Little Green Cars, the young Dublin band that closed out the WFUV/TAS CMJ showcase on October 16 with a rousing set, just released their debut single, the anthemic stomp "The John Wayne," back in July. But thanks to rich, five-part Fleet Foxes-reminscent harmonies, catchy choruses and confident live sets that earned them enthusiastic grassroots support, Little Green Cars, its members all barely out of their teens, emerged as one of the most enthusiastically hyped bands of this year's CMJ Music Marathon.
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One of many bands nurtured by the East Village club Nublu, New York's effortlessly-chill Wax Poetic has been around since the '90s, but the group has shifted lineups over the years. Guided by composer Ilhan Ersahin, the current incarnation of the band features Sissy Clemens and Gabriel Gordon, who were on hand for Wax Poetic's cool, silky set at WFUV and The Alternate Side's CMJ showcase on October 16.
Copenhagen's Søren Løkke Juul, who goes by the moniker Indians, recently signed to 4AD after releasing a spate of well-received singles. His debut album, Somewhere Else, is due on January 29 (January 28 in the UK/EU) and his solo appearance at WFUV and The Alternate Side's CMJ showcase was an early tease: Indians, the full band version, will join Other Lives for a 38-date North American tour beginning in late October.
WFUV and The Alternate Side's very first CMJ Music Marathon showcase takes place tomorrow, October 16, at th
WFUV and TAS caught up with the four bands playing our first CMJ showcase: Indians, Little Green Cars, Savoir Adore and Wax Poetic.