Every year, the best new names in music descend upon New York City for the CMJ Music Marathon. Hundreds of artists play the event, so the lineup released today by CMJ is only a small sampling of what’s to come this October. Still, if this list is any indication of what’s to come, this year’s CMJ is going to be pretty awesome.
The preliminary lineup features a few more established names than usual, including former Broken Social Scene leader Kevin Drew, The Helio Sequence, and reunited indie/punk band The Dismemberment Plan, who are releasing their first new album in 14 years. A few of this year’s most-hyped bands made the cut, including British punk press darlings Savages (who were the talk of last year’s CMJ) and Speedy Ortiz.
This year’s CMJ Music Marathon runs from October 15th through October 19th all across New York City. Tickets and all-access badges for CMJ can be purchased here. You can check out the full preliminary lineup below:
The Dismemberment Plan
Half Moon Run
Lee Fields & The Expressions
The Long Winters