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FUV at CMJ

Little Green Cars at CMJ - Live Concert - 2012

by Kara Manning

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.

Wax Poetic at CMJ - Live Concert - 2012

by Kara Manning

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.   

Indians at CMJ - Live Concert - 2012

by Kara Manning

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.

Savoir Adore at CMJ - Live Concert - 2012

by Kara Manning

Brooklyn's Savoir Adore, a synth-pop quintet led by best friends Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro, self-released its sophomore album, Our Nature, the same day as WFUV and The Alternate Side's first CMJ showcase on October 16 — a perfect confluence of celebratory events.

CMJ Showcase Interviews: Indians, Little Green Cars, Savoir Adore And Wax Poetic

by Kara Manning

WFUV and The Alternate Side's very first CMJ Music Marathon showcase takes place tomorrow, October 16, at the Living Room. We had a few questions to ask our four international bands — Copenhagen's Indians, Dublin's Little Green Cars and New York bands Savoir Adore and Wax Poetic — and they kindly offered up their views on everything from Brooklyn "myths" to not-to-be-missed CMJ acts.