Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Rock & Roll in the NEWS: Where New Rock Meets Old Rock...March 7, 2018 (Libera Awards Nominees 2018 - All Categories)

A2IM Reveals 2018 Libera Awards Nominees: Chuck Berry, Cigarettes After Sex, Father John Misty & More

  Chuck Berry poses for a portrait in 1958

The Jun. 21 ceremony will honor independent artists across genres.

A2IM has announced its final lineup of 2018 Libera Award Nominees, which includes a variety of artists from all genres. The independent music-celebrating award show will be hosted by stand-up comedian Kate Wolff and take place Jun. 21 at the PlayStation Theater in New York City. 
Among the nominees are late rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry, up for both album of the year and best blues album, as well as Deer Tick (best country/American album), Powerflo (best metal album) and Manchester Orchestra (best rock album).
Other album of the year nominees include Big Thief, Cigarettes After Sex, Father John Misty and Slowdive. 
"Since Edison invented the phonograph, independent music labels have defined American musical culture and disseminated it to the world," said A2IM CEO Richard James Burgess in a statement. "The Libera Awards is the first platform to celebrate and honor the entrepreneurial spirit, creative independence, and cultural diversity that undergirds these genre-defining American artists and businesspeople."
Leading up to the award ceremony is A2IM's indie week, an international four-day conference and networking event for fans presented by SoundExchange in partnership with BuzzAngle, which will take place June 18-21 in New York City's Lower East Side. 
 See the full list of nominees below:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Big Thief | Capacity
Saddle Creek Records
Chuck Berry | CHUCK
Dualtone Music Group
Cigarettes After Sex | Cigarettes After Sex
Partisan Records
Father John Misty | Pure Comedy
Sub Pop Records
Slowdive | Slowdive
Dead Oceans

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS & FOLK ALBUM
Aimee Mann | Mental Illness
SuperEgo
Big Thief | Capacity
Saddle Creek
Hiss Golden Messenger | Hallelujah Anyhow
Merge Records
Kevin Morby | City Music
Dead Oceans
Phoebe Bridgers | Stranger In The Alps
Dead Oceans

BEST BLUES ALBUM
Benjamin Booker | Witness
ATO Records
Chuck Berry | CHUCK
Dualtone Music Group
Joe Bonamassa | Live at Carnegie Hall
J&R Adventures
Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' | TajMo
Concord Records
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band | Front Porch Sessions
Family Owned Records

BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM
Boris Giltburg; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Carlos Miguel Prieto (conductor) | Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - 8 Études-Tableaux, Op. 33
Naxos
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta (conductor) | Novák: In the Tatra Mountains, Lady Godiva & Eternal Longing
Naxos
Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin (conductor) | Copland: Symphony No. 3 & 3 Latin American Sketches
Naxos
Grandbrothers | Open
City Slang
Luca D'Alberto | Endless
7K! Records

BEST COUNTRY/AMERICANA ALBUM
Deer Tick | Deer Tick Vol. 1
Partisan Records
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit | The Nashville Sound
Southeastern/Thirty Tigers
Lee Ann Womack | The Lonely, The Lonesome, and The Gone
ATO Records
Midland | On The Rocks
Big Machine Records
The Wild Reeds | The World We Built
Dualtone Music Group

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
Bicep | Bicep
Ninja Tune
Four Tet | New Energy
Text Records
Nicolas Jaar | Sirens (deluxe edition)
Other People/Kobalt
Oneohtrix Point Never | Good Time Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Warp Records
Sylvan Esso | What Now
Loma Vista Recordings
Yaeji | EP2
GODMODE

BEST HIP-HOP/RAP ALBUM
Lil Baby | Harder Than Hard
Quality Control Music
Meyhem Lauren & DJ Muggs | Gems From The Equinox
Soul Assassins
Sean Price | Imperious Rex
Ruck Down Records
Shabazz Palaces | Born on a Gangster Star
Sub Pop Records
Wu-Tang | Saga Continues
eOne/36 Chambers

BEST JAZZ ALBUM
Kamasi Washington | Harmony of Difference
Young Turks
Kiefer | Kickinit Alone
Leaving Records
King Krule | The Ooz
Matador Records
Mike Stern | Trip
Heads Up International
Thelonious Monk | Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960
Sam Records

BEST LATIN ALBUM
Chicano Batman | Freedom Is Free
ATO Records
Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado | La Síntesis O'Konor
Nacional Records
Eliane Elias | Dance of Time
Concord Jazz
Ibeyi | Ash
XL Recordings
La Vida Boheme | La Lucha
Nacional Records

BEST LIVE ACT
Father John Misty
Sub Pop Records
Flying Lotus
Warp Records
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
ATO Records
Nick Cave
Bad Seed LTD
Queens Of The Stone Age
Matador Records

