Jarvis Cocker has spent the last couple years touring with his new band JARV IS... -- not only road-testing new songs but also recording the performances. They then took those live recordings into the studio, which has become new album Beyond the Pale, which will be out May 1 via Rough Trade. Jarvis notes "this is not a 'live' album, it is an ALIVE ALBUM." It's also Jarvis' first "pop" record since 2009's Further Complications. It includes last year's great single "Must I Evolve?," and they've just shared new single is "House Music All Night Long" that is both about house music and being a homebody. Says Jarvis:

We first performed this at the All Points East festival in Victoria Park in May 2019. The crowd reaction was so positive that I was inspired to do my first-ever bit of crowd-surfing (which I enjoyed so much that I have repeated it a couple of times since). We played the song throughout the summer & eventually recorded it after our final performance of the year at the End of the Road festival on September 4th.

It’s a straightforward love song about someone stuck alone in the house whilst the object of their affections is out dancing to House music at a rave.

“Everybody in the Place” is the title of a Jeremy Deller 2019 documentary on Rave Culture.

Jarvis conceived the video as well, which he says is a nod to the low budget but inventive videos he used to direct for Warp artists like Aphex Twin and LFO in the '90s. Watch below.

Jarvis and his band -- Serafina Steer (harp, keyboards, vocals), Emma Smith (violin, guitar, vocals), Andrew McKinney (bass, vocals), Jarvis' former Relaxed Muscle bandmate Jason Buckle (synthesiser & electronic treatments) and Adam Betts (drums, percussion, vocals) -- announced NYC record release shows on May 14 at Elsewhere with early and late shows. Tickets for both go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 AM. Look for more North American dates TBA but they've just announced new UK dates, too. All are listed below.

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JARV IS...BEYOND THE PALE tracklist:
SIDE 1
1: Save the Whale
2: Must I Evolve?
3: Am I Missing Something?

SIDE 2
1: House Music All Night Long
2: Sometimes I am Pharaoh
3: Swanky Modes
4: Children of the Echo

JARV IS... - 2020 TOUR DATES
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)

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