Wednesday, July 6, 2011

6th Polaris Music Prize - short list

Today at the Drake Hotel in Toronto, the Polaris Prize short list was announced. The 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

Destroyer, Kaputt

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

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