Are you having trouble deciding who to vote for? I mean, there’s a lot of great nominees to select from. I should know, as I handpicked every last one of them. Here’s a small sampling of some of this year’s nominees. Take a listen, and feel free to vote in the Ghostys, whether it be for one of these sixteen acts or anyone else for that matter.
- The Orange, “Valium”
The Orange have a couple of nominations in this year’s Ghostys. OK, it’s more than a couple. Only Rahim Quazi outdoes The Orange in the nomination count. The band is nominated for Best Group Act, Best Live Act, Best Rock Act, Best Psych Rock Act, Best Album for Sharing Vitamins, and “Valium” is nominated for Best Song. The song you’re hearing here isn’t the album version of
“Blow-Up”, but the newly released Courtney Taylor-Taylor remix, which will be feature on the band’s upcoming EP, Sharing Vitamins with the Dandy Warhols. Yeah, when the lead singer of the Dandy Warhols wants to remix your music, you’re having a good year.
- Party Static, “Poor Baby”
The group is nominated for Best Pop Act.
- Birds of Night, “Dark”
The Denton based rock band is nominated (appropriately enough) for Best Rock Act.
- Convoy and the Cattlemen, “Run Back”
You might be shocked upon hearing the band’s name that they’re nominated for Best Country Act. Then again, maybe not.
- Sealion, “Catahoula”
Sealion themselves aren’t nominated for anything, but Samantha Villavert who plays bass for both them and Son of Stan, did receive a Best Bassist nomination. Plus, it’s a nice excuse to play some new Sealion music.
- Paper Saints, “Girl with No Middle Name”
Here’s another musician nomination, this time going out to Lysandra Chapman of Paper Saints (plus Funeral Shoes and the now defunct Chloes) for Best Pianist/Keyboardist.
- Medasin, “Make a Banger”
Medasin is indeed quite skilled at making bangers, as evidenced by this track. That’s why he received a nomination for Best Electronic Act, as well as Best Under 21 Act.
- Richard Gilbert, “I Love the Night”
A little over two months ago, I had the privilege of debuting this video on my blog. It’s most deserving of its nomination for Best Music Video.
- Jessie Frye, “One in a Million”
I’m sure that Ms. Frye will receive many nominations next year, as her Boys Club EP was released too late to qualify for this year’s nominations. Still, her backup band nabbed a few nominations. Andrew O’Hearn was nominated for best bassist, and Chad Ford was nominated for Best Drummer.
- Missing Sibling, “Commiserate”
Not only did the Fort Worth band receive a nomination for Best EP that shares a title with this song, the band’s keyboardist Kevin Buchanan received a nomination for his work with both Missing Sibling and The Diabolical Machines.
- Sugarfoote & Company, “Long Gone Daddy”
The band will be playing tomorrow night at Adair’s. If you’ve never been to one of their shows, check it out tomorrow night. You’ll see how they earned their nomination for Best Country Act.
- Andy Pickett, “It Happens Every Night”
I liked Mr. Pickett from the moment I heard “JJ’s Gettin’ It” on the Group Therapy Vol. 2 compilation. He’s now nominated for Best Folk Artist.
- Nervous Curtains, “Devastator”
The band’s lead singer, Sean Kirkpatrick, earned a nomination for Best Pianist/Keyboardist.
- Year of the Bear, “Shake Your Tambourine”
The band is nominated for Best Psych Rock Act. It’s also worth mention that YOTB and Andy Pickett are both on Dreamy Life Records, who are nominated for Best Record Label.
- Blue, the Misfit, “No Care in the World”
I know what the song title says, but I do hope he cares that he was nominated for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Act.
- The Wife and Kids, “Soundclock”
Time to wrap up the Soundcloud playlist with “Soundclock”, which helps showcase how The Wife and Kids earned their Best Ska Act nomination.