CMJ Announces 2013 Music Marathon Lineup

The annual CMJ Music Marathon has just announced their giant first round of performing artists for this year’s event, held October 15-19 in New York City. The 2013 festival includes LMB favorites like The Dismemberment Plan, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Nick Waterhouse, Saul Williams, Helio Sequence, Savages and more. Check out the first installment of artists below and visit for more details on 2013 performing artists, hundreds more of whom will be announced in coming weeks.


ASTR, Betty Who, DIANA, The Dismemberment Plan, Empress Of, F*** 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.

New for 2013, CMJ’s partnership with Spindio ( will allow attendees to view the entire artist schedule in one handy app. It’s part interactive map, part streaming radio, and the power of organizing your CMJ Music Marathon itinerary in the palm of your hand. Spindio streams the music from any artist selected while showing their event listing and location. Attendees can filter by date and genre, and link to more information with ease .The CMJ Spindio app also utilizes listener preferences to prioritize music tracks from artists for a tailored experience. As a premium web app, it works readily on all PC and mobile devices.

About CMJ Music Marathon

CMJ Music Marathon is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music. For five nonstop days and nights, CMJ features over 1,400 live performances in more than 80 of New York City’s greatest venues. CMJ also presents over 100 informative conference events with renowned speakers, an Entertainment Business Law Seminar, and College Day, programmed especially for college and non-commercial radio programmers. A full CMJ badge grants access to shows, Q&As, meet and greets, mixers and parties. CMJ 2013 is headquartered at New York University’s Greenwich Village campus. For more information, please visit All CMJ Music Marathon events are subject to change without notice.