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The Besnard Lakes Polaris Prize Official Countdown: Send Your Best Vibes North

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…or, wherever you live, in the general direction of TORONTO. The final countdown has begun! The ticker at the Polaris Prize website has a little more than 12 days left before the final gala and announcement of the WINNER. As you might already know, the Polaris Prize is given to the artist who had the best album in Canada in late 2009/early 2010, regardless of genre. No offense, other nominees, but that is The Besnard Lakes for The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night.

If you live in Canada (and a lot of the Jag blog readers do), you can watch the Gala where each nominated band performs one song. Then the prize is awarded, and it’s 20,000 bones!

So, my Canuck dawgs, listen to the gala, September 20th at 8pm EST, on Sirius XM 86 or you can watch it on Much Music’s website at 8pm (with tv broadcast on the 25th).

The Besnard Lakes Shortlisted for the Polaris Prize!

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CONGRATULATIONS, BESNARDS!  The Besnard Lakes have been nominated for the Polaris Prize, Canada’s once-a-year prize for the best Canadian album.  This is the second time the band has been nominated for the prize – they were shortlisted in 2007 for The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse.  Their brilliant new album, The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night was nominated today.  The awards gala is on September 20th and will be webcast and broadcast by Much Music.

Who smells fog machines and victory?

Click here to order The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night from Jagjaguwar.

BLACK MOUNTAIN Shortlisted For Canada’s Polaris Prize

A 178 member jury of extremely cool Canadians have shortlisted our very own Black Mountain for the prestigious Polaris Prize, the annual award for a full-length Canadian album judged solely on artistic merit with no regard for genre or sales. Congratulations to the Black Mountain army!

Check it out HERE.

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Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
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Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

City Wrecker by Moonface

How Can You Really by Foxygen

Our Love by Sharon Van Etten

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