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David Byrne’s Luaka Bop Holding 25th Anniversary Events In NYC Elevator Museum, Old-School Italian Restaurant, Karaoke Bar

David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label is turning 25 sometime soon (the label admits they don’t know exactly when it began — “some time in the late 1980s,” they speculate), and they’re throwing a three-day anniversary event in New York City. The celebration will take place over three nights (10/1 – 10/3) and will all pretty… More »

By: James Rettig / September 30, 2014 - 10:15 pm

Stream Javelin Hi Beams

Javelin proved their were pushing their own pop boundaries last January when they released their dreamy single “Nnormal.” The Brooklyn duo proves a continued journey on their brand new album Hi Beams. Check it out over at Pitchfork Advance. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 27, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Javelin – “Nnormal”

Brooklyn production duo Javelin have another album of dance-inflected, off-kilter beat music on the way. This one’s called Hi Beams, and it’s their first full-length since 2010’s Canyon Candy. First single “Nnormal” is a twinkling, sidelong thing with a heavily processed vocal. Use the widget below to stream or download it. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2013 - 3:24 pm

Sleigh Bells, Javelin @ The Warfield, SF 4/5/12

Last night, Sleigh Bells and Javelin played San Francisco’s the Warfield and Stereogum photographer Wilson Lee was there to document the proceedings. Check out his slideshow up top. More »

By: Stereogum / April 6, 2012 - 4:57 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I wish I could name the trailer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus as the Video Of The Week, because holy shit that movie looks amazing. I just wish somebody could beam it directly into my brain this second; I’m not emotionally equipped to wait until June to see it. But there’s pretty much no way I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 23, 2011 - 11:14 am

Javelin – Canyon Candy Short Film (Stereogum Premiere)

After long sojourns through the American West while on tour with Yeasayer, Javelin worked up material influenced by the vivid landscape and the region’s associated cultural oddities for Canyon Candy, a multimedia project that serves homage to the Old West as well as its vintage Hollywood depictions. The band introduced the album in April with… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 20, 2011 - 3:59 pm

Javelin – “Cowpoke” (Stereogum Premiere)

Brooklyn-via-Providence duo Javelin shift the frequency for their forthcoming Canyon Candy LP, the follow-up to their JAMZ N JEMZ collection, their remixes, and their proper debut LP No Más. For that earlier material these crate diggers wore their influences on their sleeve — in the case of “Twyce,” quite literally via multiple record sleeves –… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 4, 2011 - 12:52 pm

Darwin Deez -“Bad Day (Javelin Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Darwin Deez’s “Bad Day” is a “fuck you” song of the mildest kind. It’s directed at someone he hates, but he’s too nice to wish more than lost keys and rainy days on his adversary over the song’s bright guitar and jangling rhythm. Brooklyn duo Javelin did this remix for the single (Deez’ LP came… More »

By: jessica / December 14, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Cruel Summer: Stereogum Summer Jams 2010

Welcome to summer, welcome to free and legally downloadable summer jams. Time to CELEBRATE on ROOFTOPS. But you know, oil spills. And crazy people waiting in lines for phones for hours. And poorly officiated soccer games. The world’s topsy turvy, and so then is this mix, to reflect its time and place. It’s America’s weekend,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 2, 2010 - 6:44 pm

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here’s Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW’s metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photos from our intrepid photographers — RyanMore »

By: stereogum / March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

HEALTH – “In Heat (Javelin Remix)”

While you’re waiting for Eric Wareheim to take Dr. Steve Brule’s catch phrase to the realest level with his next video directorial assignment for your HEALTH, there’s this new remix to keep you busy. Because all you do is track down Tim & Eric news and wait for HEALTH jams. The band’s called this Javeli… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 11, 2010 - 11:34 am

Javelin – “Oh! Centra”

First listen from previously loved crate-digging Brooklyn-via-Providence duo Javelin’s forthcoming long-player, the follow up to their odds-and-ends collection Jams n Jemz and pair of Thrill Jockey 12″s (Javelin and Number 2). This time out the record is being pressed under the penumbra of David Byrne’s world music imprint Luaka Bop, with a title to fit… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 3, 2010 - 5:47 pm

Yeasayer/Class Actress/Javelin @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2/9/10

After getting artsy in L.A. earlier this week, Yeasayer returned to their adopted home in time for a snowstorm, and for two sold-out shows at Bowery Ballroom and the following night at Music Hall Of Williamsburg. We sent Ryan Muir, fresh off a triumphant photo set at Glasslands gallery, and it turned out Ryan doubled… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 10, 2010 - 3:06 pm

New Javelin – “TWYCE” (Stereogum Premiere)

Before catching them multiple times this past CMJ, we last saw the cousinly Brooklyn-via-Providence duo of Tom Van Buskirk and George Langford aka Javelin giving the Very Best’s “Julia” a dope re-do. As mentioned then, Tom and George were set to follow-up their Jamz N Jemz LP with a five-song self-titled EP, both digitally and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 29, 2009 - 12:34 pm

CMJ ’09: Weekend In Photos

One last gargantuan batch of photos from an exhausting, exhaustive week of NYC showgoing. On Friday Jessica Amaya joined us at Doveman’s record release party at the Elevated Hole, a Chelsea loft owned by the Yale English Dept. chair Michael Warner. The room was a perfect foil for Doveman’s candlelit Conformist material, along with guest… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2009 - 9:07 am

CMJ ’09: Wednesday In Photos

As far as full-on noon-to-2AM marathon set hunting goes, Wednesday’s spread won’t be topped this year. In addition to bringing us memorable sets from two bands we’ll be watching much more closely in Sleigh Bells and Golden Silvers, the day delivered solid lineups at every turn. I joined photographer Jessica Amaya at ForceField’s day party… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 23, 2009 - 11:30 am

CMJ ’09: Tuesday In Photos

Despite the pre-CMJ buzz that this year was gonna be a buzzkill — or maybe because of it — so far the fest has turned out a surprising number of notable new artists, sets, and showcases. You can’t see all of them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try. So while Scott, Brandon, and I… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm

Javelin Remix The Very Best

M.I.A. pals Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit’s post-mixtape debut full-length Warm Heart of Africa got immediate indie-rock attention via its Ezra Koenig-featuring title track, which was subsequently remixed by Metronomy and Architecture In Helsinki. Now we’re moving beyond “Warm Heart Of Africa” (and its B-Side) to another album track “Julia,” here rocked out by cousinly Brooklyn-via-Providence… More »

By: brandon / September 25, 2009 - 10:46 am