Welcome to our second installment featuring CMJ’s OurStage Staff Picks from the CMJ Relay Blog. CMJ is well known for their industry leading New Music Report magazine, which contains music reviews, artist news and interviews with the best artists being played on college radio. The New Music Report contains top-played charts compiled from college radio stations all across the US. CMJ is also well known for hosting the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival , a city wide festival in New York featuring the best emerging artists and film makers.
“Summer’s The Worst”
Leviton’s acerbic lyricism is offset by his jangly, upbeat ukulele playing.
RIYL: Jens Lekman, Magnetic Fields, The Boy Least Likely To
Hip Hop Channel
Lone Wolf is suspicious like Mr. Lif with spitting reminiscent of Blackalicious. Paranoid shows promise.
RIYL: Sun Zoo, Gift Of Gab, Aesop Rock
With driving rhythms that are backed by some serious horn action, Ten Minute Turns reminds you to dust off your dancing shoes with their tight harmonies and sharp lyrics.
RIYL: Spoon, Of Montreal, They Might Be Giants