CAT POWER WINS SHORTLIST

CAT POWER WINS SHORTLIST MUSIC PRIZE
FOR HER ALBUM THE GREATEST


Cat Power (Chan Marshall)
June 12, 2007, Los Angeles: The Shortlist Organization today announced Cat Power as the winner of the Sixth Annual Shortlist Music Prize for her album The Greatest. Cat Power is the first woman to win the Shortlist Music Prize, and was also a Shortlist finalist in 2003 for her album You Are Free. Cat Power was selected as this year's winner by a panel of nine Listmakers including Franz Ferdinand, Panic at the Disco, Sufjan Stevens and members of Snow Patrol, the Killer and Flaming Lips.

In a statement, Listmaker KT Tunstall said "Cat Power's album quickly got under my skin. She has one of the most beguiling voices around. The Greatest is an immediate classic that will never age."

The Greatest will be featured on the iTunes Store during a weeklong promotion that includes the availability of a digital exclusive - a track entitled "Up and Gone."

This year’s remaining nine finalists were Band of Horses, Beirut, Bonnie Prince Billy, Cat Power, Girl Talk, Hot Chip, Joanna Newsom, Regina Spektor, Spank Rock and Tom Waits.


Joanna Newsom, Hot Chip and Band of Horses
Among the Ten Shortlist Finalists

The Shortlist organization announced today the ten finalists for the Shortlist Music Prize, a peer-selected award that recognizes the most creative and adventurous albums of the year. The ten finalists are Band of Horses, Beirut, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Cat Power, Girl Talk, Hot Chip, Joanna Newsom, Regina Spektor, Spank Rock and Tom Waits.

The finalists were selected from the initial Long List of sixty nominated albums by a panel of nine Listmakers including Franz Ferdinand, KT Tunstall, Panic at the Disco, Sufjan Stevens and members of Snow Patrol, the Killer and Flaming Lips. Drummer Ronnie Vannucci of the Killers said "the finalists are the backbone of what makes music special in the first place. They are each doing their own thing and it's beautiful."

According to Shortlist cofounder Greg Spotts, "this is the year of the storyteller. More than half of our ten finalists are wordsmiths who create unique characters and narratives, interpreting our complex world in new ways." Many of these artists employ unusual instruments and sounds, from the harp of Joanna Newsom to the accordion of Beirut to the secondhand percussion of Tom Waits. Nine of the ten nominated albums were released by independent labels, marking the indie sector's largest share of the finalists in the award's six-year history.

The winner of this year's Shortlist will be announced in May.

http://www.shortlistofmusic.com/

[Published on: 6/12/07]

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theivywall Mon 4/30/2007 12:33PM
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theivywall

I'm thinking that award should go to cat power, BOH, or mr. tom waits...regina spektor kicks her fair share of ass too

manjotar starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/30/2007 01:05PM
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manjotar

Joanna Newsom carries me away for weeks at a time.

keithrichardsforpres starstarstar Mon 4/30/2007 01:40PM
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keithrichardsforpres

So this award seems a bit ridiculous - A) how can you award this to anyone OTHER than Tow Waits if he's in the running, and B) Why is Tom Waits in the running versus the rest of these relative indie youngsters. Orphans could be Waits' best album yet (although it's really not fair to compare as it's 3 amazing albums versus the normal 1)

rulosa01 Mon 4/30/2007 01:45PM
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wasnt the Tom Waits album made up of mostly old tracks? I mean, I love Tom Waits, but for "most creative and adventurous album of the year"? Maybe when Franks Wild Years came out, but not Orphans. Where's the Duo? and Drums & Tuba? The new flaming lips was pretty adventureous... Claypool dropped of Whales and Woe just last summer...



Just seems kind of like a list of cool indie music that cool indie music people listen to when they are being cool... and indie....

dudeski3 Mon 4/30/2007 02:07PM
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dudeski3

I'm glad to see Girl Talk on that list. That man knows how toi mix a track! sheeeeiiiiit.

okalrightic starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/30/2007 03:11PM
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nice to see band of horses gettin some love...its them or regina!

happydestiny Mon 4/30/2007 05:52PM
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happydestiny

hhmmmm tom waits from this list

corocker Mon 4/30/2007 08:13PM
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what about Tenacious D/The Pick of Destiny? It's grand art dwarfs these other albums.

Astronaut Jones Tue 5/1/2007 08:28AM
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Astronaut Jones

if i ate some crap, crapped it out, ate it again, and crapped it out, know what i'd have? a big pile of Tenacious D

matthau starstar Tue 5/1/2007 01:44PM
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Dude.....what about Justin Timberlake?????

corocker Fri 5/4/2007 01:52PM
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Daddyphatsacks Tue 6/12/2007 11:55AM
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Daddyphatsacks

Hey, let's beef-up that summer tour. We'd love to see you out in the Southwest. Congrats!