First Round Lineup Announced for CMJ Music Marathon 2014

posted by Dan Murphy on August 28, 2014

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New York City -- CMJ Music Marathon has announced the first round lineup for its 2014 festival, and we can expect some big players in the up-and-coming independent music scene as well as several more established acts. The Kills, Cold War Kids, Bombay Bicycle ClubSlowdive, and The Horrors lead the current roster. 

On the newer side of the lineup, we'll see Courtney Barnett, Twin Peaks, Hunters, and San Fermin as well as Ballet School, White Fence, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, and Porches. Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way will also perform in support of his upcoming solo record Hesitant Alien. Scroll down to view the full first round lineup. 

The CMJ Music Marathon began in 1980 and has since become a significant vehicle for breaking new artists. The festival portion will take place in various venues across New York City, and passes are currently available with full badges selling for $500 and student badges for $315 with a valid student ID. If you plan to attend, make sure you check out our CMJ Festival Guide for travel insights and local recommendations divided into key CMJ neighborhoods. 

Full First Round Lineup: 2:54, A-Lin, Andrew Cedermark, Audego, Avid Dancer, Ayer, Bad//Dreems, Ballet School, Bambara, Bear's Den, Bikini Carwash, Bliss Blood and Al Street, Bombay Bicycle Club, Bored Nothing, Bully, Cathedrals, Celebration, Chandos, Cheerleader, Cold War Kids, Courtney Barnett, Curtin, D. D Dumbo, Dan & Shay, Daniel Avery, Dead Tenants, DMA's, Doe Paoro, Dog Bite, Dog G, Doprah, Dune Rats, Dusky, Eastern Hollows, Eluveite, Faded Paper Figures, Faux Ferocious, Feverer, Free Time, Gem Club, Gerard Way, Glass Towers, Greys, GRMLN, Guy Blakeslee, Haybaby, Heat, Homeshake, Horse Thief, Hunters, Ice Balloons, Johnny Lewis, JPNSGRLS, Juan Waters, Kate Boy, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Lee Bain III & the Glory Fires, Luantan Ascent, Luluc, Made in Heights, Marc Edward & Slip Stream Time Travel, Matthew Dear, Me Chinese, Meatbodies, Money, Moon Duo, Moon Taxi, Mt. Royal, Nick Hakim, Nuns, OBN IIIs, Odonis Odonis, Old Monk, Orchestra of Spheres, Orenda Fink, Pins, Porches, Potty Mouth, Pro Era, Protomartyr, Public Access TV, Public Speaking, Purling Hiss, RAC, Red Oblivion, Reigning Sound, Reversus, Robot Death Kites, Room Full of Strangers, Saint Pepsi, Sam Roberts Band, Sampology, San Fermin, Shelly Burgnon, Shonen Knife, Slothrust, Slowdive, Spreaders, Taymir, Teddy Midnight, Teen, The Kickback, The Kills, The Living Kills, The Recordettes, The Rua, The Wytches, Tiger Dare, Tom Trago, Tom Vek, Tor Miller, Twin Peaks, Ultimate Painting, Veda Rays, Vertie', Walter TV, Watercolours, Wayna, Whiskey Bitches, White Fence, Yellerkin, Young Magic, Yumi Zouma, Zeahorse, Zella Day

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