Friday, October 26, 2007

Arctic Monkeys, Band of Horses lead Plug Award winners

Arctic Monkeys and Band of Horses were among the big winners at this year's Plug Independent Music Awards show, held Saturday (2/10) in New York City.

The British indie-pop Monkeys walked away with the award for New Artist of the Year, continuing the surge that followed the release of the band's 2006 debut album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not."

Band of Horses accepted Album of the Year honors for "Everything All the Time," which also picked up Song of the Year for "The Funeral" as well as the award for Americana Album of the Year.

Neko Case [ tickets ], whose most recent album was last year's "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood," was honored as Female Artist of the Year, and Sufjan Stevens won Male Artist of the Year.

The complete list of Plug Award winners is available at the event's website.

The awards show was hosted by comedian David Cross, who introduced a roster of live acts that included Tokyo Police Club, Deerhoof, El-P, Silversun Pickups, and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, according a press release.

Malkmus accepted the Plug Impact Award for "his contribution to independent music through his prolific career in Pavement, Silver Jews and his solo work."

Rounding out some of the other main award categories, Yo La Tengo accepted the award for Indie Rock Album of the Year for the band's most recent set, "I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass," while Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke nabbed the prize for Electronic/Dance Album of the Year for "The Eraser."

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