CMJ Music Marathon spoils New Yorkers even more than they're accustomed to by presenting full showcases of awesome new bands for five days in October (21-25), and they just announced the first string of featured bands. Among them are some familiar faces if you've been catching shows in Orlando: Me Chinese and Room Full of Strangers. This is basically old hat for Room Full of Strangers, who have played CMJ several times before, but this marks the CMJ debut of newish Orlando band, Me Chinese, whose frontman, Matt Kamm, has previously done festival circuits with his other projects (various iterations of Telethon). The bands join awesome rising talents in music like White Fence, Juan Wauters, Hunters, Courtney Barnett, Reigning Sound and Potty Mouth, as well as seasoned acts like Cold War Kids, Slowdive and the Kills.
You can catch Me Chinese and Room Full of Strangers performing together before they hit the road for CMJ on Oct. 17 at the Peacock Room. (RSVP) Both will be performing new music, with Me Chinese dropping their debut singles, "The Single" and "In & Out of the Light" just last week. Listen below:
And Room Full of Strangers will be dropping their first official release in October. Check out the first single from the LP, "Guest Bath" below: