NewsAugust 28, 2013 10:30 AM ET4,056 views

CMJ Music Marathon 2013 announces initial lineup

Official press release: CMJ Music Marathon is pleased to announce the first round of performing artists for this year's event, held October 15-19 in New York City. The 2013 festival revisits a few old friends while inviting hundreds of gifted new ones. This year's line-up also builds on last year's diverse, international roster, pulling talent from across the globe for one of the world's most influential outlets for rising artists. Visit for more details on 2013 performing artists, hundreds more of whom will be announced in coming weeks. Highlights include: ASTR, Betty Who, DIANA, The Dismemberment Plan, Empress Of, Fuck Buttons, Glasser, Godflesh, The Griswolds, HAERTS, Half Moon Run, Helio Sequence, Hunters, JMSN, Kevin Drew, Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Long Winters, Lovelife, Menomena, The Neighbourhood, Nick Waterhouse, Obits, Quadron, Saul Williams, Savages, Speedy Ortiz, Woodkid Additional artists in the initial line-up include: Bad Suns * Ball Park Music * Black City Lights * Bear Mountain * Big Black Delta * Black Light Dinner Party * BLK Kathy * Bored Nothing * Calvin Love * Cardiknox * Caught A Ghost * Chrome Sparks * City Riots * Cloak Ox * Continuum * Courtney Barnett * Dan Croll * Deep Cotton * Deep Dark Woods * Diane Birch * Dorine Levy * Dune Rats * Duologue * Dusted * Ejecta * Eleanor Friedberger * Electric Wire Hustle * Elizabeth Rose * Elle King * Elliot and The Ghost * Emperors * Enola Fall * Ex-Cult * Firehorse * Frontier Ruckus * GEMS * Geoffrey O'Connor* * Ghost Wave * Ginger And The Ghost * Gossling * Grizfolk *Gus + Scout * Hopspin * In The Valley Below * INVSN * Jacco Gardner * JBM * *Jessy Lanza * Jetta *John Murry * Julia Easterlin * July Talk * Junior Prom * Kid Karate * Kill It Kid * King Dude * Landshapes * Larry Gus * *Lawrence Rothman * Le Trouble * Lee Bannon * Little Daylight * Lindi Ortega * Magic Man * Marc Kinchen * Marijuana Deathsquads * Misun * Moonstone * Nicole Mercedes and the Affair * Night Drive * NONONO * North Highlands * Oh Mercy * Okta Logue * Optic Yellow Felt * Orgone* * P.O.S.* Panama Wedding * Peachpit * Pelican * People Get Ready * Pictureplane * Ponyboy * Pool Cosby * RATKING * REPTILES * Reuben and the Dark * Royal Bangs * Saint Rich * Sheppard * Shigeto * Sir Sly * Slim Twig * Squad * Still Corners * Story of the Running Wolf * Strange Talk * Streets of Laredo * TEEN * The Aprons * The Delta * Riggs * The History of Apple Pie * The Novocaines * The Preatures *Them Swoops * Tiny Ruins * Touch * Sensitive * Tremor Low * TV Ghost * U.S. Girls * Vadoinmessico * WET * Will Stratton * Wilsen * World's End * Press * Yamantaka // Sonic Titan * To celebrate, CMJ partied last night with Champion, official apparel sponsor of CMJ 2013, at Bowery Electric in Manhattan's East Village. CMJ alums Weekend performed with CMJ 2013 artist Magic Man, and all guests received apparel gift bags from Champion. This first list is a mere glimpse at the full force of the CMJ 2013 artist roster, which is filling out more every day. This year CMJ Music Marathon will bring a talented pool of divergent artists together in NYC for five nonstop days and nights. Check in with for more details on the latest programming, including panels and other events to be announced in the lead-up to the festival. Early discounts still apply on CMJ Music Marathon badges, so purchase one here.


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anonymous 8/28/2013 7:46:34 AM

A long list of bands I have never heard of

anonymous 8/28/2013 7:56:54 AM

Scummy new york hipsters are stoked.

anonymous 8/28/2013 8:03:00 AM

The history of apple pie

cacabutt 8/28/2013 8:08:00 AM


cacabutt 8/28/2013 8:08:39 AM

not to be confused with RATKING

anonymous 8/28/2013 8:59:00 AM

i slept with pool cosby, group of good guys with average size wangs. btw Pelican?

anonymous 8/28/2013 9:09:43 AM

So all those names are one band right?

anonymous 8/28/2013 9:22:10 AM

biggest gay fest ever

anonymous 8/28/2013 9:22:47 AM


anonymous 8/28/2013 9:23:17 AM


anonymous 8/28/2013 9:26:08 AM

Emmure should be on this

SuckMeBeautiful 8/28/2013 9:43:01 AM

Really? Those are all real bands?

Dyami_LIAV 8/28/2013 9:52:11 AM

CMJ (the College Music Journal - is the magazine even in print anymore?), and this fest in general, hasn't been relevant since the 90s. I mean seriously, you really think college kids who are into underground/indie music (regardless of genre) listen to the radio? Get real.

estep 8/28/2013 9:59:48 AM

Ham radio

anonymous 8/28/2013 11:30:33 AM

And this is on a metal site because....

estep 8/28/2013 12:15:04 PM is down

Hibuddywazup 8/28/2013 1:37:02 PM

PBR should sponsor this.

anonymous 8/28/2013 9:35:49 PM

P.O.S is pretty good, seen them at warped 09, just some rapper..yeah.. too bad its not coming to pittsburgh im real bummed...ya...

anonymous 8/29/2013 6:53:08 AM

C+C Music Factory should be on this

anonymous 8/29/2013 7:33:31 AM

'To celebrate, CMJ partied last night with Champion, official apparel sponsor of CMJ 2013, at Bowery Electric in Manhattan's East Village. CMJ alums Weekend performed with CMJ 2013 artist Magic Man, and all guests received apparel gift bags from Champion.' way to brag.....hope you have fun w those mesh shorts

anonymous 8/29/2013 4:32:09 PM

i really enjoy and have heard of a few of these bands -nobody

anonymous 8/29/2013 8:48:05 PM

lol Hopsin

anonymous 8/30/2013 2:56:40 PM


anonymous 9/1/2013 12:29:49 PM

The 'I Couldn't Come Up With A Better Band Name' fest.

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