CMJ Music Marathon 2015 announces initial artist lineup
Written and directed by Patrick Stickles

The CMJ Music Marathon celebrates its 35 year anniversary in October, and you can expect nothing but outstanding shows throughout New York City. Yesterday, they revealed the first round of artists set to perform.

Among those announced include Pennsylvania pop punk outfit The Wonder Years, Welsh alternative rock band Catfish and The Bottlemen, Norwegian garage rock group Death By Unga Bunga, Brooklyn alternative rock outfit Surf Rock Is Dead, California garage punk band Shannon And The Clams, and Australian pop artist Sunbeam Sound Machine.

The folks behind CMJ also released a handful of showcases set to take place, including showcases from Berklee School of Music, Inland Empire Touring, Sub Pop Records, and Wild Honey Pie. You can check out the full list of artists and showcases announced below. More acts and showcases will be announced leading up to the event.

CMJ badges can be purchased right now for only $449. Student badges are on sale for $199, and you can get a further discount when you purchase the student group package. Access to all CMJ events is based on venue capacity on a first come, first serve basis. CMJ badges give you entry into a plethora of showcases, concerts, and seminars. The 2015 installment of the CMJ Music Marathon takes place all over the Big Apple from October 13 through October 17.

CMJ artist lineup

Acid Dad
Allday
Arrows Of Love
Bad Veins
Balthazar
BØRNS
British India
Car Seat Headrest
Catfish and The Bottlemen
Death By Unga Bunga
Dent May
Destruction Unit
Diet Cig
DRINKS
Eternal Summers
Ex Hex
Frankie Cosmos
Fraser A. Gorman
Glass Animals
Hockey Dad
Jamie N Common
JPNSGRLS
Juan Wauters
Kasami Washington
Kero Kero Bonito
LODRO
Marlon Williams
Mercury Rev
METHYL ETHYL
Michael Rault
Motion City Soundtrack
Nai Harvest
Neon Indian
Ngaiire
Panda Bear
Perfect Pu**y
Pinact
Pompeya
Portomartyr
Potty Mouth
Saint Pé
Shannon And The Clams
Smallpools
Son Little
Sunbeam Sound Machine
Surf Rock Is Dead
The Babe Rainbow
The Big Moon
The Henry Millers
The Joy Formidable
The Men
The Wonder Years
The Word
Titus Andronicus
Tobias Jesso Jr.
Vomitface
Walking Shapes
Wet Leather
WOMPS

CMJ showcase lineup

ASCAP
ATO
Austin Psychfest
Bayonet
BBC
Bella Union
Berklee School of Music
BMI/HD Radio
BRIC JazzFest
Brooklyn Vegan
CAA
Communion
FLOOD Magazine
Flowerbooking
Harvest Records
High Road Touring
Inland Empire Touring
Neon Gold
Panache Booking
Paradigm
SESAC
Sub Pop Records
The Syndicate
Wild Honey Pie
Windish Agency