Granted, the tribal hat, hirsute demeanor, and gluten-free physique do not lend credence to the idea of Javelin having anything to do with a song called “In Heat.” But do not believe your eyes and trust your ears. Listen to the bassline off Javelin’s reinvention of this track from HEALTH’s Get Color. It sounds like it could’ve been sampled from a Slave record. Add that to the ’80s movie montage-synths and washed out vocals and it helps explain why Tom Van Buskirk and George Langford strive for the middle ground between Donuts and the nostalgic chill-whatever stuff that ran the Tofurkey set last summer. If you haven’t already pirated it via murky Russian backchannels, the new Javelin album is spectacular, but there will be more on that later. In the meantime, I will try to resist some not-so-clever weather and/or NBA Jam-related pun about how it’s “heating up,” and just tell you to play this on repeat.
MP3: HEALTH – “In Heat” (Javelin Remix)”