The nominees have been announced for the* Polaris Music Prize*, the new Canadian music award we previously reported on here.
The prize is the Canadian equivalent of the UK's Mercury Music Prize, and will be contested by:
Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
*Cadence Weapon *- Breaking Kayfabe
The Deadly Snakes - Porcella
Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds
Sarah Harmer -_ I'm a Mountain_
*K'naan *- The Dusty Foot Philosopher
Malajube - Trompe L'Oeil
Metric (pictured) - Live It Out
The New Pornographers -_ Twin Cinema_
*Wolf Parade *- Apologies to the Queen Mary
The shortlist is the result of the votes of some 120 judges. The winners - who will be announced at a ceremony at Toronto's Phoenix Theatre on September 18 - will receive $20,000.
Which is nice.
BLATANT ADVERT BIT: Metric's Live it Out is finally released in the UK on Monday (July 10) via DrownedinSoundRecordings.