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CMJ Spotlight: Memoryhouse

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Memoryhouse, the duo of Evan Abeele (composer) and Denise Nouvion (vocals), hails from Toronto, Canada. Their music blends the contemporary with the forgotten, the traditional and the technological, the visual and the aural, within the sonographic landscape of pop. The duo’s discography consists of two 7″ singles, “Lately (Deuxieme)” b/w “Lately (Teengirl Fantasy Natural Mix)” on Inflated Records and the “Caregiver” b/w “Heirloom” single on Suicide Squeeze Records, and a self-released, digital-only EP entitled, The Years which was released …

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CMJ Spotlight: 1, 2, 3

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Despite being together for over a year, Pittsburgh duo 1, 2, 3 have been raved about by bloggers at last year’s CMJ and this year’s SXSW festivals. The band only had a few 7″ singles out until this summer when they released their first album New Heaven on Frenchkiss Records. 1, 2, 3 consists of long time friends Nic Snyder (vox, guitar & keys) and Josh Sickels (drums). Snyder grew up inspired by a steady diet of Mercury-era Rod Stewart, …

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CMJ Spotlight: A Lull

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Chicago’s A Lull is nearly impossible to describe without qualifiers. Equal parts mystical and primal, the music crafted by these five multi-instrumentalists gathers the recognizable traits of a half dozen indie micro-genres, tosses out all but the stem cells, then adds the calculated, percussive verve of a half dozen rhythm sections on top of beautifully crafted songwriting to result in a sound that is as unique as it is memorable. A Lull blurs the lines between the synthesized and organic. …

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CMJ Spotlight: TAB the Band

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TAB the Band has had an epic year and is quickly becoming a fixture on the festival circuit nationwide. After performing as the in demand opening act for artists such as Stone Temple Pilots, Slash, Cage The Elephant, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the group wowed huge crowds with notable performances at Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival. Having generated significant interest in the industry, the buzz has led TAB the Band back to New York City for performances at the famed CMJ …

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CMJ Spotlight: Army Navy

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Los Angeles, CA-based indie-pop band Army Navy kicked off their Fall US co-headlining tour earlier this month. The band will be playing five CMJ shows, including our FREE show with PledgeMusic on Thursday at Rockwood Music Hall

Recently the band released the music video for their song “Ode To Janice Melt.” Directed by Jeremy Konner (“Drunk History”) and starring Jason Ritter (“The Event”/”Parenthood”), the video is an unusual (yet humorous) look at a hidden relationship. Check it out below.

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CMJ Spotlight: Cameras

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Australian natives Cameras invade NYC week for the CMJ Music Marathon. Their crisp and layered live show is one not to be missed and has been received with rave reviews. The band’s debut full length In Your Room is due out October 25th on Manimal Vinyl (home of Warpaint, Bat for Lashes, Sister Crayon and papercranes). The video for first single “Defeatist” recently premiered on MTV Hive.

CAMERAS IN NYC (dates in bold indicate during CMJ
Oct 18th

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CMJ Spotlight (and Interview): The Static Jacks

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Throughout the last year, we’ve noticed that many of the shows we’ve been to happened to have this really cool band playing support for the headliners though we’re pretty sure that they should have been closing out the night. This band, The Static Jacks are about to hit the road next week with the famous British rock band The Wombats. Before the tour, however, The Static Jacks will be playing the CMJ Music Festival, more importantly our day party

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6DB CMJ Day Party Prizepack Giveaway

October 14, 2011 drainu182 1

Our 6DB Unofficial CMJ Day Party is only ONE WEEK AWAY. We’re so excited that we’re bringing SEVEN awesome bands for the price of FREE!

This show would not be possible without our awesome sponsors Aerial 7 Headphones, Flüd Watches, Native Instruments and Thrasher Magazine.

They’re so generous that they’ve put together a nice little prizepack to giveaway at our show!

What do we have up for grabs? 1 set of Aerial 7 Headphones, 1 Flüd

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Hollerado Announce CMJ Shows

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It’s been a few months since the U.S. has heard from Hollerado Land. This spring the band embarked on an extensive U.S. tour with Gang of Four before heading to SXSW where they held their memorable Nacho House Party. Soon after the band released their incredible one-take video for “Got to Lose,” the follow-up to their other incredible one-take video “Americanarama,” which now boasts over 1 million views. We are now excited to announce that Hollerado …

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Brite Futures (Formerly Known As Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head) Playing CMJ, New Album Dark Past Out 11/1

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Formerly known as Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, indie pop/electro rock quintet Brite Futures are back with a brand new album to go along with their new name. Due out Nov. 1, the band’s record Dark Past, set to be released on Turnout features single “Too Young To Kill” and “Baby Rain” (available as a free download on their official site). The album is now available for preorder at http://darkpast.britefuturesforever.com.

On first listen to Brite Futures’ fiercely catchy new …