ARTS & CRAFTS CELEBRATES FIVE JUNO NOMINATIONS
TOBIAS JESSO JR, MAJICAL CLOUDZ, DAN MANGAN + BLACKSMITH, AND BADBADNOTGOOD ALL NOMINATED FOR 2016 JUNO AWARDS
The votes are in for the 2016 JUNO Award nominations, with Arts & Crafts artists being selected six times in six different categories. Tobias Jesso Jr. leads the way with nominations in three different categories, Adult Alternative Album Of The Year, Songwriter Of The Year, and Breakthrough Artist Of The Year. Majical Cloudz’ latest record Are You Alone? received a nod for Alternative Album Of The Year, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith’s Club Meds is up for Recording Package Of The Year, while congratulations are in order for Arts & Crafts artist BADBADNOTGOOD whose collaboration with Ghostface Killah, Sour Soul (released on eOne Music), is nominated for Rap Recording Of The Year. The winners of the 2016 JUNO Awards will be announced on April 2 and 3 in Calgary.
PRAISE FOR TOBIAS JESSO JR.’S GOON
“A spellbinding debut” The Vancouver Sun
“an indisputable triumph and a staggering opening statement” NOW Magazine
PRAISE FOR MAJICAL CLOUDZ’ ARE YOU ALONE?
"A haunting, ethereal and intense listening experience, at once raw and polished, intimate and yet somehow unknowable.” The Globe And Mail
“On Are You Alone?, Majical Cloudz are at the height of their powers, opening themselves up fully and inviting the listener in.” Exclaim!
PRAISE FOR DAN MANGAN + BLACKSMITH’S CLUB MEDS
“bold musical backdrops… a grand, emotional climax” The Guardian
"spectacularly well played, arranged and produced. ..the transfixing depth and detail of the mix tends to hook you even before these rather evasive songs get their hooks in you." The Toronto Star