July 18, 2012 8:14

Grimes, Drake, Feist and Japandroids make Polaris Music Prize shortlist

The award is the Canadian equivalent of the Mercury Prize

Grimes, Drake, Feist and Japandroids make Polaris Music Prize shortlist

Photo: Cara Bloch/NME

Grimes, Feist and Drake have all been shortlisted for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, the Canadian equivalent of the UK's Mercury Music Prize.

Albums by Cadence Weapon, Cold Specks and Fucked Up are also included in the shortlist. Last month (June 15), organisers announced the longlist for the awards, which also included albums from Leonard Cohen, The Weeknd, Azari And III.

Arcade Fire won the award last year, picking up the $30,000 (£19,300) prize at the ceremony in Toronto. Fucked Up, Caribou and Final Fantasy are all former winners of the prize.

The Polaris Music Prize shortlist is:

Cadence Weapon 'Hope In Dirt City'
Cold Specks 'I Predict A Graceful Expulsion'
Drake 'Take Care'
Kathleen Edwards 'Voyageur'
Feist 'Metals'
Fucked Up 'David Comes To Life'
Grimes 'Visions'
Handsome Furs 'Sound Kapital'
Japandroids 'Celebration Rock'
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