Published Mar 14, 2011Brooklyn crate-diggers Javelin have built up an impressive buzz with their sample-heavy electro stylings. With their latest release, the duo will be offering their own unique take on country and western. Entitled Canyon Candy, the 13-song offering will come out on ten-inch vinyl on Record Store Day (April 16) via Luaka Bop.
When crafting the collection, the duo's arsenal included "jaw harp, harmonica, guitars, lots of samples of records, vocals, drum machines, synths that sound like crickets wind or UFOs." It was inspired by "a desire to harness the manic energy of the road and redirect it in the opposite direction into (cough) syrupy slow, sometimes beautiful, cowboy songs."
In addition to vinyl, Canyon Candy will be released on Playbutton. That's a wearable button that plays the record when you plug headphones into it.
The album will also be released alongside a movie. The band are currently raising funds for the project via a Kickstarter campaign. Also called Canyon Candy, it "will employ old studio western methods such as rear-projection and scenic matte painting to create a stunning visual rendering of American West as complemented by the Javelin score."
It's described as a "psychedelic western film," and it focus on the lone survivor of a train wagon massacre. For Kickstarter donors, the band are offering a variety of prizes, including a role in the movie, a personalized voicemail jam, Javelin playing your party, and an executive producer credit. See the promo video below.