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JAVELIN, LEMONADE & SPECIAL GUESTS
In performance, Javelin will use colorfully painted boomboxes that form large speaker totems ("boombaatas") which can hang from the ceiling or stack up on the floor like pyramids. The signal from the show is broadcast via FM transmitter, thereby fostering audience participation (B.Y.O.Boombox) or fueling battery-powered, mobile parties.
The duo has played venues as diverse as the children's branch of the Olneyville Public Library (RI), to the Museum of Modern Art (NY), both of which happened in the same week. When not performing, Javelin is busy producing. Together they have amassed a vast catalogue of music, varying in its aesthetic range. Songs resemble the record collection from whence they spring, if not literally as when sampling, then figuratively as when past forms are cited and recontextualized.
Sounds range from broken dance jams to relaxed instrumental cut-ups, created with love on their MPCs. Long forgotten samples are chopped and re-assembled with drums, wooden recorders, old keyboards, handmade thumb pianos or whatever instruments are readily at hand. The result is a kind of mix tape fantasy (residing in the mythical "dollar bins of the future"), where R&B impresarios, amateur booty bass producers and Andean flautists hold equal sway.
True Panther Sounds is very pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Diver the 2nd album by Lemonade available worldwide on May 29th. Diver is a sensual, bold electronic record, swimming ecstatically in the melodies of early 90?s R&B, UK 2-step Garage, Balearic house and NY freestyle. The trio, Callan Clendenin (vocals), Ben Steidel (synths, bass) and Alex Pasternak (drums, programming) recorded the album over the course of several years, at home in New York, on tour in Brazil between shows, or in their practice space in the basement of an old Catholic school. Ultimately, the album came to life when the band recruited producer Le Chev (Frankie Rose, Fischerspooner, SSION) to add the finishing touches and assist in fully realizing the band’s vision of Diver.
The music that Mary Anne Hobbs once called “pure, agile, hedonistic pop music,” is still there, but in an infinitely more potent and focused form. Callan’s lyricism reaches new intimate lows and ecstatic highs. Where Lemonade used to seek transcendence through psychedelic dance-floor physicality, Callan now looks inward, at the emotions of limited means, the urban everyday, and his attempts to hold on to redemptive love and romance in a cybernetic, information-rich world. Lemonade reference PM Dawn and Sade in the same sentence as Julio Bashmore and Swedish House Mafia. They are sounds of the past synthesized with contemporary dance music boueyed by the most immediate matters of the heart.
“Neptune”, the first taste from Diver, is a case in point. It’s a pure and emotional R&B track, an instant and surprising classic. The single will be released next month with remixes from Mike Simonetti, Jacques Renault, and Sinjin Hawke. Stay tuned for more info.
Tanlines (DJ Set)
Tanlines are an experimental pop duo based in Brooklyn and comprised of Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm. Jesse used to play in Professor Murder and Eric was in production duo the Brothers.
Blurring the line between production team and band, Tanlines are equally influenced by the overproduced studio pop music of the 1980s and 90s and underground dance music from cultures around the world. Tanlines blend these styles against a backdrop of frantically pulsating rhythms, hypnotic guitar lines, and melodies to form what sounds like pop music from a country that doesn't actually exist. Tears for Fears as snake charmers. Stock, Aitken, Waterman at Monster Island Basement. The Caribbean's answer to KLF. Awesome found footage soundtracks from the outer reaches of the internet.
Tanlines first emerged in 2008, getting some attention for their first track, a playful, synth-led remix of Telepathe's 'Chrome's On It'. Since then, they have also done remixes for El Guincho, The Tough Alliance, Glasser, Au Revoir Simone, and Angel Deradoorian of the Dirty Projectors. Their remix style often consists of completely rewriting all of the music around an unaltered vocal take. These remixes are a platform to complement their production style and original recordings.
Their first proper release came in December 2008 with the 'New Flowers' 12" on Young Turks/XL. The title track has a Balearic house-meets-Larry Levan's NYC disco groove with a relentless and euphoric charm that makes pasty British university students burst into flames. They followed this release in early 2009 with 'Bejan', a low-key-but-epic bongo-heavy jam that appears on the Kitsuné Maison 7 compilation from the Paris-based record label/fashion house Kitsuné. In 2009, Tanlines also appeared with their first track based around an original vocal melody, "s.a.w.", on a 7" split single with Salem released by the FADER magazine.
Tanlines spent much of 2009 establishing their live presence, with appearances opening for Yeasayer, Os Mutantes, DJ/ rupture, Zizek, HEALTH, and many others, equally comfortable playing at spiffy Manhattan dance clubs, DIY Brooklyn venues, 100-year-old music halls, and venerable art museums, all of which have invited them to play.