Archive for the ‘Great Lake Swimmers’ Category

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Two City Sonic Toronto Bands on the Polaris Music Prize Shortlist

July 8, 2009

Well, it’s official. The short list for the Polaris prize has finally been unveiled. The 10 nominees for best Canadian album include two bands who are part of the City Sonic film series, so congratulations to Fucked Up for their album “The Chemistry Of Common Life” and to Great Lake Swimmers for “Lost Channels.” There are a bunch of exceptional Canadian artists on the list, so check out the Polaris site for more details.

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Three City Sonic Toronto Bands in the Polaris Prize Long List

July 6, 2009

Tomorrow morning, July 7, the Polaris Music Prize will announce the 10 Canadian albums shortlisted for this year’s $20,000 award. This is truly exciting news: and I don’t just say that because I’m part of the Polaris organization (as a Board member, which means I don’t get to vote but I do get to cheer.) It’s because when you look at the Long List of 40 albums released a few weeks back, there are three exceptional City Sonic artists in the running: D-sisive, Fucked Up and Great Lake Swimmers. And while I can’t say yet who will be on the Short List, or who I want to be on the Short List, or anything of the sort, I can wish these three very different but equally worthy candidates congratulations on their recognitions thus far. And then I can tell the rest of you to tune into CBC Radio 3 tomorrow for full coverage of the Short List announcement, live from the Drake Hotel.

More details at the Polaris site.

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