The nominees have been announced for the 2007 Polaris Music Prize, to be awarded in September.
Arcade Fire’s ‘Neon Bible’, The Besnard Lakes’ ‘The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse’ and Feist’s ‘The Reminder’ are all in the running for the Canadian award which is the equivalent of the UK’s Mercury Music Prize.
Voting for the winner are almost 200 Canadian music journalists and experts, who will make the decision based on albums “of the highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history”
The winner will receive $20,000, and will be announced September 24.
The nominees are:
Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse
The Dears – Gang of Losers
Julie Doiron – Woke Myself Up
Feist – The Reminder
Junior Boys – So This Is Goodbye
Miracle Fortress – Five Roses
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Ashtray Rock
Chan VanGaalen – Skelliconnection
Patrick Watson – Close to Paradise
–By our New York staff.