SHORTLIST SHORTLIST!

The Shortlist Music Prize is set up to honour the most adventurous and creative albums in contemporary music...

THE

WHITE STRIPES, AIR,

AT

THE DRIVE-IN, GORILLAZ,

THE

BETA BAND, PJ

HARVEY and RYAN

ADAMS are amongst the artists nominated for the new SHORTLIST MUSIC

PRIZE in the USA.

The prize, modelled on BRITAIN’s

MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE, has been set up to honour the most adventurous and

creative albums in contemporary music.

The nominated albums were chosen by a panel of 15 musicians and industry figures,

including Beck,

Aimee Mann, Dave Grohl, ?uestlove from

the Roots, Macy

Gray, Mos

Def, Trent Reznor, Lucinda Williams, Dan

the Automator, Nic Harcourt from renowned LA

radio station KCRW-FM, producers Ross Robinson (Korn,

Slipknot,

At

the Drive-In) and Steve Lillywhite, and Urb

magazine editor Raymond Roker.

The panel nominated a list of 49 releases from which the ten finalists will be

chosen. This long list of nominees includes: Air

‘10,000 HZ Legend’ At The

Drive-In ‘Relationship of Command’ Basement

Jaxx ‘Rooty’ Beta Band

‘Hot Shots II’ Bilal

‘1st Born Second’ Cousteau ‘Cousteau’ Daft Punk

‘Discovery’ Dandy

Warhols ‘Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia’,Foxy Brown ‘Broken

Silence’ Godspeed

You Black Emperor! ‘Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven’ Gorillaz

‘Gorillaz’ Mystic ‘Cuts for Luck & Scars for Free’ PJ Harvey

‘Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea’ Roni

Size/Reprazent ‘In The Mode’ Ryan

Adams ‘Heartbreaker’Sigur Ros

‘Agaetis Byrjun’ Tortoise ‘Standards’ White

Stripes ‘White Blood Cells’

The list of ten finalists for the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in

Music will be announced on October 3. The award will be presented at a special

ceremony and concert event on October 30th in Los Angeles.