CMJ 2009: Free MP3s
On the streets surrounding Spinner's New York HQ, hundreds of bands are swarming showcases, free shows and day parties, which can only mean one thing: The 2009 CMJ festival is upon us. The annual music marathon, now in its 29th year, features upcoming and established bands from around the globe and has long been heralded as a springboard to music stardom.
Feeling a little overwhelmed at the idea of so many bands with so little time? We've got you covered. Whether you're in town for the festival or just hoping to hear about the next big thing, our free MP3s are the perfect preview for CMJ 2009, featuring bands including the XX, the Antlers, School of Seven Bells and many more -- so pack that iPod!
The Antlers, 'Two'
Au Revoir Simone, 'Lark' (Ruff and Jam Mix)
The Budos Band, 'Chicago Falcon'
Cale Parks, 'One at a Time'
Drink Up Buttercup, 'Farewell Captain'
Heavy Trash, 'Gee, I Really Love You'
Holiday Shores, 'Phones Don't Feud'
James Pants, 'We're Through'
Jets Overhead, 'It's a Funny Thing'
Japandroids, 'Young Hearts Spark Fire'
Menahan Street Band, 'Make the Road by Walking'
Middle Distance Runner, 'The Fury'
Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, 'What Have You Done?'