Plug Awards

by tully
November 15, 2007 4:38 AM
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It's that time of year when indie rockers all over the globe get to make like the Academy and vote for their favorite releases of the year. Yes, folks, the PLUG Awards are back. However, this year, things have gotten mighty exciting around the Boredom at its Boredest camp.

It comes as no surprise, but after so many years of blood, sweat, and toil, it's still a thrill to see Kevin Barnes getting so much deserved attention for Of Montreal's incredible HISSING FAUNA, ARE YOU THE DESTROYER? received seven nominations in a wide variety of categories.

However, the bigger thrill for me came when I scanned the category of "Americana Album of the Year," only to discover one special nominee alongside more established names as Charlie Louvin, Iron & Wine, and Jesse Sykes. That nominee is none other than Ola Podrida!

I know I've been doing a lot of demanding lately, but this time I really mean it. I demand you to take a few minutes out of your life, pop on over to the PLUG Awards website, and vote for Ola Podrida's timeless debut, OLA PODRIDA. I imagine this is a category where many voters will flock to the most recognizable name, but if you wanna get objective about things, the new Iron & Wine doesn't hold a melted candle to OLA PODRIDA. Same goes for Charlie Louvin (okay, I haven't heard that record and he's a bona fide legend, but still, this competition is about fresh new blood).

Do it now yourself, and then forward this link or send an email to everyone you know. Chain emails are pretty Bruch Vilanch, I realize, so do it in a way that isn't pushy or abrasive (i.e., don't do it like I've just done it), but do it, do it, do it!

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  • tully | November 15, 2007 7:39 AMReply

    nice comment, Tyler. i mean, "The Jammer." and sorry Matt! i actually didn't see those excess categories until after I posted. but i voted for y'all, don't worry!

  • The Jammer | November 15, 2007 5:21 AMReply

    weird...americana? i remember seeing them live and thinking they had a distinctive The Cars-meet-Living Colour type thing going on...and they were kind of unprofessional, the singer was very drunk and kept stopping songs in the middle to rant incoherently about the local school board elections. But whatever...I'll go vote for them I guess.