[ photo by xPerigryn ]
We are all CMJ everything this week, including the theme of this mixtape. Our Music Department team is cross-country journeying to New York City for a week of musical discovery and good times. [Insert plug for our Official After Party with Bandsintown that you can RSVP for HERE.]
The artists featured on this array of tunes are performing this week and deserve your attention.
Per usual, click the links to see how you can support the artists – download their new EP off iTunes, mosh at their next concert, etc. Just do it.
Follow us on our Twitter as I live-tweet the entire week’s events from New York City, and keep your eyes here for a full write-up with photos of the week once the madness ends.
01. ALEX WINSTON – “The Fold” // Ms. Winston is one of our favorite artists to emerge in the past few years. I might have already seen her four times // might be seeing her again tomorrow night. (I have, and I am).
02. LEVEK – “Black Mold Grow” // Levek’s album is too gorgeous. It’s the definitive sound of fall for me. There’s something so classic about this track.
03. SKY FERREIRA – “Red Lips” // Sky Ferreira has been owning everything recently. Her EP Ghost comes out tomorrow, and it’s seriously incredible.
04. ICONA POP – “I Love It (featuring Charli XCX)” // Quite frankly, we are obsessed with Icona Pop. Their live show is one of the most enjoyable concerts I’ve ever been to, so the fact that we’re seeing them this week leaves us all quite elated.
06. IO ECHO – “Ministry of Love” // Io Echo are dropping their new EP tomorrow, and we agree with everyone else in saying that big things are coming for this LA band.
07. JJAMZ – “Heartbeat” // A sentence I never thought I’d type – this song got huge when it was used in the newest MySpace advertisement. (Strange, right?) It’s an absolute smash from this supergroup.
08. DAUGHTER – “Smother” // Daughter consistently pour out heart-bearing, soul-wrenching music.
10. THE SHIVERS – “Irrational Love” // We are beyond excited for The Shivers to play our showcase this Thursday. They’re an office favorite.
Enjoy the week, y’all.