Polaris People For The Week Of June 14: Long List Reaction
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 been noticed in some quarters.
Elsewhere, the absence of Serena Ryder is causing others to call into question “the validity of the entire award.”
Over at Vulture they kinda, sorta made it about Justin Bieber. (Sly.)
And even a couple of charter Polaris People got in on the pile-on.
@PolarisPrize Your long list seems a little short to me. You forgot my two S’s—STARS and SNOWBLINK. The letter S is more powerful then P.
â€” Kevin Drew (@KevinSelection) June 14, 2013
Big congrats to all @PolarisPrize long-listers! But where’s @aidanknight ??
â€” Dan Mangan (@danmanganmusic) June 13, 2013
That’s OK, Owen Pallett, the 2006 champ and one of our presenters at the Long List reveal in Montreal, supports the acts who made it.
That’s cool, I love the Long List. That’s where the girls and gays and rappers hang out
â€” Owen Pallett (@owenpallett) June 13, 2013
The folks at Toronto record store Soundscapes have our back, too. (Go buy something from them.)
@polarisprize Long List display set up, will have to order some of the Québécois artists new to us pic.twitter.com/saCAvAk8hb
â€” Soundscapes (@soundscapesTO) June 13, 2013
Meanwhile, the actual people who made the Long List have have been weighing in on being part of the exclusive club of Polaris People. We tracked down a bunch of their Twitter reactions.
happy 2B longlisted for @PolarisPrize again and congrats to homies @suunsband @BesnardLakes @colinstetson @theluyas and Godspeed #MTLrepping
â€” Young Galaxy (@younggalaxy) June 13, 2013
I put out a record last year that is arguably 1 of the 40 best Canadian records of 2012, and my income reflects that. @PolarisPrize
â€” Carl Newman (@ACNewman) June 13, 2013
Very honoured to be included on the @PolarisPrize long list today! Thank you to all the Canadian music media who voted for Heartthrob!
â€” Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) June 13, 2013
On est sur la longue liste du Polaris pis on capote pas mal. http://t.co/VbjoLitlkG
â€” Les soeurs Boulay (@LessoeursBoulay) June 13, 2013
Very honored to make the @PolarisPrize long list of nominations- thank you for the amazing support Canada! http://t.co/9LOG65WCpo
â€” Rhyemusic (@Rhyemusic) June 13, 2013
@PolarisPrize thanks Polaris p
Prize! Nice to be long
â€” Old Man Luedecke (@OldManLuedecke) June 13, 2013
Thanks @PolarisPrize (and more accurately, everyone that voted for us) for the long-list nomination! Very, very awesome
â€” ãŽ¡Î›J¡¢âˆ€âŒ â‚¡ÅâœªÏ…Î´Î– (@majicalcloudz) June 13, 2013
@alaskanband dudes, we’re SO confident we’ll win, we already picked out the boat we’re getting with the prize money! 😉
â€” KEN mode (@kenmodenoise) June 14, 2013
#TakesTime is the first solo record I’ve released in the @PolarisPrize era and I’m super thankful to everyone who listened, loved and voted.
â€” Jim Guthrie (@jampants) June 13, 2013
Very excited to be part of the Long List for @PolarisPrize 2013! Congrats to all of the other great CDN music that came out this yr.
â€” Hannah Georgas (@hannahmusic) June 13, 2013
Yay! We made the @PolarisPrize long-list! Thanks to those who voted for Spectral Dusk! Feelin’ honoured to sit beside these other nominees!
â€” evening hymns (@eveninghymns) June 13, 2013
We made it on the @PolarisPrize long list! http://t.co/hWh6mbxtWF
â€” The Besnard Lakes (@BesnardLakes) June 13, 2013
@PolarisPrize Wow, thanks! We are honoured that our debut album has made your 2013 Long List. #stoked #Canadianmetal
â€” ANCIIENTS (@ANCIIENTS) June 13, 2013
We’re at a loss for words for making this year’s @PolarisPrize #longlist #nationIInation . Chi meegwetch and many Nia:we to the voters!
â€” A Tribe Called Red (@atribecalledred) June 13, 2013
Finally, check out the YouTube playlist we made of the Long List.