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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Polaris Prize 2012 Longlist Announced

I would be remiss if I neglected to report that the 2012 Polaris Prize announced its longlist last week.   As always the list is a diverse one with industry mainstays Leonard Cohen and Drake joining newcomers Grimes and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan.

See a full list of the 2012 Polaris Prize nominees below.  As always speculation and prognostication is always welcome in the comments.  My pick?  Sandro Perri.  Of course I kinda like that Grimes record too…  Oi, it’s like this every year.

A Tribe Called RedA Tribe Called Red
Marie-Pierre ArthurAux alentours
Rich AucoinWe’re All Dying To Live
Avec pas d’casqueAstronomie
Azari & IIIAzari & III
The Barr BrothersThe Barr Brothers
Blackie And The Rodeo KingsKings And Queens
Cadence WeaponHope In Dirt City
Kathryn CalderBright And Vivid
Cannon Bros Firecracker / Cloudglow
Coeur de pirateBlonde
Leonard CohenOld Ideas
Cold SpecksI Predict A Graceful Expulsion
Rose CousinsWe Have Made A Spark
Mark DavisEliminate The Toxins
DrakeTake Care
Kathleen Edwards Voyageur
Fucked UpDavid Comes To Life
Great Lake SwimmersNew Wild Everywhere
Handsome FursSound Kapital
JapandroidsCelebration Rock
Dan ManganOh Fortune
Mares Of ThraceThe Pilgrimage
Ariane MoffattMA
Lindi OrtegaLittle Red Boots
ParlovrKook Soul
Sandro Perri Impossible Spaces
Joel Plaskett EmergencyScrappy Happiness
PS I Love YouDeath Dreams
John K. SamsonProvincial
Shooting GunsBorn To Deal In Magic: 1952-1976
The SlakadeliqsThe Other Side of Tomorrow
Patrick Watson Adventures In Your Own Backyard
Bry WebbProvider
The WeekndEchoes of Silence
Yamantaka // Sonic TitanYT//ST
Yukon BlondeTiger Talk


Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm really partial to the John K Samson album myself, which of course dashes any chances that it will win.

Sean Wraight said...

I agree with you, John's record is solid one and indeed a contender. Who knows? It might just be the dark horse and surprise us all.