Photos from the Polaris Prize Long-List Ceremonies

Polaris Music Prize Long List Ceremonies
I know this might be old news about the long-list for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.
Since I was at NXNE, why not check out the nominees.
They always have great food at the Drake Hotel.
It was a great way to meet musicians and some industry people there.
It was a surprised to see Dan Snaith of Caribou there.
He was there to announce the ten nominees.
I told him that I thought he was in England since Pick A Piper played the night before at the Garrison and he wasn’t aware of it.
Why was funny to hear.
Polaris Music Prize Long List Ceremonies
This year’s Polaris Music Prize has increased from $10,000 to $30,000.
I guess the stakes on who is winning is definitely higher.
Polaris Music Prize Long List Ceremonies
Here are the photos from the ceremonies which was hosted by CBC Radio 3‘s Grant Lawrence.
Polaris Music Prize Long List Ceremonies

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Here are the nominees of the long-list:

  • Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
  • Austra – Feel It Break
  • Black Mountain – Wilderness Heart
  • Braids – Native Speaker
  • Buck 65 – 20 Odd Years
  • Louise Burns – Mellow Drama
  • D-Sisive – Jonestown 2: Jimmy Go Bye Bye
  • The Dears – Degeneration Street
  • Destroyer – Kaputt
  • Diamond Rings – Special Affections
  • Dirty Beaches – Badlands
  • Luke Doucet and The White Falcon – Steel City Trawler
  • Eternia & MoSS – At Last
  • Galaxie – Tigre et Diesel
  • Jenn Grant – Honeymoon Punch
  • Tim Hecker – Ravedeath, 1972
  • Hey Rosetta! – Seeds
  • Hooded Fang – Album
  • Imaginary Cities – Temporary Resident
  • Land Of Talk – Cloak and Cipher
  • Little Scream – The Golden Record
  • The Luyas – Too Beautiful To Work
  • Malajube – La Caverne
  • Miracle Fortress – Was I The Wave?
  • One Hundred Dollars – Songs Of Man
  • Doug Paisley – Constant Companion
  • PS I Love You – Meet Me At The Muster Station
  • Daniel Romano – Sleep Beneath the Willow
  • The Rural Alberta Advantage – Departing
  • Ron Sexsmith – Long Player Late Bloomer
  • Shotgun Jimmie – Transistor Sister
  • Sloan – The Double Cross
  • Frederick Squire – March 12
  • Stars – The Five Ghosts
  • Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
  • Timber Timbre – Creep On Creepin’ On
  • The Weeknd – House Of Balloons
  • Women – Public Strain
  • Neil Young – Le Noise
  • Young Galaxy – Shapeshifting

Looking at the list, I am very surprised that Hooded Fang, Dirty Beaches (I almost fainted!!) and Young Galaxy made it on the list!
There were some (nameless) which I was like why are they on the list? 😛

So what do you think of the long list this year?
Who do you think is a shoe-in for the short list?

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