Following the longlist announcement a couple of weeks ago, the list of 10 shortlist nominees have now been announced.
Braids – Deep In The Iris (Flemish Eye)
Jennifer Castle – Pink City (Idee Fixe)
Viet Cong – Viet Cong (Flemish Eye)
Alvvays – Alvvays
Caribou – Our Love
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Power in The Blood
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul
Every year Polaris Music Awards aims to recognize the creativity and diversity in Canadian music. A list of 10 albums from the past year is selected by a panel of jury members. Without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation or sales history, and from the 10 shortlisted albums, one artist will be rewarded a of prize of $50, 000 and crowned the Polaris Prize winner. The other nine short listed artists will receive $3,000.
The Polaris Gala will be broadcast live September 21 from The Carlu in Toronto. More info: http://polarismusicprize.ca/