Friday, April 17, 2009

Jarvis Cocker Drops New Single, "Angela"

We couldn't be more psyched for this news: It's been three years since Jarvis Cocker's debut solo record Jarvis made it's way into the world, and two years since he wowed us at The Fillmore. Well now he's back for more. The former Pulp front man has been relatively quiet for a spell, but it now he's on tap to release a new record, entitled Further Complications. The disc is the result of an collaboration with non-producer Steve Albini, and promises to have a raw sound in line with Albini's decidedly hands-off methods.

In anticipation of the new record, the first single "Angela" has just dropped, and in many ways is exactly what you might expect. Raw, retro, and garagey, the track clocks in at just under three minutes. It's loaded with more backup vocals and handclaps than you can shake a stick at, and is based solely around one solid guitar riff. To our ears, this is about as early 60's as you can get without a time machine, and we like it. Well played, Jarv.

mp3: Jarvis Cocker - Angela

Further Complications drops on 5/18.

Thanks to Stereogum for the tip.