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D.M. at CMJ: Area arists set to showcase music in NYC

The 35th year of the CMJ Music Marathon gets underway Oct. 13 in New York City. The five-day music festival and conference celebrates new and up-and-coming talent from around the world by showcasing the artists at difference venues across the city.

Included in this year's festivities are trending acts like BØRNS, Panda Bear, and Glass Animals; as well as three Iowa-based artists: Field Division, Holy White Hounds and Dan Tedesco. See the full CMJ lineup.

Learn a bit more about what's going on with these acts as they head to New York for the 2015 CMJ Music Marathon.

Field Division 

What's going on: The self-described "folkwave" group just wrapped recording a majority of its new album in Texas, said Field Division songwriter Nick Frampton. The group's been spending time touring heavily on the EP, "Reverie State," which dropped last year.

"I knew (CMJ) was another festival where the industry also got together to network with bands and I thought 'well we need that,'" said Field Division songwriter Evelyn Taylor. "If you want to reach the world you need to start outside of your own hometown a little bit."

Performing: Oct. 16 at the Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn and Oct. 17 at Union Hall in Brooklyn

Must-hear track: "Faultlines"

Holy White Hounds

What's going on: Holy White Hounds delivered a boisterous record release show last month at Wooly's in the East Village. The rock 'n' roll four piece is touring regionally on its new LP, "Sparkle, Sparkle" and dropped a music video for the track "Blind" on Sept. 10.

"We have of this mentality (where) we're trying to pull the trigger on as many things as we possibly can," said Hounds frontman Brenton Dean. "If we weren't at CMJ, what would we be doing? We didn't have a show booked for that weekend so of course we're gonna go."

Performing: Oct. 17 at Union Hall in Brooklyn

Must-hear track: "Blind"

Dan Tedesco 

What's going on: Tedesco released his new, self-titled record Oct. 6. To create a more transparent sound, he recorded the album using applications like the voice recorder app found on an iPhone. He's on tour for the month of October, including a stop at CMJ.

"I followed my ear and my gut," he said, on the record process. "It was a really interesting process and a lot of fun in many ways."

Performing: Oct. 17 at Union Hall in Brooklyn

Must-hear track: "The Outlier"