Javelin Mixes Things Up with “No Mas”


Javelin has been a band I’ve been following up on for a while now. They have always made amazing chill beats (I hate that I just used the word chill but it’s true) that I can pretty much throw on at anytime of the day. They’re usually lyric-less, and I feel that they provide the best background noise in the vein of J Dilla’s Donuts or pretty much any Thievery Corporation/ Air etc.

Seeing these guys live took it to a whole new level for me. I never
thought two white boys from Rhode Island could grove so good*. Melissa and I got to check them out at the Brooklyn Knitting Factory to a crowd of 2+ people. It was like at 12pm on a Friday during CMJ. Needless to say they still were full of energy, accompanied by 2 high stacks of boom boxes instead of amps, and a drum pad. It was pretty ridiculous when they started asking the four people there for request.

Still an amazing set. I was entertained.

As for the new album, No Mas (Luaka Bop) it is amazing. Well maybe it’s just something I’m buzzing on right now, but I think it may blow up pretty big. I couldn’t put it in a genre. Some songs (like intervales Theme) could have been a bonus track on Donuts. I mean these guys heavily sample, and may be just
as big record bin nerds as he was (rest in peace). The song “Dep”
reminds me of a funkier (cooler) MGMT track.There is a Russian pop song on here called “Moscow 1980”, and a Go Team- esque song that feature some phenomenal whistling called “Tell Me, What Will it Be?”.

The single off the album seems to be “Oh Centra,” which I think I prefer live. It does however feature hilarious helium vocals on the album, and is about Kangaroos I think.

That’s another spectacular thing about this album, the vocals. Although not overly complicated, certain song vocals have a very haunting sound to them. The fit perfectly, and I am super psyched that they started to create deeper, more dimensional songs then the early tracks we heard off the album like “Vibrationz” which is still a very good song. Songs I recommend, other than all of them, are “Off My Mind”, “We Ah Wi”, and “On It On It”. The latter which I predict will be heavily sampled in da’ clubs.

-JOE PAOLUCCI

Javelin- Oh! Centra by modernmysteryblog

Bonnaroo Announces 2010 Lineup

thubmnail icon: Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup

The moment you were sitting on the edge of your seat for is finally here. Bonnaroo has finally announced their 2010 lineup! The festival which takes place in Manchester, Tennessee from June 10th-13th, is filled to the rafters with stellar acts, and if you can believe it, there are more to be announced. The artists are quite diverse this year, more than ever. From Japandroids to Norah Jones, The Avett Brothers to Gwar. Oh and did we mention the Flaming Lips are playing Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon? This is going to be one Bonnaroo to remember. Check out the list of artists so far listed below!

  • Jay-Z
  • Weezer
  • The Flaming Lips Do Dark Side Of The Moon
  • Phoenix
  • The National
  • She & Him
  • The Black Keys
  • Japandroids
  • Regina Spektor
  • Dr. Dog
  • Neon Indian
  • Kid Cudi
  • The xx
  • Damian Marley & Nas
  • Mayer Hawthorne & The County
  • The Postelles
  • OK Go
  • Wale
  • Gwar
  • Norah Jones
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Medeski, Martin & Wood
  • Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • John Fogerty
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Tenacious D
  • Dave Rawlings Machine
  • The Entrance Band
  • John Prine
  • Lotus
  • Local Natives
  • Cross Canadian Ragweed
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Baaba Maal
  • Punch Brothers
  • NeedtoBreathe
  • Bassnectar
  • Monte Montgomery
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Rebelution
  • Jamey Johnson