The 2019 Indies Nominees Announced – Vote Now

Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2019 Indies – The 19th Annual Independent Music Awards – presented by Jim Beam with Indie88.

 

U.S Girls, breakthrough artist Dizzy, Saskatchewan’s favourite sons The Dead South, Francophone post-punk band Jesuslesfilles, and artist/activist Jeremy Dutcher are among the many Canadian artists nominated for this year’s awards.

 

Featuring performances by The Elwins, Montreal performer La Force, iconic rock band Born Ruffians, as well as the winner of the Jim Beam Talent Search. The show honours our top independent artists at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in downtown Toronto on Saturday May 11.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Aaron Pritchett – Out On The TownBig Star Recordings

Alexandra Stréliski – INSCAPE – Secret City Records

Suuns – Felt – Secret City Records

U.S. Girls – In A Poem Unlimited – Royal Mountain Records

Whitehorse – A Whitehorse Winter Classic – Six Shooter Records

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR                         

DVBBS – IDWK – Ultra Music Canada

Loud Luxury – Love No More – Armada Music

Lucky Rose – Lost ft. Jordan Hart – Ultra Music Canada

MONOWHALES – Take it Back – MONOWHALES

Patrick Watson – Mélody Noir – Secret City Records

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Suuns – Secret City Records

The Dead South – Six Shooter Records

The Dirty Nil – Dine Alone Records

Tokyo Police Club – Dine Alone Records

U.S. Girls – Royal Mountain Records

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Born Ruffians – Paper Bag Records

Jeremy Dutcher – Fontana North

Lindi Ortega – Shadow Box Music

Neko Case – Anti –

Tanya Tagaq – Six Shooter Records

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR                          

Dizzy – Royal Mountain Records

Donovan Woods – Meant Well

La Force – Arts & Crafts

Sarah MacDougall – Label In Between

The Trews – Cadence Recordings

 

INDIGENOUS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Elisapie – Bonsound

iskwē – iskwē Music

Jeremy Dutcher – Fontana North

Midnight Shine – Midnight Shine Music

nêhiyawak – Arts & Crafts

 

RAP/R&B ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR                          

Cadence Weapon – Upper Class Recordings,

  Evil Ebenezer x JYAY – Independent

Killy – Secret Sound Club

Shad –  Secret City Records

Zaki Ibrahim –  Pirates Blend

 

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Born Ruffians – Paper Bag Records

Ellevator – Arts & Crafts

Nap Eyes – You’ve Changed Records

MONOWHALES – MONOWHALES

La Force – Arts & Crafts

 

ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Caracol – Indica Records

DVBBS – Ultra Music Canada

Keys N Krates – Dim Mak

Milk & Bone – Bonsound

REZZ – Mau5trap

 

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR                            

Choses Sauvages – Audiogram

Jean-Michel Blais – Arts & Crafts

Jesuslesfilles – Blow The Fuse Records

Pierre Lapointe – Audiogram

Safia Nolin – Bonsound

 

POP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Chromeo – Last Gang

Emilie Kahn – Secret City Records

Ralph – 604 Records

Said The Whale – Arts & Crafts

Soran – Audiogram

 

ROCK ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Crown Lands – Independent

The Barr Brothers – Secret City Records

The Elwins – Hidden Pony

The Glorious Sons – Black Box

The Trews – Cadence Recordings

 

SINGER-SONGWRITER ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Dan Mangan – Arts & Crafts

Megan Bonnell – Cadence

Great Lake Swimmers – Nettwerk

Joshua Hyslop – Nettwerk

Sarah MacDougall – Label In Between

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR                          

Chromeo – Must’ve Been (feat. DRAM) – Last Gang

DVBBS – IDWK (feat. Blackbear) – Ultra Music Canada

Loud Luxury – Body (feat. Brando) – Armada Music

Suuns – Watch You, Watch Me – Secret City Records

Tim Hicks – The Worst Kind (feat. Lindsay Ell) – RGK Entertainment

 

Vote now for your favourite artists at http://indies.ca/voting/

Voting is open until Sunday, May 5th 11:59 PM EDT.

To get Tickets click here 

 

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