Javelin have just released their first new sound in two years. Called Nnormal -presumably shorthand for not normal- its a spaced out splash of impressionistic melodies, space age auto-tune weirdness and drum machine snaps. Their debut Lp was the one – and only- album I ever brought from Urban Outfitters. (This was a time in my life when I mistook novelty hatstands for the barricades of front line counterculture and its overpriced cd’s as the manifestos of our movement.) Times have changed but its reassuring to see that Javelin, as commercially unsuccessful as they were, are still out there somewhere in the darkness penning inexplicable tracks like this.
Their Sophomore Lp ‘Hi Beams’ will be released this March.