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Scion/Polaris Split 7" Singles In Stores Sept 14th, Some Include Golden Tickets To Polaris Gala

· by Aaron Brophy

Collectors of rare and precious vinyl, today is your day.

Steve Jordan, Founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize, announced details about this year's Scion/Polaris surprise split 7†series. Starting September 14, limited vinyl singles will be given out for free with the purchase of a Short Listed album from the participating retailers (see list below).

A total of 500 singles are being pressed for both Canada and the U.K. The combinations for the singles will be as follows:

Tegan And Sara/A Tribe Called Red (orange vinyl)
Zaki Ibrahim/Whitehorse (white vinyl)
Purity Ring/Colin Stetson (purple vinyl)
Metric/Young Galaxy (blue vinyl)
METZ (yellow vinyl)

On top of that, each Canadian retail location will be hosting a Polaris draw on September 14, with the winner receiving a prize pack of all of this year's 7†vinyl.

Polaris is also excited to once again be turning this into a Willy Wonka-style opportunity to tour the musical chocolate factory that is the Polaris Gala.

There a total of 5 Golden Tickets that will be included in random 7†packages in Ontario! Golden Tickets are good for 2 tickets to the Polaris Music Prize Gala, taking place September 23 at The Carlu in Toronto. To redeem the ticket, email goldenticket AT with your ticket number and name.  

Fine print: This ticket does not include travel to the Gala or lodging. It must be presented at the door with photo ID to match the claimant. Winners must be over 19 years of age.

The Scion Sessions “Guess The Polaris Music Prize” contest is also in full swing. Correctly guess the winner of the 2013 Polaris Music Prize for a chance to win a two year lease on a 2014 Scion tC. Enter here.

List Of articipating Polaris Surprise 7†Retailers:


Avalanche – Edinburgh, UK
Concerto – 6 locations, The Netherlands
Resident – Brighton, UK
Rough Trade East – London, UK
Spillers – Cardiff, UK
Wah Wah – Barcelona, Spain


CDWarehouse – Ottawa (3 locations)               
Compact Music – Ottawa (2 locations)
Dr Disc – Hamilton
Sonic Boom – Toronto
Soundscapes – Toronto
Red Cat – Vancouver
Ditch – Victoria
Milkcrate – Kelowna
Phonopolis – Montréal
Frequences – Montréal         
Aux 33 Tours – Montréal
HMV Megastore – Montréal
Sillons Le Disquaire – Quebec City
Blackbyrd – Edmonton
Listen – Edmonton
Obsolete – Halifax
Sloth – Calgary
Vinyl Diner – Saskatoon
Fred’s – St. John’s
Blueprint – Lethbridge      
Music Trader – Winnipeg
HMV – Toronto

The Gala event will be aired live on and SiriusXM channels (The Verge XM ch. 173 and The Iceberg Sirius ch. 161) beginning at 8 p.m. ET.   


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