CMJ Music Marathon is proud to announce its first round of artists for this year's event, held October 16-20 in New York City. The 2012 festival includes CMJ's most wide-reaching line-up to date, drawing on acts from a broad spectrum of countries, backgrounds, and genres. Attendees of previous CMJ festivals are already familiar with the Marathon's adventurous programming, but the 2012 festival is the boldest manifestation of CMJ's commitment to exposing the world's best new talent.
Please visit www.cmj.com/marathon for full details on 2012 performing artists announced so far. Highlights include:
The Presets, The Walkmen, The Mountain Goats, Kimbra, GZA, OFF!, King Tuff, Killer Mike, Com Truise, DIIV, Pig Destroyer, The Jezabels, Electric Guest, Poolside, Daughn Gibson, Robert DeLong, Icona Pop, Emma Louise, Mac DeMarco, Prince Rama, Young Magic, MS MR, Sundress, The Soul Rebels, Twerps
Additional artists announced as part of the initial line-up include:
7 Estrelo * Aan * Amy Bezunartea * Anberlin * Andy Suzuki & The Method * Apollo Run * Arthur Beatrice * At Sea * Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew * Beacon * Bear Hands * Beast Patrol * Bend Sinister * Bertrand Burgalat * Black Milk * The Blakes * Blaudzun * Bonde De Role * Brainstorm * Busy Living * The Catch Fire * Cemeteries * Communist Daughter *Country Mice * Cruiser * Daniel Dexter * Deap Vally * Debo Band * Dent May * Die!Die!Die! * Dinowalrus * Dirty Fences * Disorder * Dog Bite * Dog Is Dead * Dope D.O.D. *Duologue * Dusted * The English Beat * Exitmusic * Fenster * Filligar * Find Vienna * The Flying Eyes * The Foot. * Foreign Fields * Fort Frances * Foxygen * The Front Bottoms *Generationals * Geographer * Get People * Ghost Wave * Gold Fields * The Good Natured * Gospels * GummiHz * Half Moon Run * Happy People * Hey Marseilles * High Highs *Hilotrons * The Hounds Below * Housse de Racket * The Intelligence * Into It. Over It. * Io Echo * Isaac Delusion * J*Davey * Jacob Jeffries Band * Jennifer O'Connor * Jensen Sportag * Jim White * JJAMZ * Karl Hendricks Trio * Kyla La Grange * Labyrinth Ear * The Laurels * Le Blorr * Leaf Bird * Leagues * Leopold and his Fiction * Lescop * Levek * Lily and the Parlour Tricks * The Love Language * The Luyas * Ma'am * Magmana * Main Attrakionz * Mansions * ME * Mean Creek * Men and Whales * Mercies * Metalleg * METZ *Michna * The Midnight Beast * Mike Simonetti * Millionyoung * MNDR * Moon Hooch * Moon King * Mount Moriah * My Dear Mycroft * My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult * Nneka *NO * Oddisee * Opossom * Paul Collins * Physical Therapy * Pissed Jeans * Poor Moon * The Postelles * Psychic Twin * Pujol * RackNRuin * Rebecca Gates * Reigning Sound *Reptile Youth * Res * Robert Glasper * Roomrunner * Rudimental * Rumors * Rush Midnight * Salt to Bitters * Schoepp & The Shades * Sea Wolf * Sean Nicholas Savage * Sean Price * Selebrities * Septicflesh * Shark? * Sinkane * Skaters * Skinny Lister * Skipping Girl Vinegar * Slam Donahue * Slowdance * Solid Gold * The Spits * The Stepkids *Strange Talk * Such Hounds * T.H. White * Talib Kweli * Tauk * Tempers * Tim Foljahn * Tiny Victories * Tom Lark * Tomorrow's World * TOPS * Trapper * Turf War * Twin Tigers *Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown * U.S. Royalty * The Ugly Club * Unicorn Kid * The Virginmarys * Vockah Redu * Von Haze * Way Yes * We Can't Enjoy Ourselves * Wild Child *William Tyler * Woodsman * World's End Press * Woz * Yan Wagner * You Won't * Young Buffalo * Young Evils * Zulu Pearls
Last night, CMJ teamed up with Champion Athleticwear, the official apparel sponsor of CMJ 2012, to stage a memorable Artist Line-Up Announcement party at the legendary Mercury Lounge in New York City. Alongside performances from CMJ 2011 alumni Tanlines and CMJ 2012 performing artist Sinkane, Champion introduced the official CMJ 2012 T-shirt, commissioned by designer and Les Savy Fav frontman Tim Harrington.
The initial artist line-up is just a taste of what's to come, with thousands more artists, panels and events to be announced in the lead-up to the festival. Keep an eye on www.cmj.com/marathon for more details on the latest programming. To purchase a CMJ Music Marathon badge, please visit: www.cmj.com/marathon/attend.