New Track – CW Stoneking : The Thing I Done

Classic electric chicken grease somewhere between Ray Charles & Tom Waits from eccentric Australian bluesman CW Stoneking.

Hailing from Australia’s remote Northern Territory, Stoneking grew up listening to gospel, ragtime and Chicago blues, citing American musicians including Son House, Robert Johnson, Skip James and Bukka White among his earliest influences. “When I first heard it I thought it was kinda funny music,” Stoneking explains, “because it was so deconstructed and not really adhering to any rules that I’d been told music [should] fit into.” .”Hearing Stoneking perform live is, somehow, like listening to an old ‘78 recovered from a dusty attic in New Orleans.”-The Guardian

CMJ Band Radar – Acid Dad

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Good Room
Tue, October 13, 10:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Our Wicked Lady
Thu, October 15, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
The Wick
Fri, October 16, 2:00 AM – 2:30 AM

Acid Dad is a psych-punk band from NYC consisting of Dany Gomez, Vaughn Hunt, Kevin Walker, and Noah Kohll. (CMJ)

 

CMJ Band Radar – Fraser A. Gormon

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Rockwood Stage 2
Tue, October 13, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Mercury Lounge
Thu, October 15, 9:00 PM – 9:45 PM
The Wick
Fri, October 16, 7:45 PM – 8:15 PM
The Delancey
Sat, October 17, 7:20 PM – 7:45 PM

After playing a flawless series of shows at SXSW and The Great Escape 2015, he’s now NME approved, hotly tipped by BBC’s Radio 6 and Radio 1 and signed to an international label deal with Marathon Artists who have just released his acclaimed debut album “Slow Gum”. (CMJ)

CMJ Band Radar – Native Harrow

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C’mon Everybody
Tue, October 13, 6:15 PM > 7:00 PM
Rock Shop
Sat, October 17, 8:15 PM > 8:45 PM

“Native Harrow combine the purity of Folk and the DIY of Indie that gives the words and music a determined presence within the dreamlike space of the songs” – The Alternate Root. (CMJ)

CMJ Band Radar – Coke Weed

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Elvis Guesthouse
Tue, October 13, 6:00 PM

Coke Weed is a rock quintet formed in Bar Harbor, Maine in 2010. Having tackled acid-drenched folk-rock and revved-up indie on their first three full-lengths, Coke Weed shift their focus to the 70s on new album Mary Weaver. Namely the seminal art-rock of Bowie, Eno and Ferry. (CMJ)

CMJ Band Radar – Caged Animals

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Arlene’s Grocery
Tue, October 13, 3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
Cake Shop
Tue, October 13, 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Caged Animals is the alias for Brooklyn-based songwriter Vincent Cacchione’s pop-leaning and spiritual songs. Brought to life by a band featuring his wife, Magali, sister, Talya, and friend Patrick Curry, the band has transformed it’s originally homemade recordings into transcendent, living moments on stage. (CMJ)

CMJ Band Radar – Diet Cig

Alex Luciano (guitar) and Noah Bowman (drums), New Paltz, NYs Diet Cig made big statement out of a handful of highly infectious pop songs. While recalling the sound of speedy twee-pop groups like Tiger Trap and All Girl Summer Fun Band, the band explores “the innocence of adolescence and infatuation.” (CMJ)

CMJ

Cake Shop
Wed, October 14, 5:15 PM > 5:45 PM
Cake Shop
Thu, October 15, 8:00 PM
Pianos
Fri, October 16, 10:00 PM > 10:30 PM
Pete’s Candy Store
Sat, October 17, 6:15 PM > 6:45 PM
Knitting Factory
Sat, October 17, 1:00 AM > 1:45 AM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Bent Denim

Bent Denim builds beautiful, narrative-driven songs by swapping tracks over email between their respective home bases of Nashville, New Orleans, and New York. Their debut album “Romances You” is out now. (CMJ)

CMJ

Pine Box Rock Shop
Thu, October 15, 6:00 PM > 6:45 PM

Night School in Session with Neon Indian

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Neon Indian at Webster Hall on October 14, 2015. CMJ. Microsoft

Last night, electronic music band Neon Indian debuted their tech-powered live performance at Webster Hall, as part of the CMJ Music Marathon.

