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A Place To Bury Strangers Sign To Dead Oceans, Playing Union Pool (CMJ)

October 11, 2011 drainu182 0

New York noise czars A Place To Bury Strangers are making moves. Never ones to stand still for very long (literally and figuratively), the band is announcing a new label and new music. Dead Oceans is proud to welcome APTBS to their roster. Label co-founder Phil Waldorf says, “I’ve been enamored with A Place to Bury Strangers since I first heard their debut album. Their live shows have rattled me time and time again. It is not often you get …

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Kid Savant To Play EP Release Party 10/14 At Knitting Factory, Playing Our CMJ Party on 10/21

October 6, 2011 drainu182 0

On October 14th the up and coming indie/electronica quartet Kid Savant will be playing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory to celebrate the release of their forthcoming EP Drop It on the Stereo.

After recently playing an energetic and captivating set that quickly changed onlookers to fans when opening for Sweden’s Teddybears at Irving Plaza, Kid Savant is ready to reenact the night in their home-borough of Brooklyn. Don’t miss your next chance to see Kid Savant perform the forthcoming Drop …

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1,2,3 Unveil Green Screening Performance from CMJ, Playing SXSW

March 13, 2011 drainu182 0

It may be one week before the entire music industry traipses to Austin for SXSW, but Pittsburgh duo Nic Snyder and Josh Sickels of 1,2,3 just unveiled a performance video from last year’s CMJ Festival that is sure to attract some temporary Austinites to one of the band’s six shows next week. Filmed and edited by director Drew Norton (who also directed Phantogram’s “Mouthful of Diamonds” video), Green Screening is an in-studio session in which bands play in front of …

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Matt Pond PA 10/22 Mercury Lounge Review

October 26, 2010 drainu182 0

A sea of fans for a small Pond.

By Britnee Foreman

Matt Pond PA is started in Philadelphia but is now a New York based band. The lead singer’s name…Matt Pond, hence the name: Matt Pond PA. Now that I’ve got you caught up on a history lesson let’s talk about the CMJ showcase that the band did at the Mercury lounge.

It was a late night show in the intimate back room of the Mercury lounge on a crisp …

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Young The Giant’s New Album Out Digitally Today

October 25, 2010 drainu182 0

One of the most talked about bands at CMJ this year is SoCal indie rock outfit, Young The Giant. Sameer Gadhia’s honeyed vocals could be heard everywhere in NYC this week, and lucky for us, the band has released their self-titled debut album across all digital platforms today via Roadrunner Records. Helmed by producer Joe Chiccarelli (White Stripes, My Morning Jacket) and live tracked at Sunset Sound Studios in LA, Newport Beach, CA’s Young The Giant’s unique brand …

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Emilie Simon 10/19 Hiro Ballroom Review

October 24, 2010 drainu182 0

Fleur de CMJ Saison (Emilie Simon)

By Britnee Foreman

I have been waiting a long to see Emilie Simon play live. I had first heard of her when my roommate came back from her semester in France many years ago and gave me a playlist with the French chanteuse’s songs. When I heard that she was playing at this years’ CMJ Festival, I moved all time and space to be there (okay, not really but I made sure I was …

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Black Taxi 10/19 Bowery Electric Review

October 24, 2010 drainu182 0

A Ride with Black Taxi

By Britnee Foreman

Full disclosure: I used to work for this band as their intern. Now I am happy that two things have changed: 1) I don’t have to carry their equipment anymore. 2) They play less random bars in lieu for better known venues. They are a Brooklyn based quartet made up of Bill Mayo, Ezra Huleatt, Krisana Saponpong, and Jason Holmes.

The band has a sound that is hard to explicitly define while …

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Neon Hitch 10/20 Music Hall of Williamsburg Review

October 24, 2010 drainu182 0

Neon Hitches the party into high gear

By Britnee Foreman

Going to CMJ music festival is essentially like recess for the music industry. It’s like a week-long Christmas party filled with booze and music. And now that I’ve had a week to recover, let me tell you about all the amazingness that I got to witness during one of the best weeks of my life.
The first night got off to a late start. The trains in NYC are quite …

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Company of Thieves 10/21 Bowery Ballroom Review

October 23, 2010 drainu182 0

Company of Thieves and Merriment

By Britnee Foreman

I love Company of Thieves. I’ve seen them play before at the Bowery Ballroom (which is where they played this time) and I always enjoy their music. Needless to say this will be an easy review. The Chicago quintet is made up of Genevieve Schatz: Vocals, Marc Walloch: Guitar, Mike Ortiz: Drums, Mike Maimone: Keys and percussion, Chris Faller: Bass and Percussion.

The group is a band of amazing musicians that put …

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LINFINITY RELEASE COVER OF BEN E. KING’S “SPANISH HARLEM”, PREP FOR CMJ SHOWS AND FALL TOUR DATES

October 20, 2010 drainu182 0

As a follow up to their cover of the Talking Heads “Road To Nowhere” Linfinity have unveiled their cover of Ben E. King’s “Spanish Harlem” They’ll be playing these songs and music from their recent release Martian’s Bloom this week at CMJ, where they were named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “Top 12 Bands” appearing at the festival this year. “The New York quintet’s songs are compact yet anthematic,” they write, “and they spice up their …