HELADO NEGRO, Silver Hands, with EpicSauce DJs
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
Javelin's sophomore album, Hi Beams, is out March 5. Hi Beams follows the duo's 2011 western-inspired Canyon Candy EP, their critically acclaimed No Más LP in 2010, and their 2009 self-released debut Jamz n Jemz. Javelin has played shows and toured with Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, Future Islands, Matt & Kim, Warpaint, Major Lazer, performed at Lollapalooza and The Whitney Museum, as well as parties across the US, Europe, and South America.
"Hi Beams is a big, golden, weird record, glistening with the novelty of classical strings and central harmonies." --Village Voice
"Brooklyn-based duo Javelin's self-released Jamz n Jemz LP plays like an otherworldly radio station based in some crate-digger bunker where genre distinctions are a distant memory. Unidentifiable hip-hop, rock, oldies, and rhythms from all over the world mingle across the tape's ramshackle tracks as Tom van Buskirk, 27, and George Langford, 29, turn their random eccentricities and dollar bin gold into first-hand art. Live, the pair are currently employing a 20-boom-box-strong soundsystem to transmit strange frequencies to ever-larger (and dance-prone) crowds." --Pitchfork
The son of Ecuadorean immigrants, Helado Negro was born in South Florida in 1980. His childhood was suffused with tropical heat, humidity, hurricanes, all refracted with the rich sounds and colors of the various Latin American cultures of southern Florida. Pounding bass beats from passing cars, boom boxes bouncing down the block, and late-night parties called "peñas" provided a foundation for Helado Negro's interest in sound and lifelong quest to discover the unlimited variety of objects used to produce music. Most recently he created a new collaborative group with Julianna Barwick called OMBRE releasing their debut album in 2012 called Believe You Me. Helado Negro has worked with Bear in Heaven mixing their Pitchfork's Best New Music album Beast Rest Forth Mouth. He also produced Prefuse 73's 2010 album Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian.
"The song is wonderfully enticing, making nice use of shaken synths to set a recognizable mood. There’s an echo of John Maus' more accessible work here, but Lange’s frazzled, somewhat delicate voice makes him an ideal fit for midtempo burners like these." --Pitchfork
"In every style Roberto Carlos Lange develops, a sultry, dreamy temperament remains apparent, from the shimmying cadences and simmered arrangements to his just-woken-up voice. Invisible Life is the clearest and most dynamic Helado Negro record to date." --Pitchfork
A San Francisco/Los Angeles-based Electronic Duo. At times sounding like Julee Cruise's tracks from the Twin Peaks soundtrack, on other tracks, tapping into the spacey textures of cosmic synth sounds and the hypnotic dance drones of Chris & Cosey. Meditative, hypnotic and utterly alluring.
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