Javelin Brings Its Surrealist Block Party in a Box to Mass MoCA, Nov. 9 [Berkshire on Stage]

November 7th, 2013, 2:00 pm by Sara
Cassettes, boom boxes and lots of imagination make up Javelin.

Cassettes, boom boxes and lots of imagination make up Javelin.

At first you might wonder whether this is music you can dance to – it has a beat – or should run from (Zombie Disco has returned from the dead!) Depends on how open you are to innovation, I guess.

Boom box-wielding duo Javelin collides rhythms from crooked disco, schoolyard funk and everything else from the golden age of dance on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 8pm in MASS MoCA’s intimate Club B-10.

Founded in 2005 by cousins George Langford (guitar, bass guitar, drums, and mandolin) and Tom Van Buskirk (cello and piano) in Providence, Rhode Island, the band took four years to refine its pop-collage approach before releasing its first album. The wait was worth it. The band’s freshman album, Jamz N Jemz – a veritable mix-tape distributed in a CDR format – catapulted the band to wunderkind status, garnering Pitchfork’s “Best New Music” award and honorable mention on the site’s “Album of the Year” list.

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