Polaris Long List Announced (Dan Mangan, Rich Aucoin, Great Lake Swimmers, Drizzy and Many Others!)

2012 Polaris Music Prize
Polaris Music Prize

Big ups to bumpershine favorites Dan Mangan, Rich Aucoin, and Great Lake Swimmers who are just a few of the fine artists on the 2012 Polaris Music Prize long list. For those of you not in the know, The Polaris Prize is a $30,000 cash prize awarded annually to the Best Canadian Album judged solely on artist merit, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history. The Short List, comprised of 10 albums, will be announced in Toronto on July 17. Once that’s done, the winner will be announced at the annual Polaris Prize Gala in Toronto on September 24.

View the full list of 2012 Polaris Music Prize nominees after the jump.

Dan Mangan and a fan at Webster Hall (06/05/12)

2012 Polaris Prize Long List Nominees
A Tribe Called Red – A Tribe Called Red
Marie-Pierre Arthur – Aux alentours
Rich Aucoin – We’re All Dying To Live
Avec pas d’casque – Astronomie
Azari & III – Azari & III
Bahamas – Barchords
The Barr Brothers – The Barr Brothers
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings – Kings And Queens
Cadence Weapon – Hope In Dirt City
Kathryn Calder – Bright And Vivid
Cannon Bros Firecracker / Cloudglow
Coeur de pirate – Blonde
Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
Cold Specks – I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
Rose Cousins – We Have Made A Spark
Mark Davis – Eliminate The Toxins
Drake – Take Care
Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur
Feist – Metals
Fucked Up – David Comes To Life
Great Lake Swimmers – New Wild Everywhere
Grimes – Visions
Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital
Japandroids – Celebration Rock
Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune
Mares Of Thrace – The Pilgrimage
Ariane Moffatt – MA
Lindi Ortega – Little Red Boots
Parlovr – Kook Soul
Sandro Perri – Impossible Spaces
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Scrappy Happiness
PS I Love You – Death Dreams
John K. Samson – Provincial
Shooting Guns – Born To Deal In Magic: 1952-1976
The Slakadeliqs – The Other Side of Tomorrow
Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard
Bry Webb – Provider
The Weeknd Echoes of Silence
Yamantaka – // Sonic Titan YT//ST
Yukon Blonde – Tiger Talk