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Plug Research artist Ola Podrida nominated for a 2008 Plug Independent Music Award!

Plug Research is pleased to announce that Ola Podrida’s self-titled debut has been nominated for “Americana Album of the Year” at this years Plug Independent Music Award (no relation to Plug Research) and we need your help. As the winners of the awards are chosen by the public, please take a couple of minutes and click on the link below and submit your vote for Ola Podrida. If you can, please forward to your friends as well. Every vote counts, unlike some elections.

http://www.plugawards.com/general_vote.php

Thanks in advance for your support. If you would like to hear more songs by Ola Podrida, please go to www.myspace.com/olapodrida or www.plugresearch.com. Their album is available at all music stores or digital stores everywhere.

Here’s what the press is saying about Ola Podrida:
“Ola Podrida is a cohesive, confident album full of folky, quiet guitars and thoughtful lyrics that coalesce into complete songs” – Pitchfork, Rating: 8.0
“Instruments layer together subtly and deftly, creating an atmosphere that brings to mind the wide Western plains or old, not-quite-forgotten lovers.” – Spin.com, Artist of the Day
“Ola Podrida excels at creating a beautifully atmospheric mood, as well as gentle beauty that’s both spacious and deceptively complex.” – NPR, Song of the Day
“Ola Podrida isn’t just a strikingly accomplished debut—it’s near-essential listening for anyone who’s been taken with the recent turn in some parts of the indie cosmology towards folkier and more countrified sounds.” – Stylus Magazine
“Writers like to say stupid stuff about music like this being a soundtrack to your life, but really, put your life on hold for 46 minutes.” – Popmatters

About the Plug Independent Music Awards:
PLUG is about the independent music community coming together to recognize our own. We’re fans from every walk of the music world who gather each year to recognize the artists who live and flourish in the margins of mainstream culture. While many of the artists on the PLUG ballot are well known to fans steeped in the independent music world, most are nowhere near the household names they deserve to be.

How does it work? Each fall, we gather the PLUG Cartel (advisory board of 250-300 people who select the nominees), and after collecting/tallying the votes, the official nominees are announced in the form of an online ballot. Fans from around the world then logon to vote the winners who are announced at the PLUG Independent Music Awards Ceremony and Concert in March.

New Ola Podrida Video “Lost & Found”

Lost & Found by Ola Podrida
Starring Ivan Dimitrov & David Wingo
Directed by Todd Rohal (THE GUATEMALAN HANDSHAKE)

Ola Podrida – Live this Friday 10/19 @ 9pm – Union Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn

www.myspace.com/olapodrida www.plugresearch.com
www.ivandance.com
www.ghandshake.com

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September Podcast!

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- September 2007 -
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Roommate – Emidio Antoci – New Steam EP
Flying Lotus – STUNTS – Unreleased
Ras G – Alien Y’all – Unreleased
dntel – untitled – Early Works for me if it Works for you II
dntel featuring Flying Lotus – Damage Control – Unreleased
matthewdavid – blending everything in ourselves – Unreleased
Captain Hands – Nothing Disco – Unreleased 12″
Languis – Sensitive – 7″

Just in case you missed it, here’s the August podcast

- August 2007 -
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Roommate – Until Then (Broadcast cover) – New Steam EP
Chessie – Untitled [UNRELEASED TRACK] – Manifest
The Life Force Trio – A Dream of Los Angeles with Clear Blue Skies – Alice! 7″
James Figurine – Other 99 – Covers 7″
Meanest Man Contest – Some People (Just Get off on Breaking Hearts) – Some People EP
Build An Ark – Village Soft – Peace With Every Step
Ola Podrida – Jordanna – Ola Podrida

Pitchforkmedia.com Premiere: Ola Podrida: “Run Off the Road” [Video]

Before forming Ola Podrida, David Wingo worked as a composer on numerous independent films, yet his lyrics– especially on “Run Off the Road”– blend concrete nouns and stream-of-conscious imagery in a way that defies literal visual interpretation. But that only makes this ongoing video project so interesting: Each month, a different director will create a clip for a different song from Ola Podrida’s self-titled debut album. In August, Michael Tully shot a clip for “Photo Booth”. This month, Joe Swanberg, director of Hannah Takes the Stairs, created this quietly erotic piece for “Run Off the Road”. Instead of trying to play out the song’s narrative– about thwarted escape and going home to find it irrevocably changed– Swanberg shoots actors Erin Fisher and Kentucker Audley playing a couple spending an afternoon alone together. Shot in grainy stock, as if these moments are from a home movie long buried in the mind’s attic, the clip only hints at a world beyond these two lovers, leaving their fates ambiguous: are they in the throes of new passion or the autumn of a dying romance? October promises no answers.

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