Tegan & Sara & Owen Pallett

Karkwa, a Montreal-based quintet that sings in French, beat out Broken Social Scene, Caribou, Owen Pallett, Shad, Tegan & Sara, The Besnard Lakes, and others for the Polaris Music Prize last night. Their second fourth LP, Les Chemins De Verre (The Glass Paths) won the $20,000 prize (announced by last year’s winners Fucked Up, who donated the money to charity). A lot of the shortlist nominees were there to perform at the ceremony last night, including Tegan & Sara, who did “The Ocean” with Pallett (also a previous winner) on violin. Watch:

And here are the winners, Karkwa, performing at the ceremony:

[Tegan & Sara & Owen pic via @TeganAndSara.]

Comments (7)
  1. Fourth album :

    2003: Le pensionnat des établis
    2005: Les tremblements s’immobilisent
    2008: Le volume du vent
    2010: Les chemins de verre

  2. Tegan and Sara should have won.

  3. Besnard Lakes should have won.

  4. Of course I think Owen should have got it but I haven’t heard karkwa. Will check ‘em out.

  5. SHOULD HAVE BEEN BLACK WIZARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/BLACKWIZARDCOM

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