Love/heard of the Killers, We Are Scientists, Prefuse73 and Louis XIV? Well, then you might be interested to know that, other than supportive bloggers, Diesel-U-Music can be thanked for the above bands. Why? They’ve each won or or been a finalist at the Diesel:U:Music Awards, now in its fifth year.

Split into three categories, the Diesel-U-Music prize takes months of intense listening to hundreds of band submissions by locally respected journalists and record label folks: Josh Glazer of Urb Magazine, Jonathan Clarke, host of Q104.3FM New York’s Out of the Box, Sean Moeller of Daytrotter fame, Jeff Castelaz of Dangerbird Records/Cast Management, Jason Jordan of Hollywood Records, Sam Valenti of Ghostly, Kavi Ohri of Decon, Vlad Barat Capitol, Gabriel Andruzzi of The Rapture/Throne of Blood, Dave Kostiner, music attorney at D,S,L,M&H, and David Ireland of BPM.

The public can vote now at through September.

This year’s semi-finalists after the jump!

In the Rock/Indie category…..
Exit from France
The Allies from Sweden
The Features from United States
Bo Pepper from United Kingdom
Revenue from United Kingom
Projeto Lab from Brazil
Twice from France
Princeton from United States
Eating Pebble from Sweden
Hong Kong Dollar from Belgium
Lippie from France
The Steers from United Kingdom
Amen Birdman from France

In the Electronic/Dance category….
!Marcelo B from Brazil
My Toys Like Me from United Kingdom
The Electric Riot from United Kingdom
The Toxic Avenger from France
Warm Bodies from United States
Get Shakes from United Kingdom
The Glamour from United States
Global Wave from Japan

And in the Urban/Hip-Hop category….
Agehah TheTRIO from Japan
Alex Blood from United Kingdom
Cool Kids from United States
Iman from United Kingdom
Ghostown from France
The Clik Clik from United Kingdom
Admiral Crumple from Canada
Stefan Abingdon from United Kingdom
SouthuNoyz from United States
Bumble Bee from Japan

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