Thursday, November 15, 2007

Plug Awards Nominees Announced Today

The annual Plug Awards are approaching, and the nominees for the major artistic categories were released today. For more information, visit

Cast ye votes below!

And the nominees are:

Album Of The Year
† (Ed Banger/Vice) - Justice
100 Days, 100 Nights (Daptone) - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Boxer (Beggars Banquet) - The National
Cease To Begin (Sub Pop) - Band Of Horses
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Merge) - Spoon
Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? (Polyvinyl) - Of Montreal
I'll Sleep When You're Dead (Definitive Jux) - El-P
In Rainbows (self-released) - Radiohead
Mirrored (Warp) - Battles
Neon Bible (Merge) - Arcade Fire
Person Pitch (Paw Tracks) - Panda Bear
The Flying Club Cup (Ba Da Bing) - Beirut

Artist Of The Year
Animal Collective
Arcade Fire
Band Of Horses
Of Montreal
Okkervil River
Panda Bear
The National

New Artist Of The Year
Bat For Lashes
Dan Deacon
Los Campesinos!
No Age
Sea Wolf
St. Vincent
Vampire Weekend
White Rabbits

Female Artist Of The Year
Annie Clark (St. Vincent)
Bettye LaVette
Emily Haines
Emma Pollock
Katrina Ford (Celebration)
Marissa Nadler
Marnie Stern
Natasha Khan (Bat For Lashes)
Nina Nastasia
Sally Shapiro
Scout Niblett
Sharon Jones

Male Artist Of The Year
Andrew Bird
Dan Deacon
Devendra Banhart
Jens Lenkman
John Vanderslice
José González
Kevin Barnes (Of Montreal)
Nick Cave
Noah Lennox (Panda Bear)
Sam Beam (Iron & Wine)
Zach Condon (Beirut)

Song Of The Year
"Atlas" - Battles
"Beautiful Life" - Gui Boratto
"Bros" - Panda Bear
"D.A.N.C.E." - Justice
"Fake Empire" - The National
"Four Winds" - Bright Eyes
"Keep The Car Running" - Arcade Fire
"No Pussy Blues" - Grinderman
"Suffer For Fashion" - Of Montreal
"The Underdog" - Spoon
"Wet And Rusting" - Menomena
"You're A Wolf" - Sea Wolf

(Ian Anderson)



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