TV On the Radio won the fourth annual Shortlist Music Prize yesterday (Nov. 15) at the Avalon Theater in Los Angeles. The New York-based act, which received a $10,000 cash prize presented by XM Satell
TV On the Radio won the fourth annual Shortlist Music Prize yesterday (Nov. 15) at the Avalon Theater in Los Angeles. The New York-based act, which received a $10,000 cash prize presented by XM Satellite Radio, won for the Touch & Go album "Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes." The show was broadcast live on XM, and will be televised Saturday (Nov. 20) on MTV2.
Other nominees/performers on the night included Eagles Of Death Metal, Dizzee Rascal and Nellie McKay.
Previous Shortlist winners have been Sigur Ros, N.E.R.D. and Damien Rice.
Styled as a U.S. equivalent to Britain's Mercury Prize, the Shortlist honors cutting-edge performers whose latest albums have sold fewer than 500,000 copies at the time of their nomination. To be eligible, the album must have been released between July 1, 2003, and June 30, 2004.
The nominees and winner are selected by a panel of "listmakers," which this year included Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, Chris Carrabba, the Dixie Chicks, Jim Jarmusch, John Mayer, Norah Jones and System Of A Down's Serj Tankian.
The full list of finalists for this year was Air's "Talkie Walkie" (Astralwerks), Dizzee Rascal's "Boy in Da Corner" (Matador/XL), Franz Ferdinand's self-titled Domino/Epic debut, Ghostface Killah's "The Pretty Toney Album" (Def Jam), the Killers' "Hot Fuss" (Island), Loretta Lynn's "Van Lear Rose" (Interscope), Nellie McKay's "Get Away From Me" (Columbia), the Streets' "A Grand Don't Come for Free" (Vice) and Wilco's "A Ghost Is Born" (Nonesuch).