Party Monster: Neon Gold Records Presents The New Shapes

new tunes, new acts, new faves

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If it seems like there’s a ton of new music dropping every day, it’s because there is. There's such an overwhelming amount, that staying on top of it all is (almost) impossible. Luckily, some genius somewhere in the world dreamed up CMJ, New York City’s five-day music marathon, to help us navigate the growing, twisted matrix of today’s music scene.

This year, we teamed up with Neon Gold Records to throw the New Shapes showcase at the iconic Webster Hall. Here, 16 acts played the East Village institution’s three stages. NYLON faves Phoebe Ryan and Machineheart put on memorable sets, while Gigi Hadid watched her beau Joe Jonas crowd surf during DNCE’s high-energy set. It was a whirlwind of an evening, but made a new fan of these new artists out of us all.

Relive every moment in the gallery ahead! Below, a list of each and every artist that played.

New Shapes

  • Smallpools
  • Phoebe Ryan
  • DNCE
  • Machineheart
  • Partybaby
  • Oscar & the Wolf
  • Bird Dog
  • Beach Baby
  • Kaya Stewart
  • Client Liaison
  • Vaults
  • Johanan
  • Photocomfort
  • Lewis Del Mar