Japandroids, Fucked Up, Drake make Polaris Prize short list

Japandroids, Fucked Up, Drake make Polaris Prize short list

The short list of nominees for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, Canada’s most prestigious musical award, has been announced. The nominees are (in alphabetical order):

Cadence WeaponHope In Dirt City
Cold SpecksI Predict A Graceful Expulsion
DrakeTake Care
Kathleen EdwardsVoyageur
FeistMetals
Fucked UpDavid Comes To Life
GrimesVisions
Handsome FursSound Kapital
JapandroidsCelebration Rock
Yamantaka//Sonic TitanYT//ST

The actual award, which includes a $30,000 cash prize, will be given out Sept. 24 in Toronto and is voted on by a jury of over 200 Canadian writers, radio programmers, and television producers. Previous winners have included Arcade Fire, Karkwa, and Final Fantasy.