Yves Jarvis

Yves Jarvis is the stage name of Jean-Sébastien Yves Audet,[1] a Canadian experimental musician, singer and producer who also previously released music under the stage name Un Blonde.[2]

Yves Jarvis
Jarvis in 2020
Jarvis in 2020
Background information
Birth nameJean-Sébastien Yves Audet
GenresExperimental Rock
LabelsFlemish Eye , Anti-


Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Audet was a member of various projects in his teens including Faux Fur, which released a self-titled debut in 2013.[3] His first solo album as Un Blonde, Tenet, was released in 2014.[4] He followed up in 2016 with Good Will Come to You,[5] which was a longlisted nominee for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize.[6] The album was reissued in 2017 on Flemish Eye.[7]

Audet announced in 2018 that he was changing his stage name from Un Blonde to Yves Jarvis,[2] and released his third album The Same but by Different Means in early 2019 on Flemish Eye in Canada and ANTI- in the rest of the world.[1] The album was longlisted for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize.[8]

His most recent album, Sundry Rock Song Stock, was released in September 2020 to critical acclaim.[9] The album was longlisted for the 2021 Polaris Music Prize.[10]


Audet changed the project name from Un Blonde to Yves Jarvis in 2018, explaining "Yves is my middle name and Jarvis is my mother's maiden name"[2]



  • Good Will Come to You (2016)
  • The Same but by Different Means (2019)
  • Sundry Rock Song Stock (2020)

As Un BlondeEdit

  • Tenet (2014)

As Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band (with Romy Lightman)Edit


  1. ^ a b "Yves Jarvis: The Same but by Different Means". Pitchfork, March 9, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Un Blonde Changes Name to Yves Jarvis, Announces New Album". Exclaim!, December 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Faux Fur's Jean-Sebastien Audet Wants to Record a Personal Album for You". exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  4. ^ "Jean-Sebastien Audet Refuses to Sit Still as Yves Jarvis". BeatRoute, May 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "Un Blonde Is Re-Releasing His Best, Most Spiritual Album. Now’s Your Chance To Get Sanctified". The Fader, September 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "Polaris Prize 2016 Long List: Drake, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, the Weeknd, and More". Spin, June 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Un Blonde: Good Will Come to You". Exclaim!, September 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "Find out who made the 2019 Polaris Music Prize long list". CBC Music, June 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "Sundry Rock Song Stock". metacritic.com. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  10. ^ Melody Lau, "Kathleen Edwards, Mustafa, Tobi and more make the 2021 Polaris Music Prize long list". CBC Music, June 15, 2021.
  11. ^ Minsker, Evan (April 20, 2021). "Yves Jarvis and Romy Lightman Form New Band, Announce Album With New Song". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 21, 2021.