CMJ Days Three (Part II), Four, and Five (Our Showcase).
Brooklyn indie rockers, Snowmine were an unexpected find during our CMJ experience. “SNOWMINE is a five piece band from Brooklyn. Their methods of healing people requires an hour of therapy with the band’s psychedelic pop sounds” (Earmilk). Their bubbly sound, definitely put us in good spirits whilst swaying to their blissful melodies. Pyschadelic rock is surely one way to describe what they create. Regardless of how it should be classified, it’ll lift even the darkest of spirits.
Keeping spirits high, Chad Valley’s purely 60′s pop style mixed powerful beats with amazing vocals. “I think this description of his sound is very on point: “60′s music being given a shimmery modern electronic makeover”. I adore this whole collection – ENJOY and be happy” (Expose Express). We loved him so much, we caught him the following night at YVYNYL’s MEGABLAAG Party.
Cooling things down a notch, the seductive Elizabeth Harper of Class Actress played her new tracks (including Weekend) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. She’s been on both the music and fashion radar for quite some time now and we definitely saw why. With her “business casual” attire and sultry voice, it’s enough to make anyone swoon. “…when Class Actress tells you to come closer, you do as you’re told. That’s how we wound up backstage last night with front woman Elizabeth Harper” (Paper Mag).
We are lucky enough to catch Purity Ring at Webster Hall. They were supporting Com Truise and Neon Indian. The lead singer’s voice reminded us a little of Bjork, but the background music was something from a galaxy far far away. Futuristic, dark, and captivating are just a few of the many words we could use to describe this act. “Purity Ringdelivered to the heavy amounts of hype that came along the way. Heavy electronic beats and Megan James hypnotizing vocals do wonders live” (We All Want Someone to Shout For).
After seeing all those wonderful acts, we geared up for our very own showcase on Saturday at Bar Matchless. We partnered with Paper Trail Music and The Sky Report to bring Moon Furies, Quiet Lights,Syvia, Dinosaur Bones, Infernal Devices, Beat Connection, andMillionyoung to the stage. All acts appealed to different audiences but were mostly rooted in the indie electro genre, with the exception of Quiet Lights and Dinosaur Bones (who were pure indie-rock magic). Check out some photo highlights from the show below: