Matthew E. White

Photo by Clayton Carr

If you could give any piece of advice to bands playing CMJ next year, what would it be?
Matthew E. White: Give everything you have when you perform. There are a lot of things in NYC and at CMJ that can be distracting, but never let anything that goes on around you take away from the 45 minutes you get to perform your craft on stage. That is a privilege to always be thankful for.

Matthew E. White “One of These Days” by Matthew E. White


Le1f

Photo by Katie Chow

Dark York by LE1F


Little Green Cars

Photo by Jenna Ross

The John Wayne (Radio Edit) by Little Green Cars by Young & Lost Club


Angel Haze

Photo by Lesley Keller

Angel Haze Cleaning Out My Closet by fuckraeen


Metz

Photo by Violeta Alvarez

What was the weirdest thing you saw in the audience during your CMJ shows?
Probably the crowd tearing pizza boxes to shreds in the mosh pit during the Pissed Jeans show.

If you could give any piece of advice to bands playing CMJ next year, what woud it be?
Sleep.

METZ – Headache by SubPop

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