The act, which explores new realms of live performance, was developed with Microsoft Kinect technology and provided the audience an immersive visual experience like no other. The band’s set list came to life through visuals created in real time, using five Kinect sensors that captured each band member, reacting to the music and movements happening live on stage. The results were an explosive light and color show, complementing the band’s diverse electric sound; in line with their experimental approach to new media.

The performance kicked off Neon Indian’s tour this fall in support of their new album VEGA INTL. Night School, which launches tomorrow, October 16th. Microsoft has built a custom PC for the band to take on the road to run their live show, and as part of the collaboration a performance tool-kit will be released following CMJ, allowing artists, media artists, and event producers access to the project blueprints used to produce the show.

For more information on the collaboration go to www.cmj.com/ITMxNeonIndian

#ITMxNeonIndian

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(Photo: Drew Reynolds)

CMJ Band Radar – Mainland

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Pianos

Tue, October 13, 10:45 PM > 11:15 PM

Ecstasy and sorrow, post-punk and pop, east and west – all those times when youre caught in the middle, theres Mainland. They are the soundtrack to moments of freedom and darkness. (CMJ)

CMJ Band Radar – Dashel Hammerstein

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Bowery Electric (Map Room)
Tue, October 13, 9:30 PM

Carpenter by day & songwriter by night, Hammerstein makes late night tunes, with swirling sound led by antique keys and Hammersteins suavely wry vocals. An unlikely combination, sort of like putting the Silver Jews into a bar with Wings and The Violent Femmes & admiring what drunken mess you’ve caused. (CMJ)

 

CMJ Band Radar – Ex Hex

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Warsaw
Fri, October 16, 8:30 PM

CMJ Band Radar – Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest began in 2010 as a solo project of Will Toledo. Since then, he has released 11 albums under the CSH name, to increasing interest and acclaim. After a year working in Seattle with a drummer and bassist, CSH is planning their first national tour this year. (CMJ)

CMJ

Pianos
Wed, October 14, 1:45 PM > 2:15 PM
Santos Party House (Basement)
Wed, October 14, 9:00 PM > 9:30 PM
Rough Trade
Fri, October 16, 7:30 PM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Michael Rault

MR is a singer, guitarist and songwriter fronting his own eponymously named band. An era-defying mischievousness defines his synthesis of jukebox RnB, and acid psych as refracted through the experience of an adolescence spent idolizing the craftsmanship of the Beatles and the wiggy textures of Dr. John in equal measure. (CMJ)

CMJ

Pianos
Thu, October 15, 4:45 PM > 5:15 PM
Palisades
Thu, October 15, 8:00 PM
Baby’s All Right
Fri, October 16, 8:00 PM
Fulton Stall Market
Sat, October 17, 2:45 PM > 3:15 PM
Pianos
Sat, October 17, 10:45 PM > 11:15 PM

 

CMJ BAnd Radar – Cosmo Sheldrake

Cosmo Sheldrake, is a 25-year-old multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer from London. He attracted hype from the blogosphere after the release of his debut single in April 2014, and his debut EP in March 2015. He has toured with Sylvan Esso, Bombay Bicycle Club, Songhoy Blues and more. (CMJ)

CMJ

Pianos
Tue, October 13, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Pianos
Wed, October 14, 8:45 PM – 9:15 PM
Living Room
Fri, October 16, 1:45 AM – 2:45 AM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Dent May

Mississippi native Dent May writes, performs, and produces homemade pop music from his home base in Los Angeles. A stylistic chameleon, Dent’s recordings echo folk, disco, R&B, psychedelia, country-western, soul, and funk sounds of the past, present, and future. (CMJ)

CMJ

The Wick
Fri, October 16, 8:30 PM – 9:15 PM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Nuns

Nuns is beautiful, swirling power. Its getting loston purposein a thick haze of buzzing, chiming, drifting guitars, then following a distant voice to find your way home. Songwriter/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Hank Hanewinkel III is the heart and soul of Nuns. His debut, Opportunities,is equal parts dreamscape, break-up conversation, and pure electric catharsis.(CMJ)

CMJ

Bowery Electric
Sat, October 17, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Winstons

Winstons is a Garage-Soul duo from Virginia, based in Brooklyn, that is steeped in the traditions of American roots music and the legacy of rock n’ roll. They are self-releasing their second cassette tape and digital EP Black Dust on October 2, 2015. (CMJ)

