Polaris Music Prize

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Photos + Recap: Polaris Music Prize Gala 2019 – Haviah Mighty, PUP, Shad, Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Photos by: Brendan Albert – Haviah Mighty has won the 2019 Polaris Music Prize for the album 13th Floor. “For me, the 13th floor is something that we remove from our reality because it is something that we don’t understand and therefore we dismiss it,”said Haviah Mighty. “This is very parallel to so many of the … Continue reading

Polaris Music Prize Reveals 2018 Long List

By: Staff – The Polaris Music Prize has unveiled the 40 albums on the 2018 Long List. The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List is: a l l i e – Nightshade Alvvays – Antisocialites Arcade Fire – Everything Now Bahamas – Earthtones The Barr Brothers – Queens of the Breakers Bernice – Puff LP: In … Continue reading

Photos: 2017 Polaris Music Prize Gala (Lido Pimienta, Feist, Weaves, Tanya Tagaq)

Photos by: Orest Dorosh –  Lido Pimienta has won the 2017 Polaris Music Prize for the album, La Papessa. “Not in English, not in French. But we’re here,” said Pimienta after accepting the award. Held at the historic Carlu in Toronto last night (Sept. 18th), the evening featured performances by six of the 10 nominees, including Weaves, Lido … Continue reading

Polaris Music Prize Reveals 2017 Short List

By: Staff – The Polaris Music Prize today announced its 2017 Short List of 10 Canadian albums which will vie for the Polaris Music Prize being decided Sept. 18 in Toronto. 2017 Polaris Music Prize Short List: A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation BADBADNOTGOOD – IV Leonard Cohen – You Want … Continue reading

Polaris Music Prize Announces 2017 Long List

By: Staff – The Polaris Music Prize unveiled the 40 albums on this year’s Long List earlier today at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa. The 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List: A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation Alaclair Ensemble – Les Frères Cueilleurs Anciients – Voice of the Void … Continue reading

Timber Timbre Announces New Album “Sincerely, Future Pollution”

By: Staff – Timber Timbre’s music has always traced a shadowed path, using cues of the past to fuse the sound of a distant, haunted now. On its fourth record – Sincerely, Future Pollution – Timber Timbre coats the stark, sensual sound of 2014’s Polaris Music Prize Short-Listed and JUNO Award-nominated album Hot Dreams in an oil-black rainbow of municipal grime. It is the cinema … Continue reading

Photos/Recap: 2016 Polaris Music Prize Gala – Kaytranada, Carly Rae Jepsen, White Lung

By: Jaime Espinoza, & Elaisha Green (@elaishajade) –  It seemed Montreal producer Kaytranada had not prepared a speech. The Haitian-Canadian winner of the 2016 Polaris Music Prize jumped between speaking in French and English when he briefly addressed and thanked the audience. The 24-year old’s win for his studio album, 99.9% was announced by folk singer and 2015 … Continue reading

Photos: Jessy Lanza, DJ Taye @ Lee’s Palace

Photos by: Dan Fischer – Hamilton-based synthpop singer-songwriter Jessy Lanza, who released her 2016 Polaris Music Prize short-listed album, Oh No, which featured the singles “It Means I Love You” and “VV Violence”, was co-produced by Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan, and which followed up her 2014 Polaris Prize-shortlisted album, Pull My Hair Back, performed at Lee’s Palace in Toronto last night with … Continue reading

Polaris Music Prize announces 2016 short list

By: Staff – The Polaris Music Prize has announced its 2016 short list. Announcing the 2016 short list were this year’s gala hosts: Tom Power, CBC Radio 2 Morning host and Polaris jurist, and Amanda Parris, host of CBC Radio 2’s Marvin’s Room and CBC’s Exhibitionists. The Polaris Music Prize gala will be held at The Carlu in Toronto on Monday, September … Continue reading

Stream Basia Bulat’s new single “Fool”

By: Staff –   Juno Award and Polaris Prize-nominated singer-songwriter Basia Bulat has released a new single “Fool”, from her forthcoming album, Good Advice, which will be released on February 12th via Secret City Records. Stream the song below. Bulat teamed-up with friend and collaborator Jim James of My Morning Jacket on the album’s production, driving 600 … Continue reading