Pulp Played Their First Reunion Show Last Night


And this being 2011 and everything, there is well-shot footage readily available. Above: Jarvis Cocker, all rakish charm and well-fitting clothing, leading the original Pulp lineup through a blistering "Disco 2000" at the awesomely named venue Le Bikini in the town of Toulouse, France. This is seriously great: Not only is Jarvis hopping and skipping and pointing and bantering all around the damn stage, but the band sounds locked in, and the crowd is appropriately eating it up. Right now all of Pulp's tour dates are in Europe, but — and with all due respect to Novi Sad, Serbia, and Trencin, Slovakia — it'd be a shame if it stayed that way. [Stereogum]