Cousins George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk have been recording together under the name Javelin since 2004. But, it wasn’t until 2010, when they toured extensively with Yeasayer, Girl Talk, Matt & Kim, Major Lazer, that things really started to take off for Javelin.
And now, 2011 looks to be an exciting year for the duo, due in large part to the release of their country western songbook Canyon Candy. The album will see release in two unique formats, 10’’ and PlayButton. The former of will see the light of day as a handmade collectors piece on Record Store Day (April 16), with the former following close behind.
Then, in late May, Javelin will launch a headlining tour that will take them across the continental U.S. Peep those dates down below.
TUE 5/24 WASHINGTON, DC DC 9 w/ Big Freedia
WED 5/25 BALTIMORE, MD Sonar w/ Big Freedia
THU 5/26 NEW YORK, NY Mercury Lounge w/ Big Freedia
MON 5/30 BOSTON, MA Brighton Music Hall w/ Big Freedia
TUE 5/31 MONTREAL, QC Belmont w/ Big Freedia
WED 6/1 TORONTO, ON TBC w/ Big Freedia
THU 6/2 PITTSBURGH, PA Shadow Lounge w/ Big Freedia
FRI 6/3 CINCINNATI, OH Midpoint Indie Summer Series @ Fountain Square
w/ You You’re Awesome
SUN 6/5 CHICAGO, IL Empty Bottle w/ Big Freedia