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Arkells, Joel Plaskett, Zaki Ibrahim On Free Polaris Cover Sessions 10-Inch Available At Select Retailers

Polaris Cover Sessions No. 2 front and back

Polaris Cover Sessions No. 2 front and back

Starting today, buying one of the ten albums nominated for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Short List from select record stores across the national will earn savvy shoppers a bonus free vinyl copy of the Polaris Cover Sessions No. 2.

The three songs on the ten-inch were culled from the Polaris Cover Sessions, an ongoing curated program where past Polaris nominees cover songs from other past Polaris nominees.

Pressed on to elegant translucent blue vinyl by Precision Record Pressing, Polaris Cover Sessions No. 2 features Arkells doing Owen Pallett’s “I Am Not Afraid,” Joel Plaskett covering Feist’s “Bittersweet Melodies” and Zaki Ibrahim’s interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s “Show Me The Place.”

The record is available in the following 27 locations across the country while supplies last:

Atom Heart, Montreal, QC

Aux 33 Tours, Montreal, QC

Blackbyrd Myoozik, Edmonton, AB

Blackbyrd Myoozik, Calgary, AB

Compact Music (Glebe), Ottawa, ON

Compact Music (Centretown), Ottawa, ON

Dead Dog Records, Toronto, ON

Ditch Records, Victoria, BC

Dr. Disc Hamilton, ON

Fred’s St John’s, NFLD

Frequences Le Disquaire, Ste-Hyacinthe, QC

June Records, Toronto, ON

Le Knockout, Quebec City, QC

Listen Records, Edmonton, AB

Milkcrate Records, Kelowna, BC

Music Trader Winnipeg, MB

Neptoon Records, Vancouver, BC

Obsolete Records, Halifax, NS

The ODDs & SODs Shoppe, Ottawa, ON

Red Cat Records, Vancouver, BC

Sloth Records, Calgary, AB

Sonic Boom, Toronto, ON

Soundscapes, Toronto, ON

Taz Records, Halifax, NS

Taz Records, Bedford, NS

Taz Records, Dartmouth, NS

Vinyl Diner, Saskatoon, SK

The first Polaris Cover Sessions ten-inch was released last October and featured Whitehorse performing The New Pornographers’ “Bones Of An Idol,” Sarah Harmer performing Caribou’s “Odessa” and Great Lake Swimmers performing Sarah Harmer’s “I’m A Mountain.” That record was also distributed for free-with-purchase through various Canadian record stores.

Cover Session are presented by SiriusXM Canada and supported by SOCAN.

Each Cover Session was also videotaped while the various acts were in the studio performing their songs. Watch the videos from Arkells, Zaki Ibrahim and Joel Plaskett below:

Zaki Ibrahim – “Show Me The Place” (Leonard Cohen cover) – Polaris Cover Sessions #6

Joel Plaskett – “Bittersweet Melodies” (Feist cover) – Polaris Cover Sessions #5

Arkells – “I Am Not Afraid” (Owen Pallett cover) – Polaris Cover Sessions #4



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