The long list of Polaris Music Prize contenders was cut down to 10 yesterday. The announcement was made at the Drake Hotel in downtown Toronto and across the airwaves on Sirius radio and CBC Radio 3.
In the running for the coveted Canadian music prize are: The Besnard Lakes, Owen Pallett, Broken Social Scene, Radio Radio, Caribou, The Sadies, Karkwa, Shad, Dan Mangan, and Tegan and Sara.
Best of luck to all of the talented noms as they battle it out for the $20, 000 prize. …Oh who am I kidding? We’re Canadian, we don’t battle—they’ll probably all share the prize to record together as a pop super group!