'After You,' the dance groove that brought together British rockers Pulp and former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, who served as producer, finally will be released in physical form on Saturday (April 20) for Record Store Day, and the 12-inch single will feature on the flip side an eight-minute remix from Soulwax.
Pulp gave fans attending last month's homecoming concert at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England, a special Christmas present: digital access to 'After You,' a track they recorded with former LCD Soundsystem singer James Murphy. Now the band has announced plans to offer the song as an iTunes download starting Monday (Jan. 28) -- although you can stream it below right now.
Pulp hit the stage of Coachella 2012's second weekend and preceded to do pretty much what they did with their first weekend performance -- namely, remind the world exactly why the '90s were such an amazing time for music. Pulp often get lost in the nostalgia shuffle when people look back at the top British acts of the era -- Oasis, Blur, the Verve and even a fresh-faced Radiohead -- but Jarvis Cocker and his boys were every bit as beloved and influential as their more successful peers. For a moment, anyway.
Fresh off a pair of well-received performances at New York's Radio City Music Hall, Pulp rolled into Coachella 2012 and onto the stage Friday night nearly a year into their reunion after nine years apart. In other words, Pulp have no cobwebs to shake out of their show, and it showed during the course of the hour-plus set -- they were appropriately tight as a band and comfortably loose as performers, making for some engaging rock 'n' roll.
Now that Damon Albarn says that Blur are probably over for good, we need our other veteran Britpop acts to step in and pick up the slack. Fortunately, Pulp are on the reunion tour circuit, and they stopped by 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' on Monday (April 9) to perform the fan favorites 'Common People' and 'Like a Friend.'