Polaris 2010 Shortlist

brandon | July 6, 2010 - 5:19 pm

If you recall, Fucked Up won the 2009 Polaris Prize for best Canadian album of the year, beating Chad VanGaalen and Malajube, among others, and then gave the $20,000 in prize money to charity. The 2010 Shortlist was just announced. (Canadians seemingly have a predilection for guys named Dan.)

The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night
Owen Pallett – Heartland
Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
Radio Radio – Belmundo Regal
Caribou – Swim
The Sadies – Darker Circles
Karkwa – Les Chemins De Verre
Shad – TSOL
Dan Mangan – Nice, Nice, Very Nice
Tegan And Sara – Sainthood

The winner will be announced in a ceremony on 9/20. The folks at Polaris note that two artists have won previously: Owen Pallet for Final Fantasy’s He Poos Clouds in 2006 and Dan Snaith for Caribou’s Andorra in 2008. More facts at polarismusicprize.ca.