Congratulations to all the winners at this year’s Indie-O Music Awards, particularly to Club Fonograma’s favorites Hello Seahorse!, Furland, Los Amparito, Mexican Institute of Sound, Marvin & Vicente Gayo. As you might remember we were up for Blog of the Year, we didn’t win, but it was great to see our name among the nominees, it’s particularly special considering we are a US-based blog, so it feels great to get some love from the jury (comprised of musicians, journalists & people in the industry). You can see the full list of winners HERE. But just to build on our ego, here is our dream line of what your CF editor (@carlosreyes) voted for as part of the jury.
Once again, this is not the list of winners; it’s my personal ballot. You can download the full list of ballots HERE.
Band of the year: Hello Seahorse! Selma Oxor
Song of the year: “Por Medio de la Lectura” (Los Amparito) “Fan de Carcass” (Piyama Party)
Live Act: Quiero Club Hello Seahorse!
New Artist: Los Amparito Carla Morrison
Rock Album: Selma Oxor (Selma Oxor) Bestia (Hello Seahorse!)
Solo Album: Aprendiendo a Aprender (Carla Morrison) Katy (Mr. Racoon)
Punk/Garage Album: Guacala los modernos y su electro (White Ninja) Melocochambre Sonico (Los Margaritos)
Hip Hop Album: The Re Album (Zozaya) Obus (Quid Comba)
Dance/Electro Album: Roba orgon de plantas y animales (Pepepe) Family Reunited (Unsexy Nerd Ponies)
Unknown genre: Historia de la Luz (Furland) CUU LP (Sr. Amable)
Art Package: Bestia (Hello Seahorse) Historia de la Luz (Furland)
Video of the year: "Mis amigos y yo te amamos" (Alexico) "Minutos de Aire" (Quiero Club)
Internet Radio: Radio Global Rock & Radio
Publication: Marvin R&R
Blog of the year: Panamerika 8106
Label of the year: Nene Records The Poni Republic
Best 5 Mexican independent albums of the decade:
Porter – Atemahawke (Tercer Piso)
En Ventura – Los Gandharvas (Delhotel)
Hello Seahorse! – Bestia (MUN)
Bam Bam – Bam Bam (Nene Records)
Porter – Donde los Ponys Pastan (Tercer Piso)