Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - "Lumia"
Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq won this year’s Polaris Music Prize for her album, Animism, beating out Arcade Fire, Drake, and Mac DeMarco. In her acceptance speech, she encouraged people to wear and eat seal and said, “fuck PETA.” This year’s award gala was held in Toronto earlier tonight and featured performances from Mac DeMarco,… More »
For the past eight years, the Polaris Music Prize has honored the best Canadian album of the year. It’s accompanied by a gala to announce the winner, and this year the whole event is being livestreamed. Tonight’s performances include short list nominees Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, Jessy Lanza, Basia Bulat, Shad, and Tanya Tagaq. The… More »
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan is formed around the duo of drummer Alaska B and singer Ruby Kato Attwood, and the music they create is a compelling blend of psych-rock, metal and thundering atmosphere. Though Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, the excellent self-titled debut, came out last year, the video for first single “Hoshi Neko” has just… More »