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Ladies and Gentlemen your 2010 Polaris Long List

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Here are the big 40, revealed lovingly today at 1:30 via @polarisprize on the Twitter. And at The Drake Sky Yard by Grant Lawrence, with assists to Jill Barber, D-Sisive, Elliott BROOD and Damian from 2009 winners Fucked Up. They will be narrowed to 10 and announced July 6, time TBA.

Now listen!

Apollo Ghosts – Mount Benson (Vancouver)

Bahamas – Pink Strat (Toronto)

The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night (Montréal)

Blue Rodeo – The Things We Left Behind (Toronto)

Brasstronaut – Mt. Chimaera (Vancouver)

Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record (Toronto)

Basia Bulat – Heart Of My Own (London)

By Divine Right – Mutant Message (Toronto)

Caribou – Swim (Dundas)

Jason Collett – Rat A Tat Tat (Toronto)

Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles (II) (Toronto)

Amelia Curran – Hunter Hunter (Halifax)

Fred Fortin – Plastrer La Lune (Montréal)

Frog Eyes – Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph (Victoria)

Hannah Georgas – This Is Good (Vancouver)

Ghostkeeper – Ghostkeeper (Calgary)

Holy Fuck – Latin (Toronto)

Karkwa – Les Chemins De Verre (Montréal)

LeE HARVeY OsMOND – A Quiet Evil (Hamilton)

Greg MacPherson – Mr. Invitation (Winnipeg)

Dan Mangan – Nice, Nice, Very Nice (Vancouver)

Misteur Valaire – Golden Bombay (Montréal)

The New Pornographers – Together (Vancouver)

Owen Pallett – Heartland (Toronto)

Plants And Animals – La La Land (Montréal)

Radio Radio – Belmundo Regal (Montréal)

Justin Rutledge – The Early Widows (Toronto)

The Sadies – Darker Circles (Toronto)

Shad – TSOL (London)

Elizabeth Shepherd – Heavy Falls The Night (Toronto)

The Slew – 100% (Montréal)

Meaghan Smith – The Cricket’s Orchestra (London)

South Rakkas Crew – The Stimulus Package (Toronto)

Tegan And Sara – Sainthood (Vancouver)

The Wooden Sky – If I Don’t Come Home You’ll Know I’m Gone (Toronto)

Hawksley Workman – Meat (Huntsville)

You Say Party! We Say Die! – XXXX (Vancouver)

Young Galaxy – Invisible Republic (Montréal)

Yukon Blonde – Yukon Blonde (Vancouver)

Zeus – Say Us (Toronto)

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