By: Spacelab Research Staff
Canada's Polaris Music Prize will determine its 2009 winner on Monday, September 21st at the Polaris Music Prize Gala in Toronto. You can listen to the event and all of the performances on the CBC live broadcast, or on Sirius Satellite Radio.
Who made the cut for this year's short list? Names like Metric, Chad VanGaalen, Mlajube, Fucked Up, Great Lake Swimmers and more. See the full list below. Also check out the Long List.
The winner receives $20,000 (thus the prize), judged solely on artistic merit, without regard to genre or record sales. The Polaris Music Prize is awarded to the best full-length Canadian album released from June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2009.
Elliott BROOD - Mountain Meadows
Fucked Up - The Chemistry Of Common Life
Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels
Hey Rosetta! - Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood)
(St. John's, NF)
K'NAAN - Troubadour
Malajube - Labyrinthes
Metric - Fantasies
Joel Plaskett - Three
Chad VanGaalen - Soft Airplane
Patrick Watson - Wooden Arms