Published Mar 06, 2009When we last heard from Jarvis Cocker, the former Pulp leader was talking all about the rock, saying his next solo album would be bigger, louder and let out that inner rock'n'roll noisemaker. Well, it looks like Cocker has enlisted the right producer for the job: Steve Albini. According to the folks at NME, the producer/sound documentarian behind such acts as Nirvana, the Breeders and Shellac is at the boards for much of Cocker's upcoming album, which was recorded at Albini's Chicago studio in January.
Cocker's follow-up to his 2006 effort, Jarvis, doesn't have a title yet but it is reportedly due out in the UK on May 18 via Rough Trade. There's also no word on a North American release or a tracklisting but NME lists these as possible song options: "Angela," "Pilchard," "I Told You Twice (Leftovers)," "Hold Still," "Fuckingsong," "Further Complications" and "You're In My Eyes (Discosong)."
At this point, that's all there really is to report. But, c'mon, Cocker and Albini - that's pretty cool, right?