CMJ

Elvis Guesthouse
Thu, October 15, 3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
Matchless
Fri, October 16, 8:15 PM – 8:45 PM

 

 

CMJ Band Radar – Tall Juan

A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, resident of Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, trusty sidekick to Juan Wauters live band (as well as The Beets), and a fierce lover of The Ramones, Juan Zaballa is Tall Juan. He had just released his new single “Falling Down” recorded by Mac DeMarco. (CMJ)

CMJ 

Good Room
Tue, October 13, 1:20 AM- 1:40 AM
Elvis Guesthouse
Thu, October 15, 6:00 PM -6:45 PM
Matchless
Fri, October 16, 10:30 PM -11:00 PM
Our Wicked Lady
Sat, October 17, 11:15 PM- 11:45 PM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Neon Indian

Neon Indian (aka Alan Palomo) is releasing VEGA INTL. Night School, the long awaited follow up to 2011’s Era Extraña via Mom + Pop on October 16.  The band hits the road again the next day with a show at the 9:30 Club in DC, followed by a very special CMJ performance at Webster Hall on Oct. 14 featuring an exclusive light show from the same team that produced Amon Tobin’s ISAM tour.

CMJ 

Webster Hall
Wed, October 14, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

CMJ Band Radar – Skaters

Since their forming just two short years ago, SKATERS have build a solid reputation of a youthful, creative, energetic guitar-laden post-punk rock band. After signing to WB Records within their first year of existence, their DIY spirit and catchy songs have propelled them around the world, performing at various international festivals including Reading & Leeds, Best Kept Secret, Splendour in the Grass, BBK, Rock en Seine, Oya, Hurricane/Southside and others as well as Lollapalooza in the U.S.

CMJ

10/14: ASCAP Showcase @ Webster Hall Studio (NYC), 8:00pm

10/14: HillyDilly Showcase @ Good Room (Brooklyn), 10:00pm

10/15: UTA Showcase @ Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 (NYC), 9:00pm

CMJ Band Radar – Slow Down Molasses

Canadian dream pop/shoegaze band, Slow Down Molasses, is heading to NYC for this year’s CMJ!
They’re playing two showcases on Saturday, Oct. 17th.

 

CMJ 

Oct 17 | Leftfield Bar | 9:30pm
Oct 17 | Arlene’s Grocery – AB Co & Big Picture Media Showcase | 1:15am

CMJ Band Radar – Ruen Brothers

Following their stateside festival performances at both weekends of Austin City Limits and this spring at Coachella, U.K. duo Ruen Brothers will play CMJ at 10PM on Friday, October 16 at Mercury Lounge.

CMJ Band Radar – Good Morning

Don’t miss Melbourne’s Good Morning at this October’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York City.

CMJ 

Oct 13 – Piano’s (1.45pm) + Cake shop (Official showcase – 7pm)

Oct 14 – Tell All Your Friends (Elvis Guesthouse – 2pm)

Oct 15 – Paperbox (8.30pm)

Oct 16 – Dont Need No Melody (6pm) + Indie Shuffle (7.30pm)

Oct 17 – Aussie BBQ (5.35pm)

New Track – Public Access TV : All We Want

 

NYC band Public Access T.V. shares a new track “All We Want” and announces the release of their debut EP in the US on Terrible Records. Public Access EP will be available digitally on May 12th and on vinyl June 16th.

New Track – Sharon Van Etten : Just Like Blood

There is no hesitation in Sharon Van Etten’s lyricism. Her unabashed reverence for all the past has taught her boldly emanates in both Van Etten’s words and voice. This poignant candor, evident on new single “Just Like Blood,” is one of the many reasons Van Etten has become one of the most beloved songwriters and performers of our time. As with the entire “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP, this second single offers documents of surrender and disappointment, admission and longing. It is as sophisticated and evolved as anything Van Etten has ever created. Sharon Van Etten’s “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP is out June 9th on Jagjaguwar and available for pre-order now. Instant free downloads of “Just Like Blood” and the EP’s title track come with each digital pre-order.

