CMJ 2012 Artists: Chad Valley, Delicate Steve, Erika Spring, Fenster, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Reptile Youth, Rush Midnight, Slam Donahue, Yukon Blonde

By on October 7, 2012

[Stream CASCINE Standouts at SoundCloud
This exclusive event will feature special performances by artists from labels Cascine and Ghostly International with a limited number of tickets being sold in advance. Buyers will receive a Matthew Dear Slowdance EP and a Cascine Standouts compilation CD. The first 50 CMJ badges will be allowed entry.   

     Performances By:
  Jensen Sportag – 2-3am
Michna – 1:15-2am
Chad Valley – 12:30-1:15am
Choir of Young Believers – 11:45-12:15am
Erika Spring – 11-11:30pm
Selebrities – 10:15-10:45pm
Rush Midnight – 9:30-10pm
Heathered Pearls – 9pm and in between sets 

AKA Hugo Manuel of Oxford, UK’s Jonquil will release his debut full-length on Oct. 30 via Cascine, including collaborations with Twin Shadow, Glasser, Active Child, El Perro Del Mar, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and more. NPR has described his songs as ‘lush and captivating..infectious.’    

Wednesday 10/17 – New York, NY – Le Baron (Ghostly & Cascine Presents: CMJ Showcase) 
Thursday 10/18 – New York, NY – Pianos (I Guess I’m Floating) @ 6:00 pm
Friday 10/19 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl (Windish Agency Showcase) @12:00 pm



The NY-multi instrumentalist has toured with Girl Talk, Sigur Ros, Yeasayer, Tune Yards, and Omar Rodriguez Lopez this summer behind his sophomore Positve Forcealbum, out now on Luaka Bop. He wrote, performed, recorded, and mixed everything on the album and has been praised by NPR, SPIN, Stereogum, Paste and more.
Tuesday 10/16 – New York, NY – Marlin Room at Webster Hall (My Social List Party) @ 11:45pm
Friday 10/19 – New York, NY – Knitting Factory  (Distiller Party)
Saturday 10/20 – New York, NY – Cake Shop (Village Voice & Panache Showcase) @ 5:30pm
Saturday 10/20 – Brooklyn, NY – Public Assembly (Consequence of Sound Showcase) @ 12am


Singer/keyboardist of Au Revoir Simone released her self-titled debut EP this spring on Cascine. Backed by Jorge Elbrecht of Violens on percussion and as producer, she has taken elements of her band’s sound and spun them into her own brand of bittersweet, sun-bleached pop. The EP has seen praise from Vogue, Pitchfork, and MTV Hive among others.
Wednesday 10/17- New York, NY – Le Baron 
(Ghostly & Cascine Presents: CMJ Showcase)


The NY/Berlin based trio returns after playing their first shows in the US and SXSW this spring behind its debut Bones(Morr Music). Influenced by The Velvet Underground and city soundscapes, at times, you might be reminded of an American version of The xx. NPR says, ‘Fenster nails the male-female vocals and sparse, lo-fi sound’ and VMAN raves, ‘Fenster is also the biggest & best indie…band you haven’t yet heard of.
Friday 10/19 – Brooklyn, NY – Trash Bar
LA/Austin dream pop band will release its UntogetherLP next week. Their ethereal songs have been highlighted by NPR, Paste, reached #1 on Hype Machine, and the list goes on. The new album follows last year’s Paper Crush EP whose lead single ‘Teenage Tide’ was featured on 90210, with Rolling Stone calling it “a blissful, shimmery track” and USA Today saying, “it captures the essence of teen dreams.”
Thursday 10/18 – The Delancey (Deli Mag Party) @ 12am
Friday 10/19 – Spike Hill (Baeble Party) @ 7pm
Danish rebel-pop duo whose live set borders on barely contained chaos will make its US debut! In 2011, Reptile Youth performed at notable festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Reeperbahn Festival, Unit Tokyo, and Roskilde Festival, as the only band without an actual release. Stream ‘Speeddance‘ at SoundCloud.

Twin Shadow’s own Russell Manning will release his debut EP, +1on Oct. 30th via Cascine. The album is produced in part by George Lewis Jr. and features guest vocals on a track by Doe Paoro, who Russ has remixed in the past.
Wednesday 10/17 – New York, NY – Le Baron  
(Ghostly & Cascine Presents: CMJ Showcase)


The Brooklyn pop band recently released its Hemlock Tea EP, produced by Ayad Al Adhamy (Passion Pit, Team Spirit), and out now with Cantora (MGMT, Bear Hands). Noisey says ‘It’s pretty much impossible to get most of their songs out of your head,’ and MAGNET praised their ‘undeniably on-point pop instincts,’ as their songs are ‘overflowing with joy [and] an adorable accessibility.’
Tuesday 10/16 –  New York, NY – Pianos (Banners party w/ Wild Honey Pie/Pianos/Black Bell) @ 11:50pm
Thursday 10/18 – New York, NY – YXPO 929
Friday 10/19 – New York, NY – Bowery Electric (Cantora Showcase) @ 11:00pm

The Vancouver, BC band is touring behind its sophomore Tiger Talk LP on Dine Alone (Tokyo Police Club, Neon Indian). Unrepentantly poppy, the new songs evoke late-’70s/early-’80s post-punk and draw inspiration from artists like the Buzzcocks, Ramones and Talking Heads. They’ve been featured in USA Today, Alternative Press, American Songwriter, Relix, and MAGNET, who say they’re “reminiscent of Buffalo Springfield, Gram Parsons and Sloan’s boundary-breaking power-solo album ‘Twice Removed’.

Wednesday 10/17 – New York, NY – Webster Hall w/ The Jezabels


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.