Earlier today at the Drake Hotel in Toronto, the short list for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize was revealed and it includes METZ, Purity Ring, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, among others. Executive Director and Founder of Polaris, Steve Jordan happily noted that this year’s list varies in range, saying, “This moody and exciting list is proof that the ‘Canadian sound’ has no stylistic boundaries. In equal measure we welcome the seven rookies and three repeat nominees to this year’s Short List.” Check out the complete list below.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
Zaki Ibrahim – Every Opposite
Metric – Synthetica (also nominated in 2006 and 2009)
METZ – METZ
Purity Ring – Shrines
Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light (also nominated in 2011)
Tegan And Sara – Heartthrob (also nominated in 2010)
A Tribe Called Red – Nation II Nation
Whitehorse – The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss
Young Galaxy – Ultramarine
The winner will be announced at the Polaris Gala on 8/23 at the Carlu in Toronto.