What do you get when you cross a John Wayne version of the Old West and a dance band from Brooklyn? You get this, Canyon Candy
, a short film inspired by the frontier from the duo Javelin
. The band provided the soundtrack that perfectly compliments the stylized images on screen. The songs are moody and visceral, and when played in juxtaposition to Mexican stand-offs and some Reservoir Dogs
-style ear cutting, creates a powerful little movie. The duo crafted these songs while touring the west with Yeasayer
, citing the visual landscape as inspiration. Well done, guys.
The full length Canyon Candy
album will be coming out soon. Do yourself a favor and add to your procrastination time at work today, and check out the 16 minute Canyon Candy
Javelin - 'Canyon Candy' from stereogum on Vimeo.