UPDATE: New album Beyond the Pale out May 1.

Jarvis Cocker's new band JARV IS...,(that ellipsis is intentional) look set to release their anticipated debut album sometime this year. We may be learning something about that today as he's going to be on BBC 6 later during Steve Lemacq's show (11 AM - 2 PM Eastern) for an interview and a "world exclusive." Stay tuned for more, but meanwhile JARV IS... have announced their first-ever NYC shows, happening May 14 at Elsewhere Hall with an early show (6 PM doors) and a late show (9:30 PM doors) shows. Tickets for both go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 AM. This will be Jarvis' first NYC show since Pulp played Radio City Music Hall in 2012.

JARV IS... is Jarvis, Serafina Steer (harp, keyboards, vocals), Emma Smith (violin, guitar, vocals), Andrew McKinney (bass, vocals), Jarvis' former Relaxed Muscle / Weird Sisters bandmate Jason Buckle (synths) and Adam Betts (drums). You can listen to last year's "Must I Evolve?" single below.