Strange Talk, Photo by Deneka Peniston

CMJ 2013 invites a few old friends to return to the stage, while welcoming hundreds of gifted new ones to blow our minds for the first time. This year’s line-up also builds on 2012′s international roster, pulling talent from across the globe to one of the world’s most influential outlets for rising artists.

Tonight we announce the first round of 2013 performing artists at Bowery Electric in a throw down with official apparel sponsor, Champion. We’ll have more details on the party here soon, including photos of Magic Man and Weekend providing the soundtrack.

In the meantime here are some highlights of the upcoming 2013 line-up:

ASTR
Betty Who
The Dismemberment Plan
Empress Of
Fuck Buttons
Godflesh
HAERTS
Half Moon Run
Helio Sequence
Hunters
JMSN
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Lovelife
Menomena
Nick Waterhouse
Obits
Quadron
Saul Williams
Savages
Speedy Ortiz
The Griswolds
The Long Winters
Woodkid

Additional artists in the initial 2013 line-up include:

Bad Suns * Ball Park Music * Black City Lights * Bear Mountain * Big Black Delta * Black Light Dinner Party * BLK Kathy * Bored Nothing * Calvin Love * Cardiknox * Caught A Ghost * Chrome Sparks * City Riots * Cloak Ox * Continuum * Courtney Barnett * Dan Croll * Deep Cotton * Deep Dark Woods * Diane Birch * Dorine Levy * Dune Rats * Duologue * Dusted * Ejecta * Eleanor Friedberger * Electric Wire Hustle * Elizabeth Rose * Elle King * Elliot and The Ghost * Emperors * Enola Fall * Ex-Cult * Firehorse * GEMS * Geoffrey O’Connor * Ghost Wave * Ginger And The Ghost * Gossling * Grizfolk * Gus + Scout * Hopspin * In The Valley Below * INVSN * Jacco Gardner * JBM * Jessy Lanza * Jetta * John Murry * Julia Easterlin * July Talk * Junior Prom * Kid Karate * Kill It Kid * King Dude * Landshapes * Larry Gus * Lawrence Rothman * Le Trouble * Lee Bannon * Little Daylight * Lindi Ortega * Magic Man * Marc Kinchen * Marijuana Deathsquads * Misun * Moonstone * Nicole Mercedes and the Affair * Night Drive * NONONO * North Highlands * Oh Mercy * Okta Logue * Optic Yellow Felt * Orgone * P.O.S.* Panama Wedding * Peachpit * Pelican * People Get Ready * Pictureplane * Ponyboy * Pool Cosby * RATKING * REPTILES * Reuben and the Dark * Royal Bangs * Saint Rich * Sheppard * Shigeto  * Slim Twig * Squad * Still Corners * Story of the Running Wolf * Strange Talk * Streets of Laredo * TEEN * The Aprons * The Delta * Riggs * The History of Apple Pie * The Novocaines * The Preatures * Them Swoops * Tiny Ruins * Touch * Sensitive * Tremor Low * TV Ghost * U.S. Girls * Vadoinmessico * WET * Will Stratton * Wilsen * World’s End * Press * Yamantaka // Sonic Titan *

Listen to selected tracks by these and the other announced artists on rdio or Spotify!


Badges for CMJ Music Marathon 2013 are still available at an early bird discount, get one here!