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Party Monster: Neon Gold Records Presents The New Shapes

new tunes, new acts, new faves

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
  • ELOHIM
  • Oscar & the Wolf
  • Bird Dog
  • Beach Baby
  • Kaya Stewart
  • Client Liaison
  • POWERS
  • Vaults
  • Johanan
  • Photocomfort
  • Lewis Del Mar
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Let's start with Machineheart.

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All that glitters is Neon Gold.

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Scalpers DO sell fake tickets!

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Fringe-envy, courtesy of Machineheart's Stevie Scott.

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Lewis Del Mar in the Studio, y'all.

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Ain't no better place to celebrate than New York's iconic Webster Hall.

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Let's dance with DNCE.

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'Sup, Joe Jonas?

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Spot the Joe!

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A fully stocked bar needs PBR.

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The Grand Ballroom lookin' real regal.

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Oscar and the Wolf, and a shimmery dream coat.

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Phoebe Ryan's jacket, though.

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Smallpools lookin' real cool.

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A whale of a good time. Duh.

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Smallpools be soarin'.

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Say cheese!

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Aesthetic goals.

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Kaya Stewart's one to watch.

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Seriously.

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So here for those stripes.

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Ain't no party like Partybaby's party.

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Photocomfort bringing the mood.

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Vaults takin' us higher and higher.

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Johanan, the high priest of the New Shapes.

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ELOHIM gave us enough good vibes to float home on.