November 16, 2007 02:25:14 GMT
Of Montreal and Battles are both up for seven nods, competing against each other in several areas.
Plug Awards, the so-called Grammys for independent rock acts, have announced its nominees for the year 2008. Leading the number of nods are Of Montreal and math rock band Battles at 7 each.
The categories that they share include Album of the Year and Indie Rock Album. Just behind them at 6 gongs are Arcade Fire and French duo Justice. The latter is in for Best New Artist, competing it with Battles, Bat for Lashes and nine others.
Other nominees include Radiohead, Spoon, Animal Collective, Panda Bear and this year's winner Band of Horses. The full list can be found on the official site that is linked below.
Voting on the official site has begun since Tuesday (November 13). The ceremony will take place March 6 at New York's Terminal 5.