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Polaris Music Prize 2013 Short List Is Here

· by Aaron Brophy

The 2013 Polaris Music Prize Short List was announced today at the Drake Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. Here is the 2013 Polaris Music Prize Short List: Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! Zaki Ibrahim – Every Opposite Metric – Synthetica METZ – METZ Purity Ring – Shrines Colin Stetson – New History […]

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Polaris People For July 12: One Last Look At The 2013 Long List

· by Aaron Brophy

Although the 40 albums that make up this year’s Long List will live on forever in our hearts, in order to fulfill our greater purpose on July 16 we will be saying goodbye to 30 of these records when we unveil the 2013 Polaris Music Prize Short List. It will be a bittersweet parting, but […]

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Polaris People For The Week Of June 21: Metz's Chad VanAnimation and Fucked Up Food

· by Aaron Brophy

Congratulations to RM Hubbert who just won this year’s SAY Award, Scotland’s answer to the Polaris, last night for the album Thirteen Lost & Found. Hubbert’s reaction to winning was comfortingly similar to that of many Polaris winners after their victories. “Thank you so much for all of the very, very kind messages. I’m extremely […]

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Polaris People For The Week Of June 14: Long List Reaction

· by Aaron Brophy

We revealed the 2013 Polaris Music Prize Long List earlier this week. It’s kind of a big deal. It also means we’ve now entered into the Great Polaris Debateâ„¢ phase of our annual quest to determine the best Canadian album released this year. The lack of a true jazz album on the Long List has […]

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Polaris Music Prize 2013 Long List Is Here

The 2013 Polaris Music Prize Long List has been announced. Hosted by SiriusXM‘s Andréanne Sasseville the 40 Long List albums were unveiled earlier today at the Phi Centre http://phi-centre.com/ in Old Montreal. 2006 Polaris Music Prize winner Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy), 2009 Short Listers Radio Radio, Laurel Spengelmeyer of 2011 Long Listers Little Scream and […]

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Polaris People For The Week Of May 31: Broken Book Scene And New Music Everywhere

· by Aaron Brophy

The 2013 Polaris Music Prize Long List is almost here. On Saturday, June 1 (tomorrow), over 200 foam-mouthed, bloodshot-eyed, Cujo-lumbering music journalists from across Canada will begin submitting their top five album ballots to the Great Polaris Tabulatron. From there Polaris operatives will reveal said results with great pomp and ceremony on Thursday, June 13 […]

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