2011-07-13T03:52:34-04:00 2011-07-13T03:52:34-04:00

Polaris Prize Short List Announced

The Polaris Prize board released the shortlist for the 2011 nominees a few days ago.  Cutting the long list down, there are now only ten artists up for the prize.  These ten artists (and albums they are nominated for) are:

The Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Austra - Feel it Break

Braids - Native Speaker

Timber Timbre - Creep on Creepin' on

Destroyer - Kaputt

Galaxie - Tigre et Diesel

Hey Rosetta! - Seeds

Ron Sexsmith - Long Player Late Bloomer

The Weeknd - House of Balloons

Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges

Each of the nominees above will be awarded $2,000 for making the short list, and are still in the running for the $30,000 grand prize.  I'm sad to see that Tim Hecker didn't make the short list but there are definitely some high quality acts still remaining.  I will keep you posted once the winner is announced!

I leave you with a Braids video for their track "Plath Heart" from Native Speaker. Not sure if it's a fan video or an official video, but it is a cool one nonetheless. 



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