Thursday, June 14, 2012

Polaris 2012 long list announced

The long list for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize has been announced.  The short list will be announced on July 17, with the winner announced at a gala in Toronto on September 24th.

It's a very strong list.  If I were voting I would give the nod to Lindi Ortega's Little Red Boots, but Grimes, Rich Aucoin, Fucked Up, Coeur de Pirate, PS I Love You, and The Weeknd should all be considered favorites.

Here's the complete list:


  • A Tribe Called Red – A Tribe Called Red 
  • Marie-Pierre Arthur – Aux alentours 
  • Rich Aucoin – We’re All Dying To Live 
  • Avec pas d’casque – Astronomie 
  • Azari & III – Azari & III 
  • Bahamas – Barchords 
  • The Barr Brothers – The Barr Brothers 
  • Blackie And The Rodeo Kings – Kings And Queens 
  • Cadence Weapon – Hope In Dirt City 
  • Kathryn Calder – Bright And Vivid 
  • Cannon Bros – Firecracker / Cloudglow 
  • Coeur de pirate – Blonde 
  • Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas 
  • Cold Specks – I Predict A Graceful Expulsion 
  • Rose Cousins – We Have Made A Spark 
  • Mark Davis – Eliminate The Toxins 
  • Drake – Take Care 
  • Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur 
  • Feist – Metals 
  • Fucked Up – David Comes To 
  • Life Great Lake Swimmers – New Wild Everywhere 
  • Grimes – Visions 
  • Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital 
  • Japandroids – Celebration Rock 
  • Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune 
  • Mares Of Thrace – The Pilgrimage 
  • Ariane Moffatt – MA 
  • Lindi Ortega – Little Red Boots 
  • Parlovr – Kook Soul 
  • Sandro Perri – Impossible Spaces 
  • Joel Plaskett Emergency – Scrappy Happiness 
  • PS I Love You – Death Dreams 
  • John K. Samson – Provincial 
  • Shooting Guns – Born To Deal In Magic: 1952-1976 
  • The Slakadeliqs – The Other Side of Tomorrow 
  • Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard 
  • Bry Webb – Provider 
  • The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence 
  • Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – YT//ST 
  • Yukon Blonde – Tiger Talk

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