Javelin consists of two cousins, Tom Van Buskirk and George Langford. They started making music together in Providence, RI in 2004, although their earliest collaborative tapes date back to a bunk bedroom near the sea shore. They now live in New York.

In performance, Javelin will use colorfully painted boomboxes that form large speaker totems (“boombaatas”) which can hang from the ceiling or stack up on the floor like pyramids. The signal from the show is broadcast via FM transmitter, thereby fostering audience participation (B.Y.O.Boombox) or fueling battery-powered, mobile parties.

The duo has played venues as diverse as the children’s branch of the Olneyville Public Library (RI), to the Museum of Modern Art (NY), both of which happened in the same week.

When not performing, Javelin is busy producing. Together they have amassed a vast catalogue of music, varying in its aesthetic range. Songs resemble the record collection from whence they spring, if not literally as when sampling, then figuratively as when past forms are cited and re-contextualized. Sounds range from broken dance jams to relaxed instrumental cut-ups, created with love on their MPCs. Long forgotten samples are chopped and re-assembled with drums, wooden recorders, old keyboards, handmade thumb pianos or whatever instruments are readily at hand. The result is a kind of mix tape fantasy (residing in the mythical “dollar bins of the future”), where R & B impresarios, amateur booty bass producers and Andean flautists hold equal sway.
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none Javelin - Jamz N Jemz album art Javelin Jamz N Jemz(CDr, Album) Not On Label none US 2009 Vendi questa versione
Javelin - No Más album art Javelin No Más (Album) Luaka Bop US 2010 Vendi questa versione
Javelin - Canyon Candy album art Javelin Canyon Candy (MiniAlbum, Album) Luaka Bop US 2011 Vendi questa versione
Javelin - Hi Beams album art Javelin Hi Beams (Album) Luaka Bop US 2013 Vendi questa versione

Singles & EPs

LAL-27 Javelin - Oh Centra album art Javelin Oh Centra(7", Single) Lal Lal Lal LAL-27 Finland 2006 Vendi questa versione
Thrill 12.37 Javelin - Javelin album art Javelin Javelin(12", Ltd) Thrill Jockey Thrill 12.37 US 2009 Vendi questa versione
Thrill 12.39 Javelin - 2 album art Javelin 2(12", Ltd) Thrill Jockey Thrill 12.39 US 2010 Vendi questa versione
4511 Javelin - Coleridge B/W Colleagues album art Javelin Coleridge B/W Colleagues(7", Ltd) Luaka Bop 4511 US 2011 Vendi questa versione


none Javelin - Soca Objection album art Javelin Soca Objection(Cass, Ltd) Dollar Bins Of The Future none US 2010 Vendi questa versione
17 Javelin - Andean Ocean album art Javelin Andean Ocean(Cass) Stenze Quo Musik 17 Belgium Unknown Vendi questa versione