SiriusXM Indies Announce 2015 Nominees

SiriusXM Indies Announce 2015 Nominees
Canadian Music Week will play host to the 15th annual Independent Music Awards on May 9. As previously reported, the ceremony better known as the Indies will feature performances from Billy Talent, Alvvays, the Glorious Sons, Broncho and Miracles. Now, the list of nominees for the night's awards has been revealed.
 
Alvvays, Death From Above 1979, Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallet and the New Pornographers will face off in the coveted Album of the Year category, with each of the aforementioned nominees appearing again in their respective Group/Duo or Artist of the Year category, as well.
 
Beyond the borders of Canada, artist like Run the Jewels, Cloud Nothings, St. Vincent and Flying Lotus nabbed nominations in the international categories.
 
The winners are decided by both fans and industry voters, and the awards will be handed out on May 9 at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto. You can vote for your favourite artists and get tickets to the event over here at the Indies' official website.

Check out a select list of nominees below, or head here for the full extensive list.
 
Album of the Year:
 
Alvvays Alvvays
Death From Above 1979 The Physical World
Mac DeMarco Salad Days
Owen Pallet In Conflict
The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers
 
Single of the Year:
 
[SEBELL] "Till the Sun Burns Out"
Chromeo "Jealous (I Ain't With It)"
Death From Above 1979 "Trainwreck 1979"
MAGIC! "Rude"
USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) "Yin Yang"
 
Group or Duo of the Year:
 
Alvvays
Death From Above 1979
The Glorious Sons
The New Pornographers
Tokyo Police Club
 
Artist of the Year:
 
Caribou
Mac DeMarco
Owen Pallett
Tanya Tagaq
The Weeknd
 
Female Artist of the Year:
 
Jenn Grant
Lisa LeBlanc
Lowell
Steph Cameron
Tanya Tagaq
 
Male Artist of the Year:
 
Chad VanGaalen
Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast
Kevin Drew
Owen Pallet
Rich Aucoin
 
Songwriter of the Year:
 
July Talk
The New Pornographers
The Weeknd
Whitehorse
You+Me
 
Alternative Group or Duo of the Year:
 
Alvvays
Bahamas
Dan Mangan + Blacksmith
Timber Timbre
You+Me
 
Electronic Artist or Group of the Year:
 
Art Department
Caribou
Operators
Plastikman
Zeds Dea
 
Metal Artist or Group of the Year:
 
Archspire
Culted
Devin Townsend Project
Protest the Hero
Thantifaxath
 
Punk/Hardcore Artist or Group of the Year:
 
Comeback Kid
Fucked Up
Single Mothers
The OBGMs
White Lung
 
Rap/Hip Hop Artist or Group of the Year:
 
Cam Smith
Jazz Cartier
Naturally Born Strangers
Saukrates
Tre Mission
 
Rock Artist or Group of the Year:
 
Big Wreck
Current Swell
Death From Above 1979
The Glorious Sons
The Trews
 
International Group or Duo of the Year:
 
Broncho
Cloud Nothings
Future Islands
Run The Jewels
Spoon
 
International Artist of the Year:
Aphex Twin
Flying Lotus
Hozier
Sharon Van Etten
St. Vincent
 
International Album of the Year:
 
Against Me!  Transgender Dysphoria Blues
FKA Twigs LP1
Run The Jewels Run The Jewels 2
St. Vincent St. Vincent
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
 
International Single of the Year:
 
Future Islands "Seasons (Waiting On You)"
Hozier "Take Me To Church"
Jason Aldean "Burnin' it Down"
Mr. Probz "Waves (Robin Shulz Remix)"
The War on Drugs "Red Eyes"