Javelin (band)

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Javelin
Origin Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Genres Electronic, hip hop, R&B
Years active 2005–present
Labels Luaka Bop
Thrill Jockey
Dollar Bins Of The Future
Website www.dollarbinsofthefuture.com
Members Tom Van Buskirk
George Langford

Javelin is a production duo based in Brooklyn, New York City. Cousins George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk started making music together in Providence, RI in 2005, although their earliest tape experiments date back to childhood. Each member is a multi-instrumentalist. George plays the guitar, bass guitar, drums, and mandolin, while Tom plays the cello and piano.[1] Drowned in Sound said the duo is "obsessed with old school hip-hop of an ‘80s vintage".[2] While creating mostly mellow electro-pop/80s-synth style music, the band's music is very eclectic and they have even produced a Country music album.[3]

For years, Javelin used colorfully painted boomboxes on stage to color their sound like a guitar amp. The signal from the show was broadcast via FM transmitter, fostering audience participation (B.Y.O. Boombox) or fueling battery-powered, mobile parties.[4] The band has played over 200 events[5] including Lollapalooza in 2010.[6]

In 2009 Javelin was identified a "Rising" artist by Pitchfork Media, tagged Best New Music Pitchfork's [7] and was given honorable mention for Pitchfork's "Albums of the Year" for their breakout release JAMZ N JEMZ.[8][9]

Discography[edit]

Javelin - "Oh! Centra" - 7 inch record - Lal Lal Lal 2006

Javelin - "Jamz n Jemz" - Self-Released - 2008

  1. Snow Aorta
  2. Africadabra
  3. Too Many Feelings
  4. Lindsay Brohan
  5. Leonard Pt 6
  6. With Pleasure
  7. Doug Flutey
  8. Dayjob
  9. Mossy Woodland
  10. Intervales Theme
  11. Std Fury (by SEX/ed, produced by Javelin)
  12. Vibrationz
  13. Snoop
  14. Susie Cues
  15. Love Sound
  16. The Merkin Jerk (Take 3)
  17. Play a Slow Jam
  18. Condor Naturale
  19. Tu Machina
  20. Dee
  21. Tryouts
  22. At Home in the Sea
  23. Goal/Wide
  24. (Sound of Charcoal Burning)
  25. The Liger

Javelin - "Andean Ocean" - Tape - Stenze Quo 2009

Javelin - "Javelin" - 12 inch record - Thrill Jockey 2009

  1. Lindsay Brohan
  2. Unforgettable Super Lady
  3. Soda Popinski
  4. Radio
  5. TWYCE

Javelin - "2" - 12 inch record - Thrill Jockey 2010

  1. Dymanite
  2. Good Morning Minneapolis
  3. Beyondcé
  4. Snoop 2

Javelin - "No Mas" - CD, LP - Luaka Bop 2010

  1. Vibrationz
  2. Mossy Woodland
  3. Oh! Centra
  4. On It On It
  5. Intervales Theme
  6. We Ah Wi
  7. Tell Me, What Will it Be?
  8. Moscow 1980
  9. The Merkin Jerk
  10. C Town
  11. Off My Mind
  12. Susie Cues
  13. Shadow Heart
  14. Dep
  15. Goal/Wide

Javelin - "Canyon Candy" - 10 inch vinyl Luaka Bop 2011

  1. Fievel Goes West
  2. Cowpoke
  3. Estevez
  4. Trembler
  5. Colorado Trail
  6. Winchesters
  7. Sagebrush
  8. Saddle Sores
  9. Strawberry Roan
  10. Love Gulch
  11. Gaucho
  12. Streets Of Laredo
  13. Waterfalls

Javelin - "Hi Beams" - Luaka Bop 2013

  1. Light Out
  2. Nnormal
  3. Judgement Nite
  4. Airfield
  5. Friending
  6. l'Ocean
  7. Drummachines
  8. City Pals
  9. Garth Hudson
  10. The Stars

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