News•August 28, 2013 10:30 AM ET•4,004 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 CMJ.com/marathon 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 www.cmj.com/marathon 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.