Nominees Announced! The 8th Annual Independent Music Awards

Saturday, March 8th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto

        Performances By The Lowest of the Low, The New Pornographers,
    Tokyo Police Club, The Besnard Lakes, Young Galaxy, Attack in Black and
                                  The Cliks
                                 www.cmw.netTORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - inDiscover.net is proud to announce the nominees
for the 2008 Indie Awards, taking place on Saturday, March 8th at The Fairmont
Royal York Hotel - Canadian Room in Toronto. The Indies celebrate the best in
independent music. This year's Indie Awards will feature performances from
several of the nominees, including The New Pornographers, Tokyo Police Club,
The Besnard Lakes, Young Galaxy, Attack in Black and The Cliks, as well as
Indies Hall of Fame inductees The Lowest of the Low.
    Nominees are selected by committees of industry professionals from all
areas of the music scene and winners will be decided by a combination of
public and industry voting. Fans will be able to vote for their favourite
independent artists, beginning Tuesday, February 5th, by visiting www.cmw.net.
    And the nominees are ...

    CHART MAGAZINE FAVOURITE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

    Arcade Fire                       Neon Bible
    Attack in Black                   Marriage
    Besnard Lakes                     Are The Dark Horse
    Feist                             The Reminder
    The Weakerthans                   Reunion Tour

    ASTRAL MEDIA RADIO FAVOURITE SINGLE OF THE YEAR

    Arcade Fire                       Keep the Car Running
    David Usher                       The Music
    Feist                             1234
    Major Maker                       Rollercoaster
    State of Shock                    Money Honey

    FAVOURITE GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

    Bedouin Soundclash
    Stars
    Sum 41
    The New Pornographers
    Tokyo Police Club

    FAVOURITE SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    Feist
    Jenn Grant
    Julie Doiron
    Kevin Drew
    Matt Mays

    FAVOURITE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

    Alexisonfire                      Rough Hands
    Belly f. Ginuwine                 Pressure
    Classified f. Meastro and DJ IV   Hard to Be Hip-Hop
    Feist                             1234
    Marianas Trench                   Shake Tramp

    FAVOURITE INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

    Arctic Monkeys                    Favourite Worst Nightmare
    LCD Soundsystem                   Sound of Silver
    M.I.A.                            Kala
    Radiohead                         In Rainbows
    Spoon                             Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

    FAVOURITE INTERNATIONAL ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

    M.I.A.
    Peter Bjorn and John
    Silversun Pickups
    The Go! Team
    The National

    INDISCOVER.NET FAVOURITE ARTIST/BAND WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

    Dragonette                        www.dragonette.com
    Faber Drive                       www.faberdrive.com
    Major Maker                       www.majormaker.com
    Tegan and Sara                    www.teganandsara.com
    The Cliks                         www.thecliks.com

    FAVOURITE BLUES ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

    Danny Brooks
    David Gogo
    David Wilcox
    Downchild
    Little Miss Higgins

    FAVOURITE CHILDREN'S ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

    Chris Hamilton
    Daniel Cook
    Pied Pumkin
    The Bee's Knees
    The Smudge Fundaes

    FAVOURITE CLASSICAL ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

    James Ehnes
    Jasper Wood
    Les Violons du Roy
    Marc-Andre'Hamelin
    Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec

    FAVOURITE COUNTRY ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

    Aaron Lines
    Doc Walker
    Emerson Drive
    Jessie Farrell
    Shane Yellowbird

    FAVOURITE ELECTRONICA ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

    Amon Tobin
    Caribou
    Chromeo
    Ghislain Poirier
    Holy Fuck

    FAVOURITE FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

    Catherine MacLellan
    Corb Lund
    Great Lake Swimmers
    Justin Hines
    The Sadies

    FAVOURITE FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

    Hot Springs
    Jean Leclerc
    Les Trios Accords
    Mes Aieux
    Tricot Machine

    FAVOURITE JAZZ ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

    Brad Turner Quartet
    Carol Welsman
    Les Sabler
    Sophie Milman
    Yannick Rieu

    FAVOURITE METAL ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

    3 Inches of Blood
    Anonymus
    Blinded by Faith
    Martyr
    The End

    FAVOURITE POP ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
    Faber Drive
    Jeremy Fisher
    Miracle Fortress
    Suzie McNeil
    Young Galaxy

    FAVOURITE PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

    Comeback Kid
    Silverstein
    The Carps
    The Flatliners
    The Saint Alvia Cartel

    FAVOURITE ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

    Joel Plaskett Emergency
    Neverending White Lights
    Ten Second Epic
    Two Hours Traffic
    Wintersleep

    FAVOURITE URBAN ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

    Belly
    Classified
    Grand Analog
    JDiggz
    Politic Live

    FAVOURITE WORLD ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

    Alex Cuba
    Compadres (James Keelaghan & Oscar Lopez)
    Kiran Ahluwalia
    Kobo Town
    Sultans of String

    The Indies will also present the 2008 Galaxie Rising Stars Award of the
CBC. This honour is the choice of the nation's music critics. Sales and
airplay are not a factor for this award, while artistic merit is the true
deciding factor on who will be the winner. All submissions will be pared down
to a shortlist from which these same critics will determine the recipient of
the $3,000 cash prize awarded at the show.
    Showtime for The Indie Awards is 8:00 p.m. with doors at the Fairmont
Royal York Hotel opening at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at
the door. Advance tickets may be purchased online at the Rogers MusicStore
CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK web site at www.cmw.net or by calling 905-858-4747.
Tickets can also be purchased at all Ticketmaster & TicketBreak outlets.




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