The Polaris Music Prize announced their short list this morning, trimming the list down from 40 albums to the 10 best albums of the last year. Each of these artists is already guaranteed $3,000, and the big winner will be awarded $50,000 at the gala on September 21st. They also announced that the show this year will be hosted by none other than Fred Penner.
Here is your 2015 short list:
BADBADNOTGOOD & GHOSTFACE KILLAH
Deep In The Iris
If You're Reading This It's Too Late
TOBIAS JESSO JR.
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS
Power In The Blood
Personally, I am rooting for The New Pornos or Braids to take home the giant oversized novelty cheque, but we'll find out who wins at the gala on September 21st!