Best tweet of CMJ.
Dum Dum Girls wear black tights, distance themselves from Vivian Girls, who haunt their every critical mention, as well as their drum set.
On the rise: Dudes with camel toes.
Best headline of CMJ: “The xx played the NBC Experience Store in NYC – pics.” The “pics” with the MSNBC logo hovering overhead clinch the deal. They played the Apple Store, too.
Pitchfork would probably do Smith Western's frontman, once he is of age:
“And because they've got a truly charismatic leader in Omori, who reminded me of a young Keanu Reeves with some “21 Jump Street”-era Johnny Depp thrown in. This kid does not give a shit, and it's pretty thrilling to watch.” [P4K]
Speaking of uncomfortable, the Tripwire spent all week with bands in the shower.
A crappy year for music-going marks a great year for self-analysis. Apparently CMJ was and is for the industry, perhaps because they are still running on cable modems.
Obvious losers: The week-long, blow out corporate sponsored party. You did not get one this year that was not siphoned into a single day (Fader) or two or three-set late night parties (Vice). But did you try our Colt45?