Tom Van Buskirk, the thoughtful Los Angeles-based half of polyglot pan-tropical duo Javelin, has some mixed feelings about social media. "When I follow someone on Twitter and all I get is a barrage of RT's or straight-up PR shit, it kind of offends me, and they never know. It's just funny that we put all this stock in a little interaction." It's partially the subject of the song "Friending"--which is, yes, a Facebook reference--off Javelin's forthcoming record, Hi Beams, coming out in March on David Byrne's Luaka Bop imprint. The other idea for the song came from Van Buskirk's teenage brother and graffiti enthusiast in New Zealand, who once boasted he was friends with a famous tagger in New York. "It took me a minute to realize that he meant Facebook friends," he tells me over the phone. "It's a strange world we live in."