Friday, March 07, 2008

Dillinger Escape Plan's Ire Works---2008 Plug Independent Music Metal Album of the Year

by Wayne Graham

Congratulations to Dillinger Escape Plan, whose brilliant 2007 album Ire Works, was proclaimed the 2008 Plug Independent Music Awards' "Metal Album of the Year." The Plug Awards are nominated by members of the independent music community and voted on by fans via online ballot on Plug's website. The winners were announced at a ceremony hosted by comic genius Patton Oswalt last night. Other winners included Arcade Fire (album of the year), Animal Collective (indie rock album of the year), Iron & Wine (Americana album of the year), and Gogol Bordello (punk album of the year). Ire Works was my #1 favorite album of last year, and it figured highly on the lists of the Hooks So Big gang on the whole, so we're thrilled to hear about Dillinger's continued success.

Here's the band's new(ish) video for "Milk Lizard", an Ire Works highlight and the best video ever made about a bar stool.

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