Beyond The Pale (Vinyl)
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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... formed to play a show at the Sigur Ros "Norður og Niður" festival in Iceland at the very end of 2017. JARV IS... then played a sell-out tour of caverns & tiny venues in the UK in Spring 2018.
As the material they were playing was in a state of flux they decided to record the shows so that they could monitor how the songs were developing. On Saturday 7th April they played a concert in Peak Cavern, Derbyshire & the basic tracks to two of the songs that ended upon this album ("Must I Evolve?" & "Sometimes I am Pharaoh") were recorded that night. JARV IS… came to the USA for an appearance at the Desert Daze festival in October 2018, preceded by a short run of West-Coast dates.
The arrangement of "Am I Missing Something?" featured on the album was finalized during these shows. The festival site at Desert Daze was evacuated shortly after their set due to a massive electrical storm. Geoff Barrow (Portishead, Beak›) saw this show & suggested that the band could use the live reference recordings they had been making as the basis for an album. JARV IS...played All Points East festival in London on May 25th 2019 & premiered the song "House Music All Night Long". They then headed to the Primavera Festival in Barcelona where the basic track to "Children of the Echo" was recorded during their headline set on the Saturday night.
Overdubs & vocals were added at Narcissus Studios in Neasden, London. Post-production work took place at Jason Buckle's Place du Big Boss studio in Raynes Park, London. The album was mixed by Craig Silvey at Toast Studios in West London. "Must I Evolve?" was released as a single on Rough Trade in May 2019. It was nominated in the "Track of the Year" category at this year's Q Magazine Awards.
JARV IS... an ongoing live experience because life is an ongoing live experience. THIS IS NOT A LIVE ALBUM–it's an ALIVE ALBUM. Thanks for listening.
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- 1. Save The Whale
- 2. Must I Evolve?
- 3. Am I Missing Something?
- 4. House Music All Night Long
- 5. Sometimes I am Pharaoh
- 6. Swanky Modes
- 7. Children of the Echo
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