Video – Spring Standards : Watch the Moon Disappear

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Check out the new video”Watch The Moon Disappear,” from Fleetwood Mac inspired NYC indie folk rockers Spring Standards’,  as featured on Baeble Music.  The video is part of the film The Spring Standards Live From Delaware, which accompanies the album of the same name. It offers a taste of the trio’s “tight, soaring harmonies, set against old country twang [with] a pure, childlike joy of playing as many instruments simultaneously as possible” (NY Magazine)

New Track – Tame Impala : Disciples

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TAME IMPALA have announced their highly anticipated third studio LPCurrents will be released worldwide Friday July 17th. The 13 track album is available to pre-order today offering “Let It Happen”, “Cause I’m A Man” and two brand new tracks “Eventually” and “Disciples” as instant grat tracks with the album pre-order. Beginning at 9PM PST/ Midnight EST you can pre-orderCurrents here (links live at 9PM PST tonight):

New Track – Tennis : Mean Streets ( Wild Belle Remix)

The Wild Belle remix of Tennis’ new “Mean Streets” is premiering on Baeble Music. Listen HERE and via Soundcloud HERE. Baeble Music says the track “is a beautiful piece of synthy dreampop.” The original version of “Mean Streets” appears on the deluxe edition of Ritual In Repeat, available May 12 on Communion Records, and features bonus tracks “Easter Island” and “100 Lovers.” Listen to “Easter Island” via Soundcloud HERE and watch the band’s music video for “Mean Streets” via YouTube HERE.

New Music – Spoon : Inside Out ( Remixes )

Spoon is excited to celebrate the digital release of their beautiful new Inside Out Remixes EP. The EP is comprised of four remixes of the song “Inside Out” – taken from Spoon’s universally-praised eighth full-length They Want My Soul. Remixes for this EP are provided by Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Tycho, Brian Reitzell, and Operators. Fans can purchase the EP from their favorite digital retailers includingiTunes. Preview the EP here.

In addition to the digital EP, Spoon will release a separate 12″ titled I/O EP that features a different track list which can be seen below. I/O EP will be released July 24 and available for purchase at the merchandise table during upcoming Spoon performances beginning in mid-June. Fans can preorder the I/O EP 12″ at the Spoon Store.

Video – Iron & Wine : Everyone’s Summer of ’95

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Iron & Wine‘s Sam Beam  has a new video for “Everyone’s Summer of ’95”.

Watch it below:

New Track – Fabrizio Moretti : Inside Out (Spoon Remix)

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Spoon is set to release a new EP of remixes on April 28. The collection will feature remixed tracks from They Want My Soul by Fabrizio Moretti of the Strokes, Dan Boeckner’s band Operators, Tycho, and film composer Brian Reitzell.

Listen to Moretti’s remix below.

Inside Out (Fabrizio Moretti Remix) from Loma Vista on Vimeo.

Video – Courtney Barnett : Kim’s Caravan

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Courtney Barnett has released the devastatingly beautiful and poignant video for “Kim’s Caravan” from the debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, an album which recently debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard album sales charts. “Kim’s Caravan” will be released as a special Record Store Day 12″ and is paired with a gorgeous and intimate recording of John Cale’s “Close Watch” as the B-Side.

New Track – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard : God Is In The Rhythm

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King-Gizzard-and-the-Lizard-WizardCount on this group of Australian weirdos to come up with an idea like this – a 12” of four songs, each 10 minutes and 10 seconds long, accompanied by an insane painting of four different worlds melding together. Who are we to refuse them?

To honor the inherent twenty-five percentedness of this record, the band has created a special Drawn and Quartered edition – the colored vinyl will be quarter pie-slices of Translucent Red, Opaque Grimace Purple, Translucent Ice Blue, and black, and the artwork will be a custom designed poster of the full artwork that folds into a gatefold jacket for the record, and opens up to a 24” x 24” poster of the art on one side and the lyrics on the other. It’ll only be available from our webstore and from the band directly, so do yourself a (huge) favor and sign up for the mailing list here.

New Track – Donald Cumming : Game of The Heart

720x405-Donald-Cumming-1-Kat-VillacortaDonald Cumming, Former lead singer and founder of the band The Virgins. will release his highly anticipated debut solo album, Out Calls Only, on June 16th on Washington Square, the label imprint formed by Razor & Tie. Listen to the first track “Game Of The Heart”, recorded at East Village Recording Center with additional work done at Sullivan Street Studios in Manhattan.

