Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Clubs preview: Javelin 

Wednesday, May 5 2010

As foreshadowed by a pair of 12-inches on the Thrill Jockey label, Javelin's debut album is a feel-good free-for-all. No Más cruises through genres and decades with a dizzying looseness. There is psychedelic funk and soul, cosmic disco, strings-lathered pop, and best of all, the chintzy Nintendo melody and cartoon rapping of "Oh! Centra." Javelin is the work of Brooklyn-based cousins Tom Van Buskirk and George Langford, originally from Rhode Island. A wealth of sparkling instrumentals offset the album's vocal tracks, and some songs feel more like quick snippets, but that's just part of this band's jukebox-worthy range.

About The Author

Doug Wallen

Related Locations


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"