Javelin Announces Nationwide Tour With Sleigh Bells


Releases Limited Edition Javelin and Javelin 2 12”s Digitally

Brooklyn-based beat makers Javelin will embark on a coast to coast tour with Sleigh Bells, including a headlining NYC date at Brooklyn Bowl. The group recently returned to SXSW this year for a week of mesmerizing sets, earning them Flavorpill‘s ’SXSW favorite discoveries.‘ The site praised their sweat-inducing sets and ability to rally “an exhausted Saturday-night crowd into a full-fledged dance party.” In celebration of the tour, Javelin will digitally release their two limited edition 12”’sJavelin and Javelin 2 on April 17 with Luaka Bop. Now collector’s pieces, Javelin and Javelin 2were held to 500 copies each and never made the light of a widespread digital day. Taken together, the EPs contain fan favorites like the ferocious 8-bit homage ‘Soda Popinski,’ ‘Beyondce,’ and the sublime statement of intent ‘Radio.’

Javelin (cousins George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk) originally released the 12”’s on Thrill Jockey, before signing with Luaka Bop to release their genre-hopping LP No Más and last year’s western-inspired Canyon Candy EP. From Providence warehouse parties to Brooklyn warehouse parties to performances at the Whitney Museum, tours with Yeasayer, Girl Talk, Matt & Kim, and sets with Little Dragon and QuestLove, Javelin has carved out a niche uniquely their own. The duo has put its distinctive touch on tracks for Cee-Lo, Warpaint, Future Islands, Darwin Deez andHealth and done production work for hip-hop moguls and pop divas. Javelin will release the anticipated follow up to No Más later this year. More details to come.

Javelin Tour Dates

4/3 San Diego, CA – 4th& B

4/4 Pomona, CA – Fox Theatre

4/5 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre

4/7 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre

4/8 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

4/11 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl *

4/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

4/13 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

4/14 Omaha, NE – Slowdown

4/16 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

4/17 Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre

4/18 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

*Javelin only (Headlining)

All other dates with Sleigh Bells