Savoir Adore, Indians, Little Green Cars and Wax Poetic have been tapped to play WFUV and The Alternate Side's inaugural CMJ Music Marathon showcase taking place on Tuesday, October 16, at the Living Room. The WFUV and TAS showcase, which will be broadcast live on 90.7 WFUV beginning at 7 p.m. EDT, is supported by TuneIn. Listen to the world.
Highlights from the showcase will be broadcast again on TAS on 91.5 NYE on Thursday, October 18 from 9-11 a.m. EDT (also streaming) and on TAS on FUV from 10 p.m.-midnight on Friday, October 19.
The event is open to the public (first come, first serve) and there is no cover charge. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Set times are subject to change, but the lineup at the Living Room, 154 Ludlow Street, will be:
7:00 p.m. - Indians
Copenhagen's Søren Løkke Juul, who records under the moniker Indians, just signed with 4AD over the summer, quite a speedy ascent since Juul and his bandmates only began playing live last February. They've already racked up impressive opening slots with Perfume Genius and Beirut; later this month they'll tour North America with Radiohead favorites Other Lives. Check out three of Indians' ethereally synth-swept songs here and below.
7:40 p.m. - Savoir Adore
The fetching electropop duo of Paul Hammer and Deidre Munro are romantics with a whimsical, dreamy bent. Their sunny, lushly-built songs garnered widespread attention with the release of their handsome 2009 debut, In The Wooded Forest, although a quirky, effusively-titled 2007 EP, The Adventures of Mr. Pumpernickel and the Girl with the Animals in Her Throat, first established the pair's knack for sophisticated songcraft and subdued dance beats. Brooklyn's Savoir Adore's second album, Our Nature, will be released in the States on October 16 and in the UK/EU on October 22. The first single off of the album is "Dreamers."
8:20 p.m. - Wax Poetic
New York band Wax Poetic, led by composer Ilhan Ersahin, has been around since the late '90s, delving into trip hop, drum and bass, jazz and more. The collective's new album, out since early September, is On A Ride which features singer and guitarist Gabriel Gordon, vocalist Sissy Clemens and a little help from friends like Norah Jones, a former member, and Natalie Walker.
9:00 P.M. - Little Green Cars
Dublin's Little Green Cars have stealthily built a strong grassroots buzz (think Mumford & Sons meets Grandaddy) thanks to vibrant performances at festivals like Electric Picnic and TK. The quintet's members, who met when they were just 15, recorded their debut album this summer with producer Markus Dravs who has worked with Arcade Fire, Björk and, well, Mumford & Sons. Listen to Little Green Cars' crisp harmones and upbeat rock chops on their single, "The John Wayne." The album, still untitled, is set for a 2013 release.