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2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 40 albums on the 2018 Long List. The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List is: a l l i e – Nightshade Alvvays – Antisocialites Arcade Fire – Everything Now Bahamas – Earthtones The Barr Brothers – Queens of the Breakers Bernice – Puff […]

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Lindi Ortega Covers Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” For SiriusXM Polaris Cover Sessions

The Polaris Music Prize has released its SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session for 2018 featuring Lindi Ortega reinterpreting “Suzanne” from Leonard Cohen’s 1967 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize-winning album Songs Of Leonard Cohen. An in-studio performance video of the song is now available via the Polaris YouTube channel. Additionally, an audio stream of it can be […]

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Hamilton, Ontario In The Spotlight For Polaris Podcast EP15

The Polaris Podcast traveled to Hamilton, Ontario for this live taping event at Jillard Guitars featuring jurors Jamie Tennant (CFMU), J.C. Villamere (villamere.com) and Biljana Njegovan (Cut From Steel) talking records with host Steve Jordan. A wide range of Polaris and Hamilton-related topics were covered by the panel. Tennant used the opportunity to discuss his […]

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Weaves Do Arcade Fire’s “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” For SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session

The Polaris Music Prize has debuted its first SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session for 2018 featuring Weaves reinterpreting “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” from Arcade Fire’s 2004 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize-winning album Funeral. An in-studio performance video of the song is now available via the Polaris YouTube channel. Additionally, an audio stream of it can be […]

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Feist, k-os Featured In Polaris Podcast EP14

Feist’s breakout album Let It Die and k-os’ genre-spanning Joyful Rebellion albums are the focus of this Polaris Podcast episode thanks to their recent Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designations. The last episode in our four-part mini-series dedicated to recent Heritage Prize albums, this one features veteran Polaris jurors Karen Bliss and Tabassum Siddiqui […]

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Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Poster Show And Sale March 13 At Drake Hotel

Polaris will be unveiling our one-of-a-kind screenprint tribute posters we’ve commissioned to honour the eight most recent albums that received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. The albums we’ll be honouring with these works are: The Band — The Band by j.s.godfrey Eric’s Trip — Love Tara by Jessica Fortner Feist — Let It Die by Toko […]

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Tragically Hip, Eric’s Trip Featured In Polaris Podcast EP13

The Tragically Hip’s 1992 album Fully Completely and Eric’s Trip’s 1993 album Love Tara albums are the focus of this Polaris Podcast episode thanks to their recent Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designations. Veteran East Coast arts reporter and Polaris juror Stephen Cooke talked about the unique sound of Love Tara. “Around that time […]

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Harmonium, Glenn Gould In Focus For Polaris Podcast EP12

For Polaris Podcast episode 12 we focus on two albums that recently received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designation — Glenn Gould’s Bach: The Goldberg Variations and Harmonium’s L’Heptade. CBC’s Katherine Duncan noted the then-very unusual decision the late-Gould made to not perform live. “He decided. OK, I’m just going to go […]

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The Band, Gordon Lightfoot Heritage Prize Albums In Focus On Polaris Podcast EP 11

For Polaris Podcast episode 11 we focus on two albums that recently received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designation — Gordon Lightfoot’s Lightfoot! and The Band’s self-titled album. Nick Jennings, a Polaris juror and author of the recently released book Lightfoot, used the podcast to tell a story about the time Lightfoot […]

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