Merge @ CMJ wrap-up!
Photo by Doron Gild
Ahh, the post-CMJ sickness. It comes like clockwork. Now that I've been given a week to recover, let me tell you how awesome it was to see 5 of the Merge bands rock New York City! The Broken West burst onto the scene via CMJ's Station of the Year,KEXP!
Thursday was College Day at Lincoln Center, where CMJ set up panels for all the music directors and handed out awards to the best of the biz - and yours truly was given one of the highest honors, Sexiest Phone Voice! Don't ask me how I did it, but apparently I'm not allowed to send emails anymore.
Friday night at the Knitting Factory was definitely the highlight of the trip! The Broken West, Portastatic, White Whale, and Richard Buckner all represented in usual Merge fashion by blowing everyone away! It was an early night, which was good, since Saturday was full of Brooklyn fun.
The team at Sound Fix Records welcomed the Ladybug Transistor, Portastatic, and White Whale for a packed set of in-store performances! It was a relaxing ending to our CMJ trip, and hopefully some of you were there with us!
Oh CMJ, I'll never forget you.