BEST METAL ALBUM
Chelsea Wolfe | Hiss Spun
Sargent House
Converge | The Dusk In Us
Epitaph
Mutoid Man | War Moans
Sargent House
Myrkur | Mareridt
Relapse Records
Powerflo | Powerflo
New Damage Records

BEST OUTLIER ALBUM
Alex Cameron | Forced Witness
Secretly Canadian
Arca | Arca
XL Recordings
Moses Sumney | Aromanticism
Jagjaguwar
Sleaford Mods | English Tapas
Rough Trade Records
Sneaks | It's a Myth
Merge Records

BEST R&B ALBUM
Jamila Woods | HEAVN
Jagjaguwar
Katie Hargrove | Katie Hargrove
Transoceanic Records
Kelela | Take Me Apart
Warp Records
Mavis Staples | If All I Was Was Black
Anti- Records
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings | Soul of a Woman
Daptone Records

BEST RE-ISSUE
Alice Coltrane | World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
Luaka Bop
Elliott Smith | Either/Or: Expanded Edition
Kill Rock Stars
Fela Kuti | Fela Kuti Box Set #4 Curated By Erykah Badu
Knitting Factory Records
Hüsker Dü | Savage Young Dü
The Numero Group
Radiohead | OKNOTOK
XL Recordings

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Bully | Losing
Sub Pop Records
Manchester Orchestra | A Black Mile to the Surface
Loma Vista Recordings
Queens Of The Stone Age | Villains
Matador Records
Sorority Noise | You're Not As _____ As You Think
Triple Crown Records
The National | Sleep Well Beast
4AD

BEST SYNC USAGE
Cigarettes After Sex | The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu
(Music Supervision: Jessica Dolinger)
Partisan Records / Spanish Prayers
Luca D'Alberto | Salvation Episode One
(Music Supervision: Nora Felder)
7K! Records
Run the Jewels | EA's FIFA '18 Official trailer starring Cristiano Ronaldo
(Music Supervision: Raphaella Lima)
Run the Jewels, Inc.
Sofi Tukker | Apple - Meet iPhone X
(Music Supervision: Natalie Cervelli)
Sofi Tukker LLC/Ultra Records
William Onyeabor | Apple - iPhone 7 Plus - Barbers
(Music Supervision: Fine Gold Music)
Luaka Bop

BEST WORLD ALBUM
Forró In The Dark | Sandcastle
Nacional Records
Ibeyi | Ash
XL Recordings
Ibibio Sound Machine | Uyai
Merge Records
Tribalistas | Tribalistas
Phonomotor
Vieux Farka Touré | Samba
Six Degrees Records

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Alice Merton | No Roots
Mom+Pop Music
Jamila Woods | HEAVN
Jagjaguwar
Power Trip | Nightmare Logic
Southern Lord
Princess Nokia | 1992 Deluxe
Rough Trade Records
Trippie Redd | A Love Letter To You
Caroline

CREATIVE PACKAGING
Bob’s Burgers | The Bob’s Burgers Music Album
Sub Pop Records
Father John Misty | Pure Comedy
Sub Pop Records
Hüsker Dü | Savage Young Dü
Numero Group
Sharon Jones & the E.L. Fields Gospel Wonders | Heaven Bound/Key to the Kingdom
Daptone Records
The National | Sleep Well Beast
4AD

INDEPENDENT CHAMPION
Bandcamp
MERLIN
NPR
SoundExchange
Thirty Tigers
Vinyl Me Please

LABEL OF THE YEAR (BIG)
ATO Records
Dead Oceans
Loma Vista Recordings
Ninja Tune
Numero Group
Warp Records

LABEL OF THE YEAR (SMALL)
Awesome Tapes From Africa
Daptone Records
Kill Rock Stars
Sacred Bones
Triple Crown Records

MARKETING GENIUS
Bob's Burgers | Bob's Burgers
(Marketing Lead: Jon Strickland)
Sub Pop Records
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | Polygondwanaland
(Marketing Lead: Eric Moore / Jon Salter / Dave McClain)
ATO Records
Perfume Genius | Wreath Video Contest
(Marketing Lead: Rian Fosset, Marisa Gesualdi, Gabe Spierer, Hana Mogulescu)
Beggars Group
Radiohead | OK NOT OK
(Marketing Lead: Radiohead, Patrick North, Blake Thomas, Pablo Douzoglou, Claire Taylor)
Beggars Group
Run the Jewels | Call Ticketron! - 646.846.RTJ3 (www.1215.runthejewels.com)
(Marketing Lead: Amaechi Uzoigwe & Lee Martin)
Run the Jewels, Inc.
Slowdive | Slowdive Album Campaign
(Marketing Lead: Phil Waldorf / Tom Davies)
Secretly Group

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Arca | Reverie
XL Recordings
Noga Erez | Off the Radar
City Slang
NxWorries | Scared Money
Stones Throw
Perfume Genius | Die 4 You
Matador Records
Superorganism | Something for your M.I.N.D.
Domino Recording Company

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