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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Here is the 2015 Polaris Music Prize Long List


The list ranges from the familiar (Drake, Joel Plaskett) to the familiar yet unexpected (Buffy Sainte Marie) to the peripherally exciting (Louis-Jean Cormier, Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country, 1966-1985)



Luckily, you can listen to a Spotify playlist of the Long List here.

The Short List will be unveiled on July 16 at The Carlu in Toronto and the gala will happen there on September 21. Aux.tv will stream the gala live.

The list:

ABSOLUTELY FREE – Absolutely Free
THE ACORN – Vieux Loup
LYDIA AINSWORTH – Right From Real
ALVVAYS – Alvvays
ARKELLS – High Noon
RICH AUCOIN – Ephemeral
BADBADNOTGOOD & GHOSTFACE KILLAH – Sour Soul
BAHAMAS – Bahamas Is Afie
THE BARR BROTHERS – Sleeping Operator
BRAIDS – Deep In The Iris
STEPH CAMERON – Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady
CARIBOU – Our Love
JAZZ CARTIER – Marauding In Paradise
JENNIFER CASTLE – Pink City
COLD SPECKS – Neuroplasticity
LOUIS-JEAN CORMIER – Les grandes artères
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 – The Physical World
DRAKE – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
FRAZEY FORD – Indian Ocean
TOBIAS Jesso Jr. – Goon
B.A. JOHNSTON – Shit Sucks
PIERRE KWENDERS – Le dernier empereur Bantou
LEE HARVEY OSMOND – Beautiful Scars
JEAN LELOUP – À Paradis City
METZ – II MILK & BONE – Little Mourning
TRE MISSION – Stigmata
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS – Brill Bruisers
JOEL PLASKETT – The Park Avenue Sobriety Test
BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE – Power In The Blood
ELIZABETH SHEPHERD – The Signal
SISKIYOU – Nervous
COLIN STETSON AND SARAH NEUFELD – Never were the way she was
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country, 1966-1985
VIET CONG – Viet Cong
PATRICK WATSON – Love Songs For Robots
THE WEATHER STATION – Loyalty
WHITE LUNG – Deep Fantasy
WHITEHORSE – Leave No Bridge Unburned
YOUNG GUV – Ripe 4 Luv

Who are you cheering for? Leave a comment to let us know.