2009 Polaris Long List Announced Today

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Here it is, the 2009 Polaris Prize Long List in all of its glory:

Arkells – Jackson Square
Jill Barber – Chances
Beast – Beast
Bell Orchestre – As Seen Through Windows
Bison B.C. – Quiet Earth
Bruce Peninsula – A Mountain Is A Mouth
Coeur De Pirate – Coeur De Pirate
Leonard Cohen – Live In London
D-Sisive – Let The Children Die
Elephant Stone – The Seven Seas
Elliott Brood – Mountain Meadows
Fucked Up – The Chemistry Of Common Life
Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels
Handsome Furs – Face Control
Tim Hecker – An Imaginary Country
Hey Rosetta! – Into Your Lungs
Japandroids – Post-Nothing
Junior Boys – Begone Dull Care
K-OS – YES!
K’NAAN – Troubadour
La pat̬re rose РLa pat̬re rose
Land Of Talk – Some Are Lakes
Lhasa – Lhasa
Malajube – Labyrinthes
Metric – Fantasies
One Hundred Dollars – Forest Of Tears
Pink Mountaintops – Outside Love
Joel Plaskett – Three
Snailhouse – Lies On The Prize
Charles Spearin – The Happiness Project
Rae Spoon – superioryouareinferior
The Stills – Oceans Will Rise
Think About Life – Family
Timber Timbre – Timber Tiimbre
Chad VanGaalen – Soft Airplane
Martha Wainwright – I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too
Patrick Watson – Wooden Arms
Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer
Women – Women
Woodpigeon – Treasury Library Canada C/W Houndstooth Europa

The jury will now take this list and vote again to come up with the Short List, which will be announced at 11am est on July 7 from the Sky Yard of the Drake Hotel in Toronto, and will be broadcast live across Canada and the U.S. on SIRIUS Satellite Radio Canada’s CBC Radio 3 channel 86 at 11am EST.

View full press release after the jump.

The Long List is newly and proudly presented this year by the Canada Council for the Arts.

The jury will now take this list and vote again to come up with the Short List, which will be announced at 11am est on July 7 from the Sky Yard of the Drake Hotel in Toronto, and will be broadcast live across Canada and the U.S. on SIRIUS Satellite Radio Canada’s CBC Radio 3 channel 86 at 11am EST.

Guess the Short List!

Our friends at Exclaim.ca are hosting a contest where you can predict the Short List. The person who comes closest to guessing the 10 album that make the final cut will get a rare prize indeed. We’ll send them one print of each of the hand made, limited edition prints that are custom designed for, and presented to, each nominee the night of the gala. To enter, go here.

To view previous years posters, go to our spankin’ new website.

The Gala!

As usual the September 21 Polaris gala will be broadcast live on SIRIUS Satellite Radio channel 86. We should also have some exciting TV news for you in our next update.

Thanks for your support. And keep in touch with us the in the usual ways, linked up for you below.

Now go listen to these records. They’re really incredible.

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