College Music Journal is a music events and publishing company based in New York. They have an on line magazine here, which has a variety of music news and downloads. They also have an annual festival in New York, which aims to showcase the best in new talent from around the world. Spin Music has a full preview of the event, featuring their top 30 predictions for the best new music for CMJ 2010. They feature two door cinema club, so nice to see an Irish band make the list.
There’s also a mixtape that you can download, if you want to hear it all in your leisure. I’ll have to have a look at it, and see what’s worthwhile in it! A few names to look out for are Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Tamaryn (compared to PJ Harvey), Dominant Legs, Reggie Watts (funny rap stuff, compared to flight of conchords) and S. Carey (bit like early Sufjan).