched by fans Michael Hall and Darcie Molina to help get a 13-year-old solo protest song by Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, "Running the World," into the #1 spot in response to last week's British election results, in which Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won in a landslide, in large part because of Brexit. More

Festival Preview: OFF Festival

In Katowice, Poland, August 2-4

Jul 26, 2019

First started by organizer and director Arthur Rojeck from rock band Myslovitz and dream pop outfit Lenny Valentino, OFF Festival at Katowice in Poland boasts an intoxicating mix of youthful energy coming from the carefully selected cutting edge musicians plus huge heritage acts ensuring a high quality of performers which can range right from German techno to Norwegian death metal. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Jarvis Cocker, Hatchie, The National, Younghusband, and More

Plus Men I Trust, Alex Lahey, The Raconteurs, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 17, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We weren't blown away by too many new tracks this week, beyond the Top 4 on the list below, hence a slightly shorter list this week. More

May 15, 2019

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has shared a new song, "MUST I EVOLVE," under the band name JARV IS. More



Reviews

OFF Festival 2019 in Katowice, Poland, August 2, 2019

Aug 16, 2019

Having never been to Poland before, I am unsure what to expect from OFF Festival and as I approach the ominous looking makeshift entry gates built out of three shipping containers, a light plane immediately hurtles within spitting distance overhead to haphazardly land in the adjacent field.  More