CMJ Music to Love

by on October 26, 2009

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For those of you not in the college radio loop, CMJ is both a magazine – the College Music Journal, basically the Billboard of College radio – and a spectacular music festival which wrapped up in NYC this weekend. Amongst the many, many artists and labels and promoters and stations in attendance were a few stand-outs:

MyNameIsJohnMichael

Anyone who can play folk rock over a swing beat and incorporate an accordian without sounding like the musical equivalent of a bowtie (for clarification, see Professor Hamlin), deserves nothing but love. Check out their songs Character Piece and Elders.

www.myspace.com/mynameisjohnmichael

Friendly Fires

These guys provide the music festival’s requisite electro pop (allegedly with punk influences…) with punchy beats and a decidely dancefloor-friendly sound. Give Skeleton Boy and Paris a listen.

www.myspace.com/friendlyfires

Still Life Still

Quite simply, if your slow mornings don’t yet have a soundtrack, look no further than Still Life Still. If they already have a soundtrack, add Kid and Pastel to it.

www.myspace.com/stilllifestill