As part of the Clocktower Gallery exhibition of Canyon Candy, a collaboration between filmmaker Mike Anderson and the band Javelin, the musicians created this mix of vinyl and other sadly forgotten magic music of the old west. The collection, made specially for ARTonAIR.org by Javelin, includes tracks by Legends Of The West, Montana Slim, Slim Whitman, Robin Lee, Johnny Bond, Johnny Cash, Joe Meek, The Golden Girls Of The Golden West and others.
Learn more about the exhibit on our Canyon Candy page.
We include a bonus track from their performance at the opening of the exhibition, from the soundtrack to their music video vinyl release, and an interview with Joe Ahearn, The Clocktower Gallery's Curator of Performance and Installation, who catches up Javelin to reveal how the Clocktower installation came to life and brought New Yorkers an environment they rarely get to experience in the concrete jungle. They discuss the evolution of their music from sample-obsessed electronic grooves to the forgotten sounds of the American West, culminating in Canyon Candy, the album. They also discuss one-dollar records, the power of soundscapes, the relationship between the installation and the album and the inspiration both pieces lent to one another.