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PINK MOUNTAINTOPS And WOMEN Nominated For Polaris Music Prize

Each year The Polaris Music Prize nominates 40 Canadian bands who they believe have released one of the years best records. This year, we’re pleased to announce that PINK MOUNTAINTOPS’ third full length, Outside Love, and WOMEN’s self titled debut have both been nominated in the initial long list. They are joined by the likes of Fucked Up, Handsome Furs, Junior Boys, & Leonard Cohen.

The long list of 40 will be whittled down to 10 bands by a panel of over 180 jurors from the music industry on July 7th. Those bands will then be up to win the $20,000 prize.

For more information, and a full list of nominees, head over to the Polaris site HERE.

BLACK MOUNTAIN’s Polaris Prize Gala Performance + babysitting tips!

Every year Canada’s Polaris Prize has a very lovely Gala to honor the nominees of the award. This year, Black Mountain’s “In the Future” was nominated, so the band attended the award ceremony and played their song “Tyrants” to a venue full of industry professionals eating dinner at tables and sippin’ on sparkly stuff.

Canada’s CBC also nominated the band in two categories for their annual Bucky awards.

1. Best Advice From an Artist: Steve McBean on “babysitting tips”
2. Best Hook: “Stormy High”

If you’ve used any of Steve’s babysitting advice in any of your endeavors OR love the hook in “Stormy High”, get on over to the CBC website and VOTE! Voting begins today and ends November 28th. Winners will be announced in special live broadcast on December 17.

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