This weekend we'll be hosting our annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase The Launch Pad at Spike Hill
in Brooklyn. Instead of hoping from venue to venue to check out a different array of music, we've made your CMJ experience an easier one! We've gathered the best, up and coming artists to play on Friday (10/18) and Saturday (10/19)
nights. It's FREE
and you don't even need a CMJ badge to get in.
To get you acclimated to our divine lineup, we'll be introducing two acts per day leading all the way up to our first Friday performance. Today, we present you with In The Vallay Below and Until The Ribbon Breaks.
In The Valley Below
Saturday, October 19th at 8 PM
In The Valley Below are a powerful duo that met one another when vocalist Angela Gail landed in Los Angeles after living on a small boat in the West Indies. Guitarist/vocalist Jeffrey Jacob describes their sounds as something they just purely enjoy to listen to themselves. Their haunting rhythms leave you in thought with lyrics like, "Everybody got disease, baby, it's alright." They produce and record their own songs, with some mixing help from John Congleton whose worked with St. Vincent and David Byrne. Their latest EP was released to great acclaim, we're sure you won't want to miss these guys!
Listen to their song "Peaches" off their EP:
Until The Ribbon Breaks (DJ Set)
Saturday, October 19th at 12 AM
Welshman Pete Lawrie Winfield transforms his old school passion into Until The Ribbon Breaks, a beat-packed project that is sure to have you waving your arms in the air. He is a master of samples, and cleverly weaves them together with production skills like no other. He feeds his love of music through film; he connects image through sound meticulously. His DJ set is sure to hit the spot on Saturday night and close our showcase on a high note.
Check out his latest here: