Tuesday, October 11, 2011


For the uninitiated, New Shapes is a little thing we do with some of our promoter friends every CMJ and SXSW, and it only seems to get bigger with each passing year. Bands who have graced the New Shapes stage in the past include Mystery Jets, The Naked & Famous, Theophilus London, Local Natives, Grouplove and many more, and things are only going to get bigger this year as we team up with Duracell and take things back to where it all began in 2009 at Santos Party House in Lower Manhattan. Taking over both stages of Santos from 6pm to 4am, we've got some of the best new acts the world has to offer and cordially invite you to join us for what we aspire to make the premier live event of CMJ 2011.

After more than five long years of keeping us waiting, Gotye finally makes his US debut at CMJ this year, storming our shores as one of the most talked about bands at CMJ 2011. He'll be headlining our show in the 12am slot on the main stage before the late night acts takes over, as The Knocks keep things moving into the early hours in the 1am live slot, before a very special headline DJ set from our secret special guest and a late night power set from Lenno closing things out at 3am. Rounding out the main stage lineup are next huge things Walk The Moon and St. Lucia, two of NYC's finest in Gordon Voidwell and Fort Lean, and Vancouver synth sensations Data Romance.

But wait, there's more. Headlining the downstairs stage we've got the debut US shows from UK electro types Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Is Tropical, plus Neon Gold family favorites ANR and Savoir Adore, and Brooklyn's finest in French Horn Rebellion and Slowdance. Not to mention a downstairs open bar from 6pm-8pm courtesy of Bulldog Gin making sure you get your night started off right. Furthermore, we've got Duracell in the house providing charging stations on both floors, powering your night from start to finish. And the best part? Advance tickets are available HERE for the low low price of $5 (increasing to $10 on the door day of show), but act fast, as this will sell out. Full lineup and set times available below, and be sure to check out Duracell's Facebook page here for the unveiling of the special guest headline DJ on Friday.

07:00pm: Fort Lean // DOWNLOAD: "Beach Holiday"

08:00pm: St. Lucia // DOWNLOAD: "All Eyes On You"

09:00pm: Data Romance // DOWNLOAD: "The Deep"

10:00pm: Gordon Voidwell // STREAM: "Ivy League Circus"

11:00pm: Walk The Moon // DOWNLOAD: "Anna Sun"

12:00am: Gotye // STREAM: "Somebody That I Used To Know"

01:00am: The Knocks // STREAM: "The Brightside"


03:00am: Lenno (DJ) // DOWNLOAD: "Helena Beat" (Lenno Remix)

07:30pm: Slowdance // STREAM: "Sweetness"

08:30pm: Is Tropical // DOWNLOAD: "The Greeks"

09:30pm: ANR // STREAM: "Stay Kids"

10:30pm: Savoir Adore // DOWNLOAD: "Loveliest Creature"

11:30pm: French Horn Rebellion // STREAM: "Beaches & Friends" (The Twelves Edit)

12:30am: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs // STREAM: "Household Goods"

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