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Saturday, July 4, 2015

GOOD LUCK! Five Hamilton Acts on Polaris Prize Long List


The 2015 Polaris Music Prize Long List was unveiled recently and five Hamilton acts are up for the prestigious award.  Folk rockers Lee Harvey Osmond and Whitehorse along with rockers the Arkells and B.A. Johnston plus electronic act Caribou will be representing the Hammer!



Links: Lee Harvey OsmondMore Lee Harvey Osmond StoriesVideo above courtesy of Lee Harvey Osmond



Links: WhitehorseMore Whitehorse StoriesVideo above courtesy of Jamie Costello



Links: B.A. JohnstonVideo above courtesy of Dougjnesbitt

The Short List will be announced July 16, 2015 and the winner will be revealed in September.  GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Click here to see who got into the Short List.

Here is the complete list
  • Lee Harvey Osmond: Beautiful Scars
  • Whitehorse: Leave No Bridge Unburned
  • Arkells: High Noon
  • B.A. Johnston: Shit Sucks
  • Caribou: Our Love
  • Absolutely Frees: Absolutely Frees
  • The Acorn: Vieux Loup
  • Lydia Ainsworth: Right From Real
  • Alvvays: Alvvays
  • Rich Aucoin: Ephemeral
  • BADBADNOTGOOD with Ghostface Killah:  Sour Soul
  • Bahamas: Bahamas is Afie
  • The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator
  • BRAIDS: Deep In The Iris
  • Steph Cameron: Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady
  • Jazz Cartier:  Marauding in Paradise
  • Jennifer Castle: Pink City
  • Cold Specks: Neuroplasticity
  • Louis-Jean Cormier: Les grandes artères
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie: Power in the Blood
  • 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
  • Pierre Kwenders: Le dernier empereur bantou
  • Jean Leloup:  À Paradis City
  • METZ: II
  • Milk and Bone: Little Mourning
  • Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966–1985
  • The New Pornographers: Brill Bruisers
  • Joel Plaskett and The Park Avenue Sobriety Test: Joel Plaskett and The Park Avenue Sobriety Test
  • Elizabeth Shepherd: Signal
  • Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld: Never were the way she was
  • Tre Mission: Stigmata
  • Viet Cong: Viet Cong
  • Patrick Watson: Love Songs For Robots
  • The Weather Station: Loyalty
  • White Lung: Deep Fantasy
  • Young Guv: Ripe 4 Luv
Blast from the Past: Last Year's Long List

Links: Polaris Music Prize, More Polaris Prize Stories

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