We’re a few days into the musical beast that is CMJ 2014! TuneCore is thrilled to be sponsoring The Beehive event, presented by online publication/events promotion collective The Wild Honey Pie. The event takes place Saturday, October 25th at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar from 12PM-2AM (165 Banker St, New York, NY 11222), and to make things even sweeter, it’s FREE with RSVP!
We’re more than proud to boast that 40% of ALL artists performing at CMJ 2014 have distributed using TuneCore. We hope you’re able to come hang out with us on Saturday, but in the meantime, learn a little bit more about the awesome TuneCore artists that will be playing:
Twin Wave (12:00PM)
“Since forming in early 2013, psych-pop outfit Twin Wave have made quite a splash with sets performing at the New Music Seminar, MTV’s O Music Awards, and NYC’s CMJ Festival as part of the Deli Magazine’s showcase.” The group released their most recent single, “Into The Night” in October of 2014 (distributing via TuneCore).
“Neighbors is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based songwriter Noah Stitelman. Collaborating with Philadelphia producer Kyle “Slick” Johnson (whose work includes albums by Modest Mouse, The Hives, and Rogue Wave), Neighbors released its debut full length, Good Luck, Kid, in the fall of 2012.” Neighbors recently released Failure in 2014 (both via TuneCore).
Fort Lean (3:45PM)
Fort Lean is a 5-piece indie rock group from Brooklyn who have been releasing through TuneCore since 2011. This year is not Fort Lean’s first go-around at CMJ: in 2011, they were a declared a “standout” act by New York Times. They’ve continued to receive critical praise from MTV Buzzworthy & A.V. Club, and plan to release their first LP Quiet Day in early 2015.
Brooklyn-based Yellerkin bond indie folk with electronica, using instruments like banjos and bass guitars combined with deep production tools. Formed by childhood friends Adrian Galvin and Luca Buccellati, Yellerkin has released several singles and a self-titled EP, distributing through TuneCore.
Modern Rivals (10:00PM)
“Modern Rivals weaves whirling keyboard lines, lush loops, and dreamy guitar tones around balladic vocals and a hard-hitting percussive backdrop. Their complex, yet gracefully composed arrangements radiate a sort of controlled chaos, as textures and tones swim along with a glowing beauty.” The Brooklyn-based 5-piece released Cemetery Dares (via TuneCore) in early 2014.
Zella Day (11:00PM)
LA-based Zella Day “incorporates her simplistic roots and blends them with the eclectic sounds of the West Coast.” Her work has been receiving critical acclaim in the blog-world, as well as publications like The Guardian. Zella Day began releasing tracks through TuneCore in 2012, and her most recent single, “Hypnotic”, was featured as iTune’s “Free Singles of the Week”.
Little Daylight (12:00AM)
Fun and bouncy indie-pop group Little Daylight is Nikki Taylor, Matt Lewkowicz, and Eric Zeiler. Based in Brooklyn and formed in 2012, the trio began simply working on remixes, with their debut live performance taking place at SXSW 2013. The three members share songwriting and production duties & released their latest single “Let’s Dance” (via TuneCore) in September 2014.
The Echo Friendly (TBA)
Described as an “off and on again couple”, The Echo Friendly are Jake Rabinbach and Shannon Esper. The group shows influence from 80’s and 90’s pop and post-punk, and released the first single off their latest LP (Love Panic) titled “F**k It and Whatever” via TuneCore.
Also on Saturday’s bill: Highs, Turf War, BøRNS, Salt Cathedral, Jack + Eliza, and Sun Club.