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Oasis and Blur may mark the official beginning of Britpop with the twin classics of Definitely Maybe and Parklife, respectively, but some people — particularly, seemingly, in music-writer circles — claim Pulp’s Different Class as the genre’s pinnacle. It’s the smartest of the bunch, as intricate and sprawling as Parklife, and armed with just a… More »

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she’s definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn’t gotten anywhere near the pantheo… More »

This week we’ve got new videos from Destroyer, Discodeine (featuring Jarvis Cocker), Hercules & Love Affair, and Lupe Fiasco. We’re still in a new video drought, post-Christmas and pre-most-release dates, which is why this week’s biggest (though not the best) video is a leak, while others came from weeks prior. Some of this week’s video… More »

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Robyn Quietly Released A Great New Song Under An Alias For Partisan

Robyn is well-known for working on spontaneous, one-off projects or collaborating with likeminded artists. Even if she's struggling to perform La Bagatelle Magique material that…
Caitlin White | October 1, 2015 - 11:27 am

Hear Jarvis Cocker Sing Ocean-Themed Covers On BBC’s Wireless Nights Prom

As promised, Pulp Frontman Jarvis Cocker gave a pretty bizarre performance for the BBC’s Wireless Nights Prom at London’s Royal Albert Hall tonight. Accompanied by…
Peter Helman | September 10, 2015 - 10:11 pm

Jarvis Cocker To Sing Ocean-Themed Covers, Tell Sea Stories On Wireless Nights Prom

The (former?) Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has been keeping himself busy lately with some fairly esoteric projects. Recently, he recorded a soundtrack to his ow…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2015 - 10:18 am

Hear Jarvis Cocker’s Soundtrack To His Art Exhibit

In a few weeks, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp fame will present an art exhibition for Red Bull Space Paris called 20 Golden Greats, where he'll…
James Rettig | June 9, 2015 - 9:40 am

Jarvis Cocker Designed 20 Fake Hit Records For His New Art Show

Jarvis Cocker has found a high-concept way to troll everyone who wishes Pulp would make another album (which is all of us). As Pitchfork reports,…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Watch Stephen Malkmus Cover Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Sham 69 At Vice 20th

Back in December, Vice threw itself a grand and ridiculous 20th anniversary party, bringing a lineup of entertainers as deep and impressive as it wa…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2015 - 4:50 pm

Watch Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion’s “The Power Of Love” At Vice20

I didn't attend Vice's 20th anniversary party last Friday night at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, but by all accounts it was an insane affair with…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 11, 2014 - 2:13 pm

Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you're coming…
Ryan Leas | December 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Vice Turns 20 Party Brings Insane Lineup Feat. Karen O, Lil Wayne, Stephen Malkmus, Pussy Riot, Jonah Hill & Spike Jonze, Jarvis Cocker, Many More To Brooklyn Tomorrow

Vice is throwing an invite-only party tomorrow night in Brooklyn to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner -- who will…
James Rettig | December 4, 2014 - 8:57 pm

Check Out Cass McCombs’ Protest Song & Jarvis Cocker’s Essay For The People’s Climate March

The People's Climate March, the largest climate change rally in history, is happening this Sunday, 9/21 in New York, and various musicians are playing a…
Chris DeVille | September 19, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Watch A Nine-Year-Old Win A Pulp Karaoke Contest Judged By Jarvis Cocker

Last week, we reported that Jarvis Cocker would head to New York to judge a Pulp karaoke contest at a screening of the documentary Pulp:
Tom Breihan | August 8, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Jarvis Cocker To Judge Pulp Karaoke Contest In NYC

If you're reading anything on this website, there is a very good chance you have attempted to croon along with at least one Pulp song…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2014 - 11:49 am

Stream Beck’s Song Reader Album Feat. Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Tweedy, Fun., & More

Back in 2012, when he was taking a break from recording proper albums, Beck released Song Reader, an "album" made up of nothing but sheet…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2014 - 8:56 am

Beck’s Song Reader CD Tracklist Revealed: Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Tweedy, Fun., & More

As previously speculated, Beck is finally releasing an official version of his 2012 sheet music album Song Reader at the end of the month. Beck…
James Rettig | July 8, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Marram – “Falling From The Sun” (Feat. Jarvis Cocker And Margaret Bennett) (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, the Scottish arts collective Transgressive North initiated the Everything Is New Project, a benefit for children from India's "untouchable" Dalit class. The project…
Chris DeVille | January 9, 2014 - 10:12 am

Beck Teams With Warby Parker On Glasses, L.A. Song Reader Event

On 11/24, Beck will perform his sheet music-only album Song Reader with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a grip of guests at L.A.’s Walt Disney…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 1, 2013 - 11:41 am

Watch Beck, Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand Perform At London Song Reader Event

In 2012 Beck released an album of sheet music, Song Reader. Earlier this week, on July 4, Beck played songs from this album with a…
Liz Pelly | July 6, 2013 - 9:19 am

S.S. Coachella Jamaica Diary & Photos

The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip,
Andrew Youssef | December 26, 2012 - 3:15 pm
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