The Thickets are finalists in the Indie Music Awards!
The Track is “Blackout” and you can vote for it here:
VOTE NOW!! You know we deserve to win! Don’t we?
Behold the press release:
For Immediate Release
November 20, 2008
VANCOUVER’S OWN THE DARKEST OF THE HILLSIDE THICKETS NAMED AS A FINALIST OF THE 8TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS
INDIE ARTISTS FROM 6 CONTINENTS TO BE PROMOTED TO MORE THAN 20 MILLION & APPEAR IN 2009 EDITION OF THE MUSICIAN’S ATLAS
Vancouver based The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets is among a diverse group of independent musicians named as a Finalist in the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards. The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets is dedicated to promoting the literature of H.P. Lovecraft, who wrote of lost cities, tainted genealogy, alien gods, and that fabled tome, The Necronomicon. The Thickets have a reputation for entrancing audiences with their melodic blend of energetic punk and rock, while wearing thrilling costumes that help bring their good-naturedly macabre songs to life. Their song “Shhh….” is available as a downloadable track for Harmonix Rock Band video game. Other tracks have appeared in video games like Sword of the Stars and Penny Arcade Adventures Episode 2.
IMA Finalists will now advance to the final round of judging by a distinguished group of influential artists and industry insiders. The Judges who will determine this year’s IMA Winners include Peter Gabriel, Suzanne Vega, Roger Daltrey, George Jones, Buddy Guy, James “Blood” Ulmer, Paquito D’Rivera, Keith Urban, Lee Ritenour, DJ Skribble, Clint Black, Kurtis Blow, Zakk Wylde, Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis, MTV Music Supervisor, Carrie Hughes, JVC Jazz Festival talent buyer Jason Olaine, mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, and many others.
IMA Winners and Finalists will appear in the 11th annual edition of The Musician’s Atlas 2009, on sale January, 2009. Regarded as the industry’s most comprehensive contact directory, The Atlas is used by independent musicians and entrepreneurs to market and sell music more successfully. Developed and coordinated by Music Resource Group, publisher of The Musician’s Atlas, the Independent Music Awards program delivers a variety of premiums to Winners including:
• Year-long marketing campaigns, partnerships and distribution alliances, that will place the Winners in front of millions of music fans and industry decision makers around the world.
• The IMA Winners CD compilation will be distributed to 10,000 music fans and industry at events such as SXSW, Ozzfest, The Warped Tour throughout the year and promoted to more 650 US & Canadian college & public radio stations.
• eMusic will promote IMA Winners to millions of their subscribers throughout
• Exposure to nearly 10 million viewers of ManiaTV.com and Havoc TV.
Music fans will be casting their votes for their favorite IMA Finalists at
www.IndependentMusicAwards.com at the IMA Vox Populi Jukebox.
For more information on the Musician’s Atlas and the Independent Music Awards contact Joelle Caputa (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 973-509-9898.