Polaris Music Prize Announces The 2013 Short List

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The 2013 Polaris Music Prize Short List was revealed today at The Drake Hotel’s lounge in Toronto. The Polaris Gala will be held on September 23rd at The Carlu in Toronto. Tickets for the Gala will be available to purchase  ($50.00 per ticket) on Ticketfly on Monday, July 22nd. This year’s Gala hosts will be Kathleen Edwards and Shad.

Below is the The 2013 Polaris Music Prize List (in alphabetical order):

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
Zaki Ibrahim – Every Opposite
Metric – Synthetica
METZ – METZ
Purity Ring – Shrines
Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob
A Tribe Called Red – Nation II Nation
Whitehorse – The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss
Young Galaxy – Ultramarine

The Polaris Music Prize awards $30,000 to the artist who’s awarded the Canadian Album of the Year. The prize’s past winners include Feist, Arcade Fire, Karkwa, Fucked Up, Caribou, Patrick Watson, and Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett).

For more information regarding the Polaris Music Prize, refer to their website (www.polarismusicprize.ca).

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