It’s a collaboration made in rock and roll (or, disco) heaven, with James Murphy, formerly of LCD Soundsystem, taking the helm to produce 90s Brit stalwarts, Pulp. While they have no plans to treat fans with an EP, let alone a full album, they have finished a song they shelved (as well as the band) over a decade ago.
2012 saw their return for an international valedictory tour, and earlier this month they finally finished work on the catchy-as-hell thumping disco rocker “After You,” doing some of the recording on the S.S. Coachella. It’s a fantastic collaboration, highlighting Jarvis Cocker‘s inimitable charisma and resulting in one of 2012’s best songs.
While the future remains uncertain for Pulp, who may be done for good this time, James Murphy’s “retirement” is anything but sedentary, as he busies himself producing for bands that include Arcade Fire and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.