You may recall, last year’s Polaris prize winner was Fucked Up. The short list is out and there are some good bands on it, a few I’ve not come across, and Tegan And Sara.
It’s hard to believe they’re even real. Once they were just two identical twin lesbian tweens on a poster we made fun of. Now they’re big shit. Like “getting coked up and having sex with a tiger,” (to quote Sara from an interview with Spinner today) it’s only after it happens that you’re like, oh yeah, this can really happen.
The Polaris short list is:
THE BESNARD LAKES
The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
Forgiveness Rock Record
(Grosse Coque, NS, Moncton, NB, Pointe-à-l’église, NS)
Les Chemins De Verre
Nice, Nice, Very Nice
Tegan And Sara
(Vancouver, BC & Montréal, QC)
I’m pulling for The Besnard Lakes.