Brooklyn bands pile up Rober Awards nominations


Brooklyn confirmed itself once again as the centre of the most ground breaking music while some of its more notorious residents took the majority of this year’s Rober Awards nominations.

It’s no surprise to find Animal Collective featuring in multiple fields. The Brooklyn-based collective has earned 7 nominations for their landmark album “Merriweather Post Pavilion”. More surprising is the fact fellow Brooklynites Grizzly Bear have matched them in number of categories, igniting the battle betweem the two most acclaimed bands of the NY borough.

Following them closely, with five nominations, their neighbours Dirty Projectors on a tie-up with French favorites Phoenix. The Knife’s Karin Dreijer’s side project, Fever Ray; Wu-Tang member Raekwon and style icons Yeah Yeah Yeahs have got four apiece.

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See the full nominations tally:

7 Nominations

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
GRIZZLY BEAR

5 Nominations

DIRTY PROJECTORS
PHOENIX

4 Nominations

FEVER RAY
RAEKWON
YEAH YEAH YEAHS

3 Nominations

GIRLS
JOKER
MOS DEF
NEON INDIAN
SHACKLETON
TAKEN BY TREES
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
THE XX

2 Nominations

ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS
ATLAS SOUND
A-TRAK
BILL CALLAHAN
DELOREAN
DJ/RUPTURE
FUCK BUTTONS
jj
JOY ORBISON
LA YEGROS
LIGHTNING BOLT
LOS PLANETAS
MEMORY TAPES
NEKO CASE
NICK CAVE
PIXIES
ROYKSOPP FEAT. ROBYN
ST. VINCENT
THE FLAMING LIPS
THE-DREAM
TORO Y MOI
WASHED OUT
WAVVES
WOODS

1 Nominations

5 YEARS OF HYPERDUB
AEROPLANE
AFRODITA
ALELA DIANE
AMERIE
AMORPHOUS ANDROGYNOUS
ANNIE
AVI BUFFALO
BARONESS
BAT FOR LASHES
BEASTIE BOYS
BENJAMIN BIOLAY
BIG BOI
BIG STAR
BON IVER
CAMERA OBSCURA
CAN YOU DIG IT? THE MUSIC AND POLITICS OF BLACK ACTION FILMS
CASSIE
CHROMEO
CONVERGE
DAM FUNK
DARK WAS THE NIGHT
DEERHUNTER
DEPECHE MODE
DJ QUICK & KURUPT
MATT SHADETEK
DOOM
ELECTRIK RED
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
FRIENDLY FIRES
AU REVOIR SIMONE
HARMONIA & ENO
HEALTH
INGLORIOUS BASTERDS
J DILLA
JAPANDROIDS
JON TALABOT
KERI HILSON
KHALED
KRAFTWERK
LA BIEN QUERIDA
LA ROUX
LADY GAGA
LAS GRECAS
LEONARD COHEN
LILY ALLEN
MADERA LIMPIA
MAJOR LAZER
MASTODON
MATIAS AGUAYO
MATT & KIM
NACHO VEGAS
NEIL YOUNG
NIRVANA
NO AGE
O’SPADA
OUMOU SANGARE
PALERMO SHOOTING
POLVO
PREFAB SPROUT
RADIOHEAD
RZA
SALEM
SHAKIRA
SKREAM
SLEIGH BELLS
A.R. RAHMAN
SOLANGE
SPARKLEHORSE
ST. ETIENNE
SUNN o)))
THE BEATLES
THE DRUMS
THE MONKS
WARREN ELLIS
THE VASELINES
THE VERY BEST
TOM WAITS
TOMMY SPARKS
TUNE-YARDS
UPROOT ANDY/PETRONA MARTINEZ
VAINICA DOBLE
WARP 20
WHERE THE ACTION IS! LOS ANGELES NUGGETS 1965-1968
KAREN O & THE KIDS
WILCO
YO LA TENGO
YURA YURA TEIKOKU

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