Wednesday, July 6, 2011
long list of 40 was whittled down to 10.
To no one's surprise, Arcade Fire's The Suburbs made the cut. It has already triumphed at the Grammy Awards, The Brit Awards and the Junos.
The other bands on the short list are Austra, Braids, Destroyer, Galaxie, Hey Rosetta, Ron Sexsmith, Colin Steston, Timber Timbre and The Weeknd.
The eventual winner is selected by 227 writers across Canada and receives a $30,000 prize. The winner will be named at a gala on September 19 in Toronto.
The complete 2011 Polaris Music Prize Short List
Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
Austra, Feel It Break
Braids, Native Speaker
Galaxie, Tigre et diesel
Hey Rosetta, Seeds
Ron Sexsmith, Long Player Late Bloomer
Colin Steston, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
Timber Timbre, Creep On Creepin' On
The Weeknd, House of Balloons