Javelin / Raleigh Moncrief / Jamaican Queens
Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 9:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Get "Nnormal" with JAVELIN latest single off the forthcoming album Hi Beams, available March 5 on Luaka Bop. Note the spinal bass structure in the beginning that breaks into hand claps that leads to the squelching, starting, stopping, then spinning laser storm. GEORGE LANGFORD and cousin TOM VAN BUSKIRK share some of their humorous and random poetic moments with voice effect laden lines like, "Sentences winking in the stars, how I wonder what you are, controlling my world from afar. Vultures circling in the sky, how I wonder what's in your eye, stay high, fly and dry". Sacramento producer RALEIGH MONCRIEF makes beat-oriented music with atmospheric grit and compositional prowess that channels his early-life punk and grunge influences. His musical journey has been tireless and prolific, though mostly behind the scenes as a long-time collaborator with HELLA drummer ZACH HILL, go-to touring guitarist for MARNIE STERN, and a producer/engineer for DIRTY PROJECTORS, with whom he spent three tirelessly tracking their breakthrough album Bitte Orca. You’re not going to want to miss this mad genius at work. JAMAICAN QUEENS is Detroit trap pop, a mish-mash of tolerable discomfort that combines provocative lyricism with post-everything pop production. The group is influenced by southern beats of THREE 6 MAFIA and GUCCI MANE, as well as the sonic experimentation of BRIAN ENO and LEE SCRATCH PERRY and the outcome is a thrilling, urgent canvas of maximalist pop hooks and infectious ear worms.