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July 17th, 2012
The short list for the seventh annual Polaris was announced today. And like every year, interested parties hit up social media to predict just who they thought would fill up the coveted ten spots. After a month of waiting, here they are in alphabetical order. Drum roll please…
Cadence Weapon – Hope In Dirt City
Cold Specks – I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
Drake – Take Care
Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur
Feist – Metals
Fucked Up – David Comes To Life
Grimes – Visions
Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital
Japandroids – Celebration Rock
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – YT//ST
FYI, the Polaris Music Prize is not-for-profit organization that honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music. Polaris recognizes and markets albums of the highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history. it is adjudicated by selected music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers. Each year 40 albums are voted on to a long list, from which ten are selected and then one winner decided by a grand jury. The winning artist receives $30,000 and bragging rights for the best Canadian album of the past year. Though, let’s face it, Canadians don’t often brag about such things.
The winner of the 2012 Polaris Music Prize will be decided at the Gala on September 24th.
Watch a special episode of The Wedge this Sunday at 7:00 AM EST, shot at the short list announcement, featuring interviews with members of nominated bands and various members of the Polaris organization.Tweet