NEWSDAY: The Narrative leads LI contingent into CMJ Marathon

The Narrative played last year CMJ and returned to another showcase for the band's songs looking for more attention to their music. With the release of the debut album Self-Titled on 2010. The journal NewsDay talked with the band about this year CMJ and you can read the interview below by Glenn Gamboa:

Photo credit: Handout | Bellmore's "The Narrative" played CMJ last year. Since then they released their debut album, gone on national tours and heard their music used on MTV shows. They're back at the music festival this year.

For Bellmore's The Narrative, getting picked to play last year's CMJ Music Marathon felt like validation.

"It was an achievement," says singer-keyboardist Suzie Zeldin. "Finally, someone let us play CMJ."

In the year since their CMJ debut, The Narrative has released its eponymous debut, gone on national tours and heard its music used on several MTV shows. And now, The Narrative is ready to play the festival again, hoping the indie-popsters will continue their momentum.

"There are so many things to distract people in New York," says Zeldin, adding that The Narrative will play two shows this year, The Big Picture Media Showcase at the Bowery Poetry Club on Tuesday and The Gramercy Theatre on Wednesday. "But with CMJ, so many people spend a week focusing intensely on music - both the music that's coming here and the music that's made here. We hope it'll get us some more exposure."

The Narrative is part of a large Long Island contingent looking to get more exposure at CMJ this year [...]

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