Posted in music on July 6, 2010

The Besnard Lakes @ Bowery Ballroom in March (more by Andrew St Clair)
Besnard Lakes

The short list for the 2010 Polaris Prize has been announced. The ten nominees are below...

HERE, NOW, OUR 2010 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE SHORT LIST.

THE BESNARD LAKES,
The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night
(Montréal, QC)

OWEN PALLETT,
Heartland
(Toronto, ON)

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE,
Forgiveness Rock Record
(Toronto, ON)

RADIO RADIO,
Belmundo Regal
(Grosse Coque, NS, Moncton, NB, Pointe-à-l'église, NS)

CARIBOU,Swim
(Dundas, ON)

THE SADIES,
Darker Circles
(Toronto, ON)

KARKWA,
Les Chemins De Verre
(Montréal, QC)

SHAD,
TSOL
(London, ON)

DAN MANGAN,
Nice, Nice, Very Nice
(Vancouver, BC)

TEGAN AND SARA,
Sainthood
(Vancouver, BC & Montréal, QC)

Young Galaxy, who we previously mentioned as a long list nominee, didn't make the cut, but Dan Mangan, who will be touring through NYC in September, did. Caribou, who play Governors Island this month (and DJ at Glasslands the same night), also made the list.

SOME SHORT LIST FACTS:

TWO ARTISTS HAVE WON POLARIS PREVIOUSLY:
Owen Pallet (Final Fantasy) - He Poos Clouds in 2006.
Caribou - Andorra in 2008.

FIVE ARTISTS HAVE MADE THE SHORT LIST PREVIOUSLY. THEY ARE:
The Besnard Lakes (2007)
Broken Social Scene (2006)
Caribou (2008)
Owen Pallett (2006)
Shad (2008)

FIVE HAVE NOT. THEY ARE:
Karkwa
Dan Mangan
Radio Radio
The Sadies
Tegan And Sara

TWO ARTISTS, KARKWA AND RADIO RADIO, SING OR RAP IN FRENCH.

ONE, RADIO RADIO, IS ACADIAN.

A jury of 198 music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers from across Canada submitted their top five picks for best Canadian album released between June 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010. These picks were narrowed down to a Long List of 40 which was made public June 17, 2010. A Grand Jury of 11 members will be specially selected to convene and determine this year's winner on location at the Polaris gala.

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Comments (20)

this award deserves to go to Besnard

Posted by e | July 6, 2010 9:44 PM

The Besnard Lakes record really is the best out of the bunch.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 10:09 PM

Owen Pallett actually deserves it but he won already, no?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 10:43 PM

i love canada

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 11:01 PM

mEH

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 11:39 PM

awards are for special children, not bands.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 1:52 AM

We'll I'm proud to be an American...

Am I the only one that thinks everything BSS and the spawn-bands put out suck?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 7:28 AM

canada, your indie rock is like your cuisine: a blander version of ours with a mild touch of blander version of britain's.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 7:57 AM

hahaha You call the new Caribou record bland? Jealous haters. Canada rules, and if you think that BSS is representative of what we have up here then I encourage you to keep your head in the sand.

Have fun living in a third world country. Maybe the poverty, pollution and oppression will inspire some of your artists a little!

Posted by Mark B. | July 7, 2010 9:00 AM

I like the parts of the Caribou album that aren't out of tune.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 9:10 AM

It was pretty funny when Neil Hamburger got a portion of the crowd to lazily applaud BP for "sponsoring the event"!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 10:12 AM

oops wrong place for comment. haha. apologies.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 10:13 AM

Karkwa (really good stuff, I like the stuff on You Tube with Liz from Land of Talk)

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 10:26 AM

BSS and Caribou are both amazing! F--k all you haters...you haven't accomplished sh1t!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 10:38 AM

sh2t!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 10:38 AM

canada, your indie rock is like your cuisine: a blander version of ours with a mild touch of blander version of britain's.

^^
a perfect example of american arrogance.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 1:54 PM

for all you talking shit about canada. try going to montreal during the summer sometime and get back to me. very difficult to have a bad time there. fyi I'm american. if it wasn't so cold there for most of the yr, I would move there.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 2:01 PM

caribou brought the house down at the last MHOW show. I won't soon forget it...

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 2:03 PM

fuck that. best thing that ever came out of canada is RUSH!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 3:13 PM

2010 Polaris Music Prize short list announced (includes Caribou who will DJ Glasslands after the Governors Island show).

Posted by directorul | December 1, 2013 1:40 AM

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