Video – Moon Duo : Animal

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After sharing debut single, “Animal,” which has an early West Coast punk viciousness unique to the Moon Duo catalog, the band is now presenting the video directed by and starring skateboarding legend Richie Jackson. As described by Ripley, “We loved Richie Jackson’s skate videos, the idea of a psychedelic skater, something outside of the norm. We contacted him and he had the idea of doing the world’s first skate video without a skateboard, and we were sold right there.”

Shadow of the Sun is available for pre-order now. iTunes’ pre-orders come with an instant download of “Animal,” which, in a nod to a great pop tradition, will also appear as the A-side of a 7-inch packaged with each copy of the vinyl edition and exist as the final track of the album on the CD and digital versions. 

Video – Twin Peaks : Making Breakfast

TwinPeaks_byPoonehGhanaAfter a quick jaunt to the UK, Twin Peaks have returned and they have a new video to share, the playful “Making Breakfast,” directed by their regular collaborator Ryan Ohm.

New Track – Parkay Quarts : Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth

Posted in Best Tracks, MUSIC

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On Content Nausea , we find Parkay Quarts confidently exploring sounds that were previously only hinted at; Townes Van Zandt, Warren Zevon, and Dylan are evident points of departure on “Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth”, a lonesome tale about “two men tragically colliding in the deep south”.

New Track – Belle and Sebastian : The Party Line

Posted in Best Tracks, MUSIC

595ed64bTaken from the forthcoming Belle and Sebastian album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, “The Party Line” is the first radio single since “Come on Sister” from their previous album, 2010’s Write About Love.

Stream it below:

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Video – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart : Kelly

The Pains of Being Pure of Heart at Lincoln Hall on April 28, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.The Pains of Being Pure at Heart share the video for their latest single “Kelly” today. It was shot by the band’s friend and longtime collaborator, Art Boonparn. The band is currently on tour and will join back up with The New Pornographers for another run of dates in Nov. The band also recently released a deluxe edition of their 2014 LP Days of Abandon, with 5 bonus tracks. You can listen to one of these bonus tracks, “Summer of Dreams” here.  You can buy the deluxe album right now via iTunes or listen to it on Spotify.

Video – Pond : Elvis Flaming

pondPond’s lead single, ‘Elvis’ Flaming Star’ stomps like a ’70s glam band coached by Bowie, before collapsing into and out of a mid-tune daydream.

Video – Thurston Moore : Speak to the Wild

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Watch Thurston Moore’s video for “Speak to the Wild” from his new solo album Best Day.

Video – Ty Segall : The Singer

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With nothing but the junk and the ghosts and his guitar, Ty draws us magnetically into the power of the Singer. Then the guitar solo sings out – and as it bites down, the room begins to spin.

Video – Chromeo : Old 45’s

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In Chromeo’s new video for “Old 45’s”,  Dave kicks it with HAIM before Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) shows up to steal his girl. 

Video – The New Pornographers : Dancehall Domine

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The official music video for The New Pornographers’ new single, “Dancehall Domine”  is meant to feel like a whole bunch of B-roll clips or film fragments sort of strung together as if they’re taken from some Italian or French musical.

Video – Rosebuds : Blue Eyes

BlueEyesOfficial video for “Blue Eyes” from the Rosebuds 2014 album Sand + Silence.

Recording Sand + Silence involved a collaboration with Justin Vernon, spending a week in his Wisconsin studio to create what would become a new Rosebud era-the energy of which can be felt immensely in their new video for ‘Blue Eyes,’… the resulting sound is more hook-heavy tunes that brim with sheer joy and herald a welcome return for the North Carolina band.

Video – Parquet Courts : “Bodies Made Of” Live At Sugarhill Supper Club

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People may remember the epic record release show Parquet Courts staged at Bedford Stuyvesant’s Sugarhill Supper Club back in June. It was a sweaty, inebriated affair that reportedly led to 8 future weddings, 4 children being conceived, 3 breakups, and 1 animal attack (note: none of these reports have been substantiated or, furthermore, reported). Luckily for everyone who missed it, acclaimed directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (known for the recent Nick Cave documentary, 20,000 Days on Earth) were there to capture the scene. Here’s a snippet of what they caught, which was edited into a video for the band’s Sugarhill performance of “Bodies,” one of the standout tracks on this year’s critically acclaimed album Sunbathing Animal (What’s Your Rupture?/Mom+Pop).