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August 24, 2004

Chitown on the Shortlist

The initial roster of nominees for the 2004 Shortlist Prize has been unveiled. The so-called "longlist" includes more than 6 dozen albums picked by 13 carefully selected scenesters and stars (from Jack Black to the Dixie Chicks and Chris Carrabba to ?uestlove).

And the nominees with Chicago connections are:

Artist: Fiery Furnaces
Album: Gallowsbird's Bark
Local tie: Eleanor and Matt Friedberger were raised in Oak Park

Artist: Iron & Wine
Album: Our Endless Numbered Days
Local tie: Recorded at Engine Studios, produced by Brian Deck

Artist: TV on the Radio
Album: Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
Local tie: Released by Touch & Go Records

Artist: Wilco
Album: A Ghost Is Born
Local tie: Uh ... have you been paying attention?