Right now, hundreds of bands, college radio programmers and DJs, music industry folks, and music fans are descending upon New York City for this year's iteration of the CMJ Music Marathon. Because there's so much going on, we've combed over the official (and less-than-official) schedules to pinpoint a small handful of bands we're really excited to check out this year.
Hear "Gimme That Gun," a new track from the Brooklyn folk duo Jus Post Bellum.
Mikael Jorgensen and Greg O'Keefe's self-titled album is full of multi-layered synth soundscapes from the Wilco keyboardist.
On ZIL, the swaggering debut from the garage rock band Raccoon Fighter.
Nine Inch Nails' Hesitation Marks has been one of this fall's most eagerly-anticipated releases and fans and critics alike have been incredibly curious and excited about the band's comeback album. Now that the record is streaming over at iTunes, members of Soundcheck give the album a listen and offer their first impressions.
On Brighter Than The Sun, the unabashedly optimistic new album from the electro-pop songwriter Kyle Andrews.