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)
Thu, October 15, 4:45 PM > 5:15 PM
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
Sat, October 17, 10:45 PM > 11:15 PM
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)
Tue, October 13, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Wed, October 14, 8:45 PM – 9:15 PM
Fri, October 16, 1:45 AM – 2:45 AM
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)
Fri, October 16, 8:30 PM – 9:15 PM
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)
Sat, October 17, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
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)
Thu, October 15, 3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
Fri, October 16, 8:15 PM – 8:45 PM
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)
Tue, October 13, 1:20 AM- 1:40 AM
Thu, October 15, 6:00 PM -6:45 PM
Fri, October 16, 10:30 PM -11:00 PM
Our Wicked Lady
Sat, October 17, 11:15 PM- 11:45 PM
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.
Wed, October 14, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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.
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
Oct 17 | Leftfield Bar | 9:30pm
Oct 17 | Arlene’s Grocery – AB Co & Big Picture Media Showcase | 1:15am
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.
Don’t miss Melbourne’s Good Morning at this October’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York City.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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):
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.
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.
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.
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.