For over thirty years now the CMJ Music Marathon has been taking over the clubs of New York with the best in indie music from throughout the world. This year’s lineup is, predictably, chock full of most every band you’ve been meaning to get around to seeing this year, and hundreds more that you don’t even know that you’re going to love yet. 1,300 odd bands will load into over 80 clubs from Tuesday through Saturday this week, an overabundance of talent that would be literally impossible to take full advantage of. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try anyway. We’ll call out some of our favorites over the course of the week here, but to get things started, here a few of the dozens you should try to check out on Tuesday. See the full lineup of bands and panels here.
Foxes In Fiction
The project from Toronto dreamer Warren Hildebrand is a collection of flat horizon soundscapes of cresting feedback and somnolent noise that sounds like white noise for the pensive soul. Hear more. Performance schedule here.
A band woefully left out of my post about Boston bands the other day, Gentlemen Hall are a curiously engaging hybrid of synth pop, angular guitar rock, and flute-led trip outs. Hear more. Performance schedule here.
One of our favorite producers we discovered at last year’s CMJ, Teen Daze constructs gorgeous, crackling laptop symphonies that lean on the melancholy of technological nostalgia with an organic charm. Hear more. Performance schedule here.