It’s been pretty close to a decade since Pulp have played a show together, and to tell you the truth, the world seems a little emptier because of it. Don’t get me wrong, Jarvis Cocker puts on a mighty fine show, but it’s just not quite the same. Cocker and his former bandmates must be feeling the same loneliness I am, because if you haven’t already heard, the former Sheffield superstars have announced their intentions to reunite and play 2011’s San Miguel Primavera Sound (the fest also recently confirmed Animal Collective, The Flaming Lips, Mogwai, Suicide, and John Cale).
The show will include all the original members (Nick Banks, Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior, and Mark Webber), because if it didn’t, then what’s the fucking point?
I’m sure that all the little Pulpites out there are collectively wondering when the band will schedule dates across the globe and then head back into the studio to record and release a new album. I don’t know much about the dates, but I can tell you that the band will release a new album in February 2012 called White Whale Eats Ahab. How do I know this? I have a time machine and you really don’t want to know what happens when you turn 22, so don